Philadelphia, PA – February 10th, 2020– Centri Business Consulting, LLC is proud to announce Kristen Wik as its Chief People Officer (“CPO”) for the Firm effective January 1, 2020. This role is in addition to Kristen’s current role of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). In this newly created role for Centri, Kristen is responsible for overseeing the strategy and processes related to building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals. The role is centered upon driving growth and facilitating change for the company through a focus on its people. The CPO position will compliment her CFO responsibilities which include overseeing the on-boarding program for new team members, talent retention including Centri’s Mentor Program and benefits management, and various other team engagement projects. She also started the first Centri Leadership program in 2019 and is responsible for outsourcing and developing the curriculum for successful leadership at Centri.
“This role is an evolution for our Firm, continuing to enhance the already laser focus we have on our people which is our #1 priority. We want our team members to be fulfilled both professionally and personally. Adding this position to our organizational chart will hold us accountable to keep that front of mind,” states Wik.
Kristen started at Centri in March 2015 as Controller, later taking on the role of Director of Human Resources. In 2018, Kristen was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, responsible for managing all of Centri’s finance and administrative functions to ensure reliable and accurate financial data is provided on a timely basis.
Managing Partner Michael Aiello stated “I am very excited to announce the promotion of Kristen Wik to CPO. Kristen is a key member of our team and has been instrumental to the firm’s success. She has already made significant contributions to the firm as the CFO and now she will certainly continue to add significant value as our CPO. Kristen is a role model and mentor to our team, and I am extremely proud to formally add CPO to her title.”
Prior to her time with Centri, Kristen was a Senior Manager with Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP (formally, ParenteBeard LLC) for over 7 years. Kristen was a member of their Healthcare Business Services group. She oversaw multiple healthcare and not-for-profit audit engagements where she managed multiple team members, prepared and assisted in the preparation of financial statements, reviewed and prepared workpapers used to support audit opinions. She also prepared and instructed multiple internal training sessions.
While at ParenteBeard, LLC, she participated in the Leadership, Entrepreneurialism and Achievement at ParenteBeard (“LEAP”) program. It is a three-year program led by Penn State instructors in which selected participants acquire the skill set necessary to become an effective leader in today’s competitive, global work environment. She was awarded the Rising Star Award, voted on by her peers at the end of the program.
Kristen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University in 2002 and is a Certified Public Accountant.
About Centri Business Consulting, LLC
Centri Business Consulting provides the highest quality finance and accounting consulting services to its clients by being reliable and responsive to their needs. Centri provides companies with the expertise they need to meet their reporting demands. Centri specializes in financial reporting, internal controls, valuation services, technical accounting research and CFO advisory services for companies of various sizes and industries. From complex technical accounting transactions to periodic financial reporting, our professionals can offer any organization the specialized expertise and multilayered skill sets to ensure the project is completed timely and accurately.
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