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Bridgepoint Consulting, a professional services firm that provides finance, IT and management consulting, has named Drew Schaal as CFO Consultant for its Austin, Texas office. As CFO Consultant, he will provide financial and operational expertise to early stage software and technology companies. Schaal is a highly accomplished, results-driven financial executive with 20+ years of experience leading dynamic, early-stage software companies with their financial, accounting and general operations. His focus is to implement structured process improvements which deliver increased financial controls, revenue growth and profitability.
Eleven independent finance and accounting consulting firms from across the country have aligned to launch a membership-based group called the Finance and Accounting Consultants Alliance (FINACA). Sharing best practices and insights enables the members to provide exceptional client service as well as deliver expert finance and accounting resources across the United States.
Bridgepoint Consulting has named Stephanie Scanlan as Manager of Retained & Contingency Executive Search for its Houston, TX office. Stephanie will drive efforts to further establish and grow Bridgepoint’s executive search practice with a focus on placing finance and accounting professionals ranging from CFO to experienced staff-level, across all industries in the Houston area.
Bridgepoint Consulting has named Gilbert Alba III as Director for its Houston, TX office. Alba will be responsible for leading strategic efforts to drive client acquisition and partner opportunities for Bridgepoint.
Bridgepoint Consulting, a leading Texas-based finance, IT and management consulting firm, today announced the promotion of Vince Trevino to Principal. Formerly the Managing Director of Business Development, Trevino’s new role as Principal will be largely focused on the firm’s continued regional growth strategies and day-to-day management of the business development team.
Bridgepoint Consulting, a professional services firm that helps companies optimize financial and technology operations and provides recruiting services, has named Charles York as CFO Advisor for its Austin, Texas office. York has a proven track record of corporate finance, accounting and audit experience in start-up, high growth and publicly-traded companies. At Bridgepoint, he will provide advisory services for a variety of Bridgepoint clients that are in the midst of growth and transition.
Bridgepoint Consulting is pleased to announce that Michael Johnson, Principal of the firm, has completed all of the requirements for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) program to earn the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.
Bridgepoint Consulting, a professional services firm that provides finance, technology and management consulting, has named Sunny Nair as Director of IT Consulting. Nair will be responsible for leading strategic efforts to support Bridgepoint clients in a broad range of IT transformation initiatives that help clients define business problems and determine the best technical solutions.
Bridgepoint Consulting, a professional services firm that provides finance, technology and risk management consulting, is pleased to announce the promotion of Monica Gill and Vince Trevino to Managing Director roles. Monica is currently Director of Client Services and Vince is Director of Business Development.
Bridgepoint Consulting, a professional services firm that provides finance, technology and management consulting, has named Leslie Willard as Director of its Finance and Accounting Practice for its Houston, Texas office. In addition to practice and engagement management, Willard’s primary focus will be driving all finance-related projects, as well as high-level fractional finance/accounting roles, that Bridgepoint provides in the Houston market.
Finance technology management firm Bridgepoint Consulting LLC is acquiring Austin recruiting firm Harder Consulting Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal, which marks Bridgepoint’s first acquisition, would expand the firm’s direct hiring and recruiting division.
Bridgepoint Consulting is pleased to announce the completed merger with Harder Consulting, an Austin-based recruiting firm specializing in accounting, finance, banking and human resources. The transaction was fueled by Bridgepoint’s business strategy to further expand their existing recruiting practice to serve the growing need for this service.
Bridgepoint Consulting, a Texas-based provider of financial, IT and management consulting services, entered into a five-year business transformation engagement with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), the largest public retirement system in Texas, to provide an independent program assessment to modernize its administration system.
Bridgepoint Consulting Joins NetSuite Solution Provider Program to Launch New Cloud Computing Practice
Bridgepoint Consulting, a leading Texas-based provider of financial, technology and management consulting services, today announced that it has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. Partnering with NetSuite, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP software suites, allows Bridgepoint Consulting to launch a new cloud computing practice that offers NetSuite cloud ERP to emerging, mid-market and large organizations.
