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Connor Group is a specialized professional services firm of Big 4 alumni and industry executives. Our team of highly experienced professionals helps financial executives with their most complex and significant matters, including financial accounting and operations, IPO and M&A services, digital solutions, and managed services. Our clients are the world’s top growth companies, and we support them as they change the world and create new markets! The firm was founded in 2006 and has grown to more than 250 professionals with core offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Salt Lake City, and Boston.

We have served more than 1,000 clients on six continents and have a 54% market share for Bay Area IPOs in recent years. Our client portfolio includes multi-billion-dollar public, mid-cap public, and pre-IPO companies ranging from early stage to late stage. Our global clients represent the most exciting industries including high tech, Internet, social networking, gaming, software, ad tech, cleantech, life sciences, financial services, consumer products, biotech, services, and manufacturing. Our goal at Connor Group is to be the most respected firm across our service lines by delivering the highest quality services to our clients. We are hired by finance and accounting executives who understand the importance of leveraging their time as well as having a partner that can successfully execute their needs.

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  • Dominick Kerr
    • Partner
    • Connor Group

    Dom is a Partner in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting Practice. He provides guidance and leads client service engagements on a variety of technical accounting issues including leasing, debt and equity financing transactions, and new accounting standard implementation. He is the leader of Connor Group's thought leadership and client service roll-out around the new leasing standard (ASC 842). Dom is also a member of the FASB Small Business Advisory Committee and develops and presents training classes externally, internally, and at accounting conferences.

    Formerly, Dom worked as a technical accounting consultant in the Accounting Services Group of PwC’s National Office, consulting with clients on a variety of technical accounting is... Read more

  • Caroline Yan
    • Director
    • Connor Group

    Caroline is a Director in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice. During her time at Connor Group, she has worked on engagements such as IPO readiness, S-1 filings, and various accounting assessments in complex transactions. She has developed in-depth technical knowledge of revenue recognition, lease, stock-based compensation, debt and equity financing transactions, embedded derivatives, and variable interest entities.

    In addition to involving in various ASC 606 client engagements, Caroline has actively participated in Connor Group’s ongoing communication process with FASB and AICPA, developed and reviewed training materials, and co-instructed internal trainings and external conferences on matters relate... Read more

  • Rochelle Rausch
    • Partner, Technical Accounting
    • Connor Group

    Rochelle is a Partner in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice managing client engagements such as IPO/SPAC readiness, the S-1/S-4 filing process, preparation of Regulation S-X compliant financial statements and providing assistance on a variety of technical accounting issues. Rochelle has experience in multiple industries, including life sciences, financial services, real estate and consumer products. Prior to Connor Group, Rochelle worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP most recently leading their Southern California Accounting & Reporting Advisory Services division and also served in their global offering services practice in London, U.K. and their National Office Accounting Consultation practice in San Franc... Read more

  • Deepika Sandhu
    • Partner, Financial Operations
    • Connor Group

    Deepika is a Partner in Connor Group's Financial Operations (FinOps) practice. Deepika has more than 20 years of direct industry, management consulting and Big-4 experience business process improvement, financial operations and organizational effectiveness. Deepika has led numerous projects for high-growth companies in the areas of close process optimization, public company readiness, internal controls and system implementations and optimizations. Deepika also has significant experience in risk consulting, helping clients to quantify and pro-actively mitigate risks and assessing companies overall internal control effectiveness. Previously Deepika was a Senior Manager in the advisory practice of Grant Thornton LLP and the head of Business... Read more

  • Lauren Bowe
    • Partner, Financial Operations
    • Connor Group

    Lauren is a Partner in Connor Group's Financial Operations practice. She has a combination of industry and professional services experience in financial operations, controllership, business process improvement, accounting systems, and internal controls.

