Centri Names Derek Kearns as its Next SEC Reporting Practice Leader

Philadelphia, PA – March 13, 2024 – Centri Business Consulting, LLC, one of the industry’s fastest-growing and most respected accounting and advisory firms, is excited to announce it has tapped Partner Derek Kearns as its next SEC Financial Reporting Practice Leader. Kearns will take over this key role, previously held by Christopher Mora, who will continue to serve as the Capital Markets Practice Leader at Centri. 

Since joining Centri in 2020, Derek has leveraged his 25 years of experience with public companies to provide an invaluable perspective on the SEC reporting needs of clients of all sizes. Derek’s leadership and vision have been critical components in the growth of the company’s SEC reporting service offerings. Most recently, Derek has been leading the firm’s SPAC Practice and was named a Partner in October 2023.

As the largest practice area at Centri, SEC reporting focuses on working with clients to ensure compliance in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Driven by a highly experienced team, the practice provides a wide range of services, including IPO & capital markets readiness, assistance with annual and quarterly SEC filings, SEC comment letter advisory services, and carve-out financial reporting. 

“This critical practice area continues to be key to our growth, and I cannot think of a more deserving individual to lead this practice than Derek,” said Michael Aiello, CEO & Managing Partner of Centri Business Consulting. “Chris has done a fantastic job at growing SEC reporting, and now we are thrilled to see him hand it off to Derek, where we will continue to see growth and innovation under his leadership.“

Christopher Mora, Chief Revenue Officer and Capital Markets Practice Leader of Centri added, “I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Derek to grow our SEC Reporting Practice, particularly our SPAC Practice, over the last four years. His entrepreneurial spirit and vision have helped us deliver the services that our clients need in today’s market. I am excited to support him in helping our clients achieve their business goals and see Derek’s leadership propel SEC reporting to new heights.”

Derek continued, “I’m very excited to accept this new role as the leader of Centri’s SEC Reporting Practice. This practice area remains indispensable for our clients, and I look forward to working alongside Chris and our talented team to identify opportunities to enhance our service offerings and deliver exceptional value to our clients.”

Prior to his time with Centri, Derek oversaw the reporting and technical accounting functions at an international manufacturing company. He also successfully ran his own consulting firm for four years, held management positions at multiple Fortune 250 companies, and oversaw SEC reporting and technical accounting functions at a public gold mining company. Derek began his career with Deloitte, where he spent six years in the Audit and Assurance Practice. Derek obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado.

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 reportinginternal controlstechnical accounting researchvaluationmergers & 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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