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Establishing Financial Credibility For Healthcare Companies

July 11, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

$40 – $55

New England Healthcare Executive Meeting

July 11, 2016, 7:30AM to 10:00AM

How & Why to Begin Building Financial Credibility Now – Rather Than Later

LOCATION: Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA

Directions and parking information located at: https://goo.gl/maps/WLRSf

Program Description:

Does the vision for your company including going public someday? Or perhaps venture financing, a capital raise, or a strategic exit is part of your long-term plan? If so, you’ll want to join The New England Healthcare Executives Network (NEHEN) on Monday, July 11, 2016 as a panel of experts from the CPA and consulting firm, MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, explain why it’s never too early to begin building the financial credibility needed to realize your future ambitions.


Michael Piessens, CPA, CMA, CFM
Lead Partner – Technical Advisory


Michelle Mackey, CFE, CRMA, MBA
Managing Director – Performance & Controls Practice

Glen McElwee, CVA, MSF
Senior Valuation Analyst

Christine Schneider, CPA
Audit Partner – Life Sciences Industry

Learning Objectives:

This enlightening seminar will show you how strong financial, operational, and compliance controls are key to the long-term success of any business and why it’s so important to make sure your house is in order long before the IPO, venture financing, capital raise or exit opportunity presents itself. In particular, you’ll learn why the existence of audited financial statements, independent valuation assessments and a strong control and compliance environment are vitally important from the get-go. As part of the panel discussion, the MFA team will also offer sound advice on ways to head-off common accounting and reporting issues companies often face when they begin to entertain strategic alternatives.

Who should attend:

CEO’s, CFO’s, Board Members and business leaders who are seeking an understanding of how strong financial, operational, and compliance controls are key to the long-term success of any business.


Michelle Mackey, CFE, CRMA, MBA
Managing Director – Performance & Controls Practice

Ms. Mackey brings to MFA Cornerstone Consulting over eighteen years of business and financial experience. She plays an instrumental role in helping the firm’s clients optimize performance, control risk and adhere to regulatory compliance. Her ability to examine, identify and evaluate complex procedures and systems results in proven, practical recommendations that positively impact clients’ business processes.

Michelle is sought after by clients for her expertise, particularly in the areas of business process efficiency, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, SSAE 16 audits and Service Organization Control reports (SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3), internal audits, litigation support and forensic accounting. In addition, as a Certified Fraud Examiner, Michelle works closely with clients to identify areas of fraud susceptibility within their current systems, procedures and transactions. She also assists in the development, review and refinement of clients’ internal controls and critical oversight processes.

Prior to MFA, Michelle’s professional career included serving as controller for an international organic commodities trading company; senior SOX compliance specialist for a multi-million dollar international financial company; and a consultant providing internal audit, SOX compliance and forensic accounting services to a diverse client base.

Glen McElwee, CVA, MSF
Senior Valuation Analyst

With a strong background in finance and economics, Mr. McElwee is adept at analyzing financial statements and has a thorough understanding of valuation techniques and models. As a Senior Valuation Analyst for MFA Cornerstone Consulting, Glen applies his broad expertise to deliver a comprehensive set of valuation services including 409A and ASC 718 stock option valuations and audit support surrounding valuation issues.

Prior to joining MFA, Glen worked as a Market Manager with direct responsibility for the financial and operational performance of a company whose revenues exceeded $10.5M annually. In this leadership role, he was responsible for business growth, asset protection through risk management and control, and intensive KPI analysis.

Christine Schneider, CPA
Audit Partner – Life Sciences Industry

Ms. Schneider brings to MFA extensive experience in both public accounting and private industry. Christine’s strong combination of public and private experience results in strategic insights that allow her to consistently deliver innovative, value-added solutions to her clients. She leads engagement teams in providing audit services to clients across a wide variety of industries including biotech, medical devices, emerging technology, wholesale distribution, and nonprofit. Christine also performs various consulting services, including, but not limited to conducting due diligence reviews, litigation support services and advising clients on complex revenue transactions, purchase accounting and business combinations.

Prior to joining MFA, Christine amassed 17 years of accounting experience including 10 years in the private sector as a financial executive with several startup and mature technology companies. She also has extensive public accounting experience working with clients in the retail, biotech, healthcare and nonprofit industries.

Michael Piessens, CPA, CMA, CFM
Lead Partner – Technical Advisory

Mr. Piessens brings to MFA over 20 years of diverse accounting, financial reporting and audit experience. As the lead partner of MFA’s technical advisory practice, Michael works closely with CFO’s and controllers at private and public companies of all sizes in various industries, specializing in high tech/software and biotech/life sciences. He provides critical accounting and financial reporting consulting assistance and guidance on a broad array of areas, including audit and IPO readiness, SEC and private company financial reporting, GAAP to IFRS conversion, complex equity and debt accounting, revenue recognition, leasing, derivatives and acquisition accounting. Michael is also highly regarded as an expert technical guidance adoption resource, providing frequent internal and external training and implementation support for newly issued and future effective U.S. GAAP and IFRS authoritative guidance and accounting standards, including the newest standards on revenue recognition and leasing.

Prior to MFA, Michael’s professional career included division controllership roles at an international leader in the payment processing industry and at a publicly traded alternative risk management insurance company. He also spent three years working as an auditor for Ernst & Young in Boston.


July 11, 2016
7:30 am - 10:00 am
$40 – $55


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1601 Trapelo Road
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