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Press Release  |  10/18/2022  |  Accordion

Accordion Adds Four Managing Directors to Team in Q3

NEW YORK — October 18, 2022  — Accordion, the private equity financial consulting and technology firm, has made significant Q3 hires to reflect expanding market needs and Accordion’s role as the go-to partner to the Office of the CFO. These hires include four Managing Directors across various practice areas: Wayne Carlson (CFO Technology), Mindy Dominek (Operational & Technical Accounting), Wen Rittsteuer (Turnaround & Restructuring), and Mathew Veedon (CFO-Driven Transformation).

Wayne Carlson, based in Detroit, brings more than three decades of executive and entrepreneurial experience to the CFO Technology Team. His expertise lies in long-term strategic transformation and rapid EBITDA enhancement driven by the intersection of business process, cost accounting, financial reporting, and digital and IT enablement. He was most recently a Senior Executive at PRO Unlimited, a PE-backed global owner in contingent workforce management. Prior to that, he was the co-founder of boutique consulting firm Value Bridge Partners (VBP).

Mindy Dominek, based in San Francisco, comes from nearly three decades at Deloitte and brings extensive accounting and auditing experience to the role. In addition to being a subject matter expert in US GAAP, SEC Regulations, and internal control attestations, she has specialized technical knowledge in areas including accounting for stock-based compensation, leases, and financial instruments. During her time at Deloitte, Mindy helped companies through complicated transactions, including M&As, IPOs, and carve-outs; the adoption of new accounting standards; and readiness for initial internal control attestations.

Wen Rittsteuer, based in New York City, is a seasoned turnaround and restructuring professional. With nearly three decades of financial and operational experience, Wen has worked with both healthy and distressed companies to improve performance and maximize value. Throughout her career — which includes roles at BDO Consulting, LLC, Loughlin Management Partners + Co, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Laurus Capital Management, Alvarez & Marsal, and Deloitte — she has successfully executed the performance improvement, value creation, merger integration, financial stand-up, EBITDA enhancement, restructuring, recapitalization, and turnaround of companies in various industries. She has also held various executive management positions, including interim roles as CFO and Treasurer in crisis situations and carve-outs.

Mathew Veedon, based in New York City, brings nearly three decades of consulting, operating, and investing experience to the role. He focuses on high-intervention situations, turnarounds, and major transformations of portfolio companies. Before Accordion, Mathew served as CFO of Corsicana Mattress Company, as a Partner at KeyRock Partners and Redding Consultants, and as Principal of Next Generation Ventures. He began his career at Arthur Andersen and was a Manager at Accenture. Leveraging this wide range of experience, Mathew will be key in enabling PE-backed CFOs drive profit improvement, business re-organization, merger integration, and strategy.


About Accordion

Accordion is a private equity-focused financial and technology consulting firm. Working at the intersection of sponsors and management teams, Accordion partners with clients at every stage of the investment lifecycle. The firm’s services span the entire CFO function within the private capital sector, including operational and technical accounting, strategic financial planning and analysis, CFO-driven transformation, CFO technology, transaction execution, public company readiness, interim leadership, and turnaround and restructuring. With a focus on hands-on, results-oriented execution, Accordion is widely recognized as the go-to PE consultancy and the premier digital-enablement partner for portfolio CFOs. In addition, Accordion has been recognized as an employer of choice for pioneering a better way to work in finance. Accordion has a total of 10 offices including its headquarters in New York and locations in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and South Florida.

Meet the team

Wayne Carlson
Wayne Carlson
Managing Director, CFO Technology

Wayne is a Managing Director within Accordion’s CFO Tech practice with more than three decades of executive and entrepreneurial experience.   Read more

Mindy Dominek
Mindy Dominek
Managing Director, Operational & Technical Accounting

Mindy is a Managing Director with nearly three decades of experience in public accounting.  Read more

Wen Rittsteuer
Wen Rittsteuer
Managing Director, Turnaround & Restructuring

Wen is a Managing Director with nearly three decades of financial and operational experience working with underperforming and financially distressed companies as well as those undergoing change or growth.  Read more

Mathew Veedon
Mathew Veedon
Managing Director, Transformation

Mathew is a Managing Director with over twenty five years of consulting, operating, and investing experience across a broad range of industries including consumer goods, healthcare, and technology.  Read more

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