Bridgepoint Consulting, a Texas-based professional services firm, has added two finance and risk management industry veterans, Ross Warriner and Gillian Boyer, to their new team in Houston. As a Director, Ross Warriner’s primary focus will be leading client engagements and helping organizations address processes, risks and controls related to financial reporting and other operational business activities. He brings more than 30 years of extensive experience and accomplishments in the global energy industry. Prior to Bridgepoint, Warriner was VP & Country Manager for a public oil and gas company in Asia, and has also held key positions at Protiviti, Superior Gas and Shell Oil.
Bridgepoint Consulting is pleased to announce Sheri Furley and Joe Leake, both consultants at Bridgepoint, completed a specialized training in Microsoft, “Querying & Processing SQL Server Data.” Both Furley and Leake support client accounting departments in enhancing enterprise and accounting systems. Most recently, they had an extensive engagement supporting a large company in the Oil and Gas industry where querying was an important part of their roles.
Bridgepoint Consulting, an Austin-based professional services firm that provides financial, IT and management consulting, has named John Sorrells as Managing Director for its Houston, Texas office. In addition to overall practice and engagement management, his primary focus will be providing Governance, Risk Management and Compliance across multiple industries including energy, manufacturing and financial services. Sorrells brings a proven track record in helping organizations address processes, risks, and controls related to financial reporting and other operational business activities.
Bridgepoint Consulting has named Jon Irvin as CFO Advisor. Irvin brings a proven track record with venture-backed companies in both high-growth and turnaround situations. He’s a five-time CFO achieving successful liquidity events, maximizing revenue growth and leading equity and debt funding transactions totaling more than $120 million.
Celebrating thirteen years in business, Bridgepoint Consulting launched a new company logo. The new logo symbolizes the company's growth and stability as well as their renewed focus and commitment to partner with organizations to “extend their reach” by providing strategic consulting services related to finance, IT and management.
Bridgepoint Consulting Director Elected Board Member of Turnaround Management Association, DFW Chapter
Dawn Ragan, Managing Director, Bridgepoint Consulting LLC has been elected Treasurer and Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors for the Turnaround Management Association, Dallas Chapter.
Bridgepoint Consulting has named Gina Budd as Director of Marketing. Budd will be responsible for all marketing strategies, including branding; communications; new market initiatives; and social and online media at Bridgepoint.
Bridgepoint Consulting has named David Roe as Director of the Governance Risk Management & Compliance practice. David has provided finance and accounting management, internal audit, and risk assessment and management with Fortune 100 and emerging companies. He brings 25 years of experience to Bridgepoint and its clients.
Bridgepoint Consulting has named Ken Bartley as CFO Consultant. Ken brings to Bridgepoint a proven track record with venture-backed companies in both high growth and turnaround situations. He’s a four time CFO achieving successful liquidity events, maximizing revenue growth and leading equity and debt funding transactions totaling more than $80 million.
Bridgepoint Consulting Welcomes Shelly Hobbs to its Governance Risk Management & Compliance practice
Bridgepoint Consulting has named Shelly Hobbs as Manager, Governance Risk Management & Compliance practice. Shelly has provided finance, accounting, and internal audit work with Fortune 100 and emerging companies and brings this valuable experience to Bridgepoint.
David brings to Bridgepoint a wealth of experience and leadership as a company founder, four-time CFO, investment banker, and mergers and acquisitions veteran.
Ms. Ragan will join Bridgepoint's leadership team in the firm's Business Turnaround & Restructuring Services group, and work with Bridgepoint clients in restructuring, bankruptcy, and matters involving dispute resolution. "She is a tremendous addition to our team of professionals. Her 20+ years of working with complex bankruptcy and litigation matters is invaluable to clients who draw upon her expertise," said Bill Patterson, Bridgepoint Consulting principal.
Bridgepoint Consulting, LLC’s co‐founder, Gerry Bula, is stepping down from his role as principal. Bob Smith, co‐founder and principal, and Bill Patterson, principal, in addition to the firm’s practice group leaders, will assume Bula’s management duties.
Bridgepoint Consulting LLC, a professional services and consulting firm, named Manuel Azuara principal. Azuara joined the firm in 2009 as a chief financial officer.
As a leader in the firm’s CFO Services group, Azuara has contributed significant growth to the practice since joining the firm in February 2009.
Bridgepoint Consulting serves an event sponsor for the seventh consecutive year.
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