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Press Release  |  02/28/2023  |  Accordion

Accordion Announces Firm-Wide 2023 Promotions

Private Equity-Focused Financial and Technology Consulting Firm Accordion Announces Company-Wide Promotions

Promotions Underscore Company’s Growth Trajectory and Reinforce Accordion’s Reputation as a Finance Industry Employer of Choice

NEW YORK – February 28, 2023 – Accordion, a private equity-focused financial and technology consulting firm, recently announced that it has promoted 73 team members across the firm. The promotions include executives spanning Accordion’s practice areas: Operational & Technical Accounting, Strategic Financial Planning & Analysis, CFO-Driven Transformation, CFO Technology, Transaction Execution, Public Company Readiness, Interim Leadership, and Turnaround & Restructuring. Today’s announcement reflects Accordion’s tremendous year-over-year growth and its ambitious plans to scale following investments from Charlesbank & Motive Partners. What’s more, Accordion’s prioritization of employee career growth and satisfaction underscores why the firm is continually recognized as an employer of choice within the finance industry.

Included in today’s announcement are two notable senior promotions to Managing Director:

Sarah Bailey, Managing Director,
Operational & Technical Accounting

Sarah Bailey, Managing Director, Operational & Technical Accounting: Sarah has extensive experience helping companies improve their financial accounting operations, with a focus on clients in the healthcare space. While she primarily assists companies post-acquisition, her work spans across the transaction life cycle, and includes carve-out services, pre-acquisition due diligence, and post-merger integration. Sarah has also acted as an interim CFO and developed board reporting materials for clients.

Sarah has experience in a variety of healthcare sectors, including physician practices, hospitals, pharmaceutical, medical device, and information technology, and is a subject matter expert in healthcare provider revenue recognition.

Sarah has led engagements for portfolio companies of H.I.G., FFL Partners, LightBay Capital, VSS, Elliot Management, and New Mountain.

Barclay Stanton, Managing Director,
Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis

Barclay Stanton, Managing Director, Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis: Barclay has over 15 years of experience in startups, middle-market private equity, public company finance, operations, and management. As an advisor and an operator, he has developed expertise in creating value in high-growth and/or integration-intensive environments, where processes and infrastructure are nascent or nonexistent.

At Accordion, Barclay has partnered with clients in consumer/retail, SaaS, education, manufacturing & distribution, and business services. His engagements focus on unifying and analyzing data across disparate data environments while developing statistical models, data analytics, and business processes to support rapid and tangible business outcomes.

Barclay has led engagements for portfolio companies of Leeds Equity, Highview Capital, Genstar Capital, Freeman Spogli, Apax Partners, and Rainier Capital Partners.

Other Accordion promotions announced today include:

Operational & Technical Accounting:

  • Scott Davis, Senior Director
  • Carol Lee, Senior Director
  • Kim Tran, Senior Director
  • Jimelle Aquino, Director
  • Jonathan Tasca, Director
  • Jennifer Maloney, Vice President
  • Nahiir Puig, Vice President

Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Zach Chandis, Senior Director
  • Manuel Garcia, Senior Director
  • Anton Gimmel, Senior Director
  • Ben Brown, Director
  • Greg Chellgren, Director
  • Jason Chen, Director
  • Zach Contreras, Director
  • Connor Kapyran, Director
  • Yun Jung, Vice President
  • Connor McDaniel, Vice President
  • Jacob Seamons, Vice President
  • Greg Seryy, Vice President
  • Dimitri Theofanis, Vice President
  • Mark Tiernan, Vice President
  • Steven Aebersold, Associate
  • Jon Ford, Associate

Transaction Execution:

  • Hayk Piloyan, Senior Director
  • Marie McLean, Director
  • John Pancetti, Director
  • Scott Lee, Vice President

CFO-Driven Transformation:

  • Brock Davis, Director
  • Jerry Rivera, Director
  • Jon Sill, Vice President
  • James Smoot, Associate

Turnaround & Restructuring:

  • Cameron McClain, Director
  • Michael Formella, Associate

CFO Technology:

  • Eric Branse, Senior Director
  • Jared du Plooy, Senior Director
  • Andrew Fahy, Senior Director
  • Andrew Humphrey, Senior Director
  • Ana Lambe, Senior Director
  • Jim Moore, Senior Director
  • Luciano Stasi, Senior Director
  • Matt Tyburowski, Senior Director
  • Nathan Fisher, Director
  • Nick Masica, Director
  • Joe McLoughlin, Director
  • Matthew Neurohr, Director
  • Luis Sanchez, Director
  • Will Stuis, Director
  • Alex Torres, Director
  • Luigi Masica, Solution Lead
  • Rebecca Pfender, Solution Lead
  • Adeon Tracey, Solution Lead
  • Kristin Tutchstone, Solutions Lead
  • Katy Hill, Solution Manager
  • Mike Labuda, Solution Manager
  • Preston Smith, Solution Manager
  • David Ahn, Senior Consultant
  • Nicholas Cordeiro, Senior Consultant
  • Wilson Dang, Senior Consultant
  • Lorenzo DiSante, Senior Consultant
  • Brian Kellagher, Senior Consultant
  • Cory Lambe, Senior Consultant
  • Adam Lund, Senior Consultant
  • Kelley Massey, Senior Consultant
  • John Moner, Senior Consultant
  • Mike Pagani, Senior Consultant
  • Alexandra Trofim, Senior Consultant

Accordion Business Operations:

  • Skylar Ivancie, Vice President
  • Jordan Smith, Vice President
  • Trevor Barrington, Associate
  • Lizzy Lewis, Associate
  • John Nail, Associate

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, 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 – across the broader private capital sector. 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.