Three Key Hires Kick Off Finance and Accounting Team
Gallagher Flynn and Company, LLP announced the launch of a new Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) division earlier this year. Here’s a closer look at leaders of the new division.
Deb Royce will lead the FAO team. After starting her career at KPMG in Boston, she has served in financial leadership roles at several Vermont organizations for the past 30 years. She’s worked in financial, administrative and operations roles for companies including Bogner of American, Revision Military, and Ben & Jerry’s.
Joining Royce will be Kevin Holmes-Henry, who has more than 30 years of experience providing organizations with expertise in both finance and information technology. He earned his CPA while working at KPMG, then moved onto Ben & Jerry’s, A.N. Deringer, and Revision Military.
Also on the team is Michael Shapiro, who most recently served as COO and CFO of the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont. Shapiro worked in controller roles for Revision Military and has considerable professional experience in financial reporting.
GFC Launches Finance and Accounting Outsourcing Services Division
Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) announces it is launching a new Finance and Accounting Outsourcing Services Division, giving business and non-profit clients access to a full suite of outsourced finance options.
With an experienced team of professionals adding considerable depth and breadth to the firm, the newly formed finance and accounting services division will provide accounting, controller, and CFO services at scalable levels. It will be led by Deb Royce who comes to GFC after holding financial leadership roles at several international businesses including Revision Military, Bogner of America, and Ben & Jerry’s. “Middle market and high-growth companies are increasingly relying on outsourcing their finance and accounting services,” said Jason Hamilton, Managing Partner for GFC. “It allows them to bring in the additional assets of a team of skilled professionals that can enhance internal controls, assist with growth initiatives, budget review, and strategic direction.”
Hamilton said Royce, with more than 30 years of controller and finance experience, is an invaluable asset for GFC. She will be joined by Kevin Holmes-Henry and Michael Shapiro, both who come with extensive experience as finance executives and a long list of professional credentials.
“We have a team of talented professionals who can customize detailed and considered solutions to address the financial needs of virtually any sized company,” Hamilton said. “Our team approach will apply layers of experience to financial operations and allow companies to confidently chart their growth.”
Mike Smith Hired as Strategic HR Business Advisor
Gallagher Flynn and Company, LLP (GFC) is pleased to announce that veteran HR professional Mike Smith, SPHR, CPA, will assume the role of Strategic HR Business Advisor.
Smith comes to GFC after serving as senior vice president of HR and organizational development at Premier Members Credit Union in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to Premier, he was a partner and senior HR leader for Fluence, a CPA and consulting firm in Portland, Oregon.
Smith’s track record in executive recruiting, compensation, and organizational development will further boost GFC’s ability to bring a customized level of HR expertise to its HR consulting team.
GFC Welcomes Five New Staff Members
Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) is proud to introduce five new members of the GFC team who will come on board at the Staff I level this month.
In the Accounting & Assurance department, the newcomers are Ben Castor, Darcy Lavoie and Christian Olsen.
New in the Tax department are Diana Baldwin and Jolie Carmo.
Jamie Brandon Hired as Managing Director – Revenue Growth & Strategy
Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) is pleased to announce that Jamie Brandon has joined the firm as the Managing Director of Revenue Growth & Strategy. Brandon comes to GFC from Aspenti Health where he served as VP of Products Strategy & Markets. His previous appointments include positions as Director of Commercial Marketing for Revision Military and Global Marketing Director for Orage Outerwear.
A seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience and a proven history of developing, growing, and sustaining businesses both internally and externally, the addition of Brandon is a crucial step in supporting GFC’s strategic growth initiatives.