Centri Expands Advisory Board Amidst Continued Strategic Growth
Philadelphia, PA – June 30th, 2023 – Centri Business Consulting, LLC, one of the industry’s fastest-growing and most respected accounting and advisory firms, is proud to announce the addition of two key members to its advisory board, Matthew Espe and Mike Tiagwad. Centri’s advisory board, formed in March 2022, is comprised of nationally recognized executives who bring a depth of experience and leadership to the organization.
Matthew Espe brings a wealth of experience in driving industrial transformation and significantly increasing earnings and shareholder equity. Throughout his career, he successfully led multi-billion-dollar manufacturing, infrastructure, and business services companies, with up to 34,000 employees. He currently serves as a board member and advisor to public companies, PE firms and nonprofit organizations.
Mike Tiagwad is highly experienced in all facets of the commercial insurance industry. Throughout his career, he has successfully led the growth of two insurance brokerage firms, including Conner Strong & Buckelew, which is now among the largest insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management consulting firms in the United States. Currently, he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Conner Strong & Buckelew.
“I am delighted to welcome Matt and Mike to our advisory board. Their extensive experience and unwavering commitment to excellence make them invaluable additions to the board. I look forward to achieving our strategic goals with their guidance and leadership,” states Michael Aiello, CEO & Managing Partner of Centri.
Centri’s advisory board consists of accomplished professionals from diverse backgrounds, including professional services, finance and operations, private equity, and human capital. Collaborating closely with Centri’s internal leadership, the board provides guidance on growth opportunities within the firm’s existing business internally and across the industries it serves. These individuals collectively possess a proven track record for driving transformative change, having served, or currently serving on boards of over 25 public and private companies, ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to venture capital-backed startups.
Matthew and Mike join the following leaders currently serving on Centri’s advisory board:
Jerry J. Maginnis, CPA, Chair, Retired Partner of KPMG, Author, and Active Board Member
Candace H. Duncan, CPA, Retired Partner of KPMG, and Active Board Member
David D. Gathman, Senior Finance and Operations Executive
Steven D. Hobman, General Partner at NewSpring Capital
Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR, Retired CHRO of William & Mary and Author
The addition of two advisory board members fuels Centri’s commitment to furthering its trajectory of success. Centri has experienced remarkable growth and now includes 175+ employees and numerous clients located nationally and globally, ranging from startups to multi-billion-dollar companies. In 2022, Centri achieved record-setting success with an increase of 42% to its top-line revenue and a 50% increase in personnel. Additionally, Centri was recognized as a “Top Fastest Growing Firm” by Accounting Today.
About Centri Business Consulting, LLC
Centri Business Consulting provides the highest quality advisory 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, technical accounting research, valuation, mergers & acquisitions, and tax, CFO and HR advisory services for companies of various sizes and industries. From complex technical accounting transactions to monthly financial reporting, our professionals can offer any organization the specialized expertise and multilayered skillsets to ensure the project is completed timely and accurately.
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