Chief Advisor to the CEO & Partner
Steve is the Chief Advisor to the CEO & Partner at Centri Business Consulting. He has over 35 years of public and private accounting experience, serving public and privately-owned companies. He joined Centri in October 2016 and has worked with a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, gaming and entertainment, cryptocurrency funds, telecommunications resellers, real estate developers, and home builders. He also specialized in emerging growth technology companies, business development companies, private investment partnerships, and family-owned businesses. Steve combines a strong audit and accounting background with an ability to identify, address and resolve issues that are essential to the entrepreneur. Steve’s experience includes significant involvement with public companies and the reporting issues facing these companies. He has worked with numerous private companies and counseled management on ongoing public issues. He is familiar with and worked on many private and public offerings of securities. He has strong experience with IPOs as well as private placements.
Prior to his time with Centri, Steve served as a Partner with RSM US, LLP from 2008 to 2015, retiring in 2015. Prior to RSM, Steve was employed by BDO US, LLP from 1991 to 2007, where he became a partner in 1999 and was the managing partner of the Philadelphia office audit practice from 2004 to 2006. In his career, he has served as a CFO for Transducer Systems, Inc., a publicly-traded international manufacturing company, from 1981 to 1985, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Early Stage East, one of the largest geographic venture capital showcases, from 2000 to 2015, and project manager for many consultative assignments.
Steve has also served for two years as a discussion leader for seminars for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants on courses related to Quality Control in public accounting firms and has authored articles on this topic and articles on the business challenges facing middle-market companies. During this time frame, he also performed quality reviews of local accounting firms for the PICPA.
Steve received a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Delaware in 1978 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a past member (1983-2021) of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.