PHILADELPHIA (June 11, 2014) — CMF Associates, a leading provider of financial, operational, and human capital solutions to private equity, middle-market, and small cap public companies, today announced that four senior professionals have joined the firm.
Mike Mannella and Don Agee have joined as directors and Clare Creelman has joined as principal in the firm’s financial and operational consulting practice, and Justin Carey has joined as a manager in the financial executive recruiting practice.
“We are thrilled to be able to attract this level of talent and expand our platform, adding a presence in both Chicago and Vancouver,” said Thomas Bonney, Managing Director, CMF Associates. “We look forward to continuing to serve our national client base.”
Mike will serve in a leadership role on consulting engagements for private equity-backed companies, leveraging his cross-functional expertise in process control, finance, and human resources. As a Canadian-based Chartered Accountant, Mike also adds to the firm’s ability to service private equity-backed platform companies and subsidiaries in Canada. Prior to joining CMF, Mike, with expertise in process re-design, ERP implementation, human capital and internal control matters, worked primarily in professional services as a partner and practice leader at Ernst & Young and Sandgate Consulting.
Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant.
Don will also serve in a leadership role on consulting engagements for private equity-backed companies, specializing in financial analysis, corporate accounting, business re-engineering, and ERP and management consulting. His extensive corporate and consulting background provides clients with a sound, strategic perspective on designing and implementing solutions to solve business issues. Prior to joining CMF, Don worked in financial and IT-related consulting positions at PwC, Accenture, and Arthur Andersen, and was a VP controller and treasurer at a mid-market services company.
Don holds a B.S. in Accounting from Millikin University and is a Certified Public Accountant, registered in Illinois.
Justin will serve as a project leader on financial executive search engagements, working closely with private equity-backed clients and toplevel candidates in the CFO market. Justin has over 10 years of accounting and executive search experience that spans a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Prior to joining CMF, Justin was a member of the Eastern Expansion Strategy team for Farmers Insurance, and served at the director level for two well-known executive search firms.
Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Series 6, 63, and 26 FINRA Securities licenses and Property, Casualty, Life, and Health Insurance Licenses.
Clare will serve as a project manager on financial and operational consulting engagements, providing clients with valuable cross-functional solutions, including organizational and management consulting, financial reporting, corporate accounting, internal controls, transaction-related consulting, and preparation for audit. Prior to joining CMF, Clare was a manager at PwC where she provided accounting, auditing, and business advisory services to public and private companies in the consumer and industrial manufacturing industries.
Clare holds a B.S. in accounting with a concentration in ethics – politics/law from Villanova University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and active member of both the AICPA and PICPA organizations.
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