Platform Specialists Formally Integrates into Accordion Brand
Moving Forward as Unified CFO Technology Practice, Accordion Will Continue to Provide Best-in-Class EPM Solutions
NEW YORK – January 23, 2023 – Accordion, the private equity-focused financial and technology consulting firm, today announced that it will formally integrate Platform Specialists, an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting firm (acquired in February 2022) into the Accordion brand.
The acquisition of Platform Specialists enhanced Accordion’s already significant tech advisory and enablement expertise to offer its private equity sponsor and portfolio clients a more comprehensive suite of people, process, and technology-related services.
“Platform Specialists’ heritage delivering best-in-breed EPM solutions to a broad spectrum of leading corporate entities has been tremendously additive to our technology offerings, and we look forward to further leveraging and expanding that experience in serving the office of the CFO,” said Nick Leopard, Accordion Founder and CEO.
Led by Mike Cochran, a managing director with more than 25 years of experience delivering transformational financial solutions through the enablement of technology, Accordion’s CFO Technology practice has benefited from Platform Specialist’s expanded suite of tech solutions, enabling Accordion to provide more effective road mapping and software selection services to clients, in addition to business process design transformation.
“The addition of the Platform Specialists team has greatly helped us deliver a more fulsome suite of solutions to our clients and diversify our EPM technology partnerships, making us more competitive in the space,” said Cochran. “We’re excited to formally integrate the Platform Specialists team into our CFO Technology Practice.”
Platform Specialists’ 26-member team of passionate and skilled professionals will continue to work cross-functionally alongside practitioners from all corners of the firm to arm CFOs with the appropriate digital solutions to implement business process recommendations and capitalize on value creation opportunities.
“We have been thrilled to work with Accordion, and share their passion for hands-on, results-oriented execution and value-driven solutions,” said Joe Stasi, Managing Director, Consolidations Team Lead, and Platform Specialists Co-founder.
“We love Accordion’s agile/entrepreneurial environment and share their appreciation for a performance-based culture,” added Justin D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Planning Solutions Lead, and Platform Specialist Co-founder.
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.