    Lauren partners with clients’ senior finance executives in fast-paced, high-growth environments to provide strategic solutions to a variety of operational accounting challenges pertaining to people, processes, and systems. Lauren has extensive experience introducing and improving business processes to prepare the finance organization for the public company environment. She works with clients designing and implementing practical recommendations that optimize the use of systems and im... Read more

  • Alexandra Bresso
    • Manager
    • Connor Group

    Allie is a Manager in Connor Group’s National Quality Team in the New York City office. During her time at Connor Group, she has worked on various accounting assessments in complex transactions. She has developed in-depth technical knowledge of the new leasing standard, stock-based compensation, financing transactions, variable interest entities, inventory costing, and business combinations.

    In addition to her involvement in various client engagements, Allie has actively participated in Connor Group’s ongoing communication process with FASB, developed training materials, and co-instructed internal trainings on various technical matters.

    Prior to joining Connor Group, Allie worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers primarily... Read more

  • Nicole Garizio
    • Supervising Senior
    • Connor Group

    Nicole is a Supervising Senior in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice. She brings her experience in assisting with financial statement preparation and reporting, audit preparation, and carve outs across various industries and multinational corporations. Nicole has focused in collaborating with her clients to assist in the adoptions of the new leasing standard, revenue standard, and other complex technical accounting transactions. Nicole is a Certified Public Accountant (New York) and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

  • Nicole Killela (Garizio)
    • Manager, Technical Accounting
    • Connor Group

    Nicole is a Manager in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice. She brings her experience in assisting with financial statement preparation and reporting, audit preparation, and carve outs across various industries and multinational corporations. Nicole has focused in collaborating with her clients to assist in the adoptions of the new leasing standard, revenue standard, and other complex technical accounting transactions. Nicole is a Certified Public Accountant (New York) and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

  • Alec Schon
    • Manager, Technical Accounting
    • Connor Group

    Alec is a Manager in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO practice. He has experience in preparing technical accounting memorandums on complex financial transactions and the implementation of new accounting guidance. Additionally, Alec has experience preparing SEC-compliant financial statements for both domestic and foreign issuers.

    Prior to joining Connor Group, Alec was a Senior in Ernst & Young’s Financial Accounting Advisor Services (FAAS) group, where he focused primarily on helping Fortune 500 companies successfully implement ASC 842, Leases. Alec has also worked as a research assistant at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). At the GASB, Alec assisted teams on preparing Board memorandums and stakeho... Read more

  • Blake Collins
    • Director, Technical Accounting
    • Connor Group

    Blake is a Director in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice, providing assistance to clients with technical accounting issues and helping clients achieve IPO readiness. He has extensive experience with revenue recognition, lease accounting, business combinations, goodwill and intangibles, public equity offerings, and stock-based compensation.

    Prior to joining Connor Group, he worked as an audit professional at Deloitte in Orange County, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah, for more than 8 years, most recently as a senior manager serving both public and private multi-national and small companies in a variety of industries. His international audit experiences include mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting a... Read more

  • Tyler Richtsmeier
    • Director
    • Connor Group

    Tyler is a Director in Connor Group’s Financial Operations practice. He has significant experience implementing systems, processes, and controls in complex and fast paced environments. Tyler is a critical thinker and understands the importance of effectively leveraging business applications. 

    Prior to joining Connor Group in New York, Tyler worked for Groupon as Manager of Financial Systems. Before Groupon, he worked for Honeywell in various accounting roles. Tyler graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. 

    Tyler is a leader in Connor Group’s NetSuite practice and holds several NetSuite certifications. 

  • Dan Minahan
    • Internal Operations Project Manager
    • Connor Group

    Dan Minahan is a Senior Manager in the Project Management Office at Snagajob, America’s #1 hourly work marketplace. Dan is an insightful project manager and team leader with over 15 years of experience in technology and operations. With proven leadership, facilitation, and creative problem-solving skills, he brings a thoughtful and detailed-oriented approach to tackling problems and realizing outcomes. From design to implementation, Dan emphasizes transparency, collaboration, and alignment to achieve valuable impact. Over the past year and a half, Dan led an order to cash process revamp and financial tech stack implementation at Snagajob.

  • Jesse Fillerup
    • Director, Technical Accounting
    • Connor Group

    Jesse is a Director in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice providing assistance on complex revenue recognition issues and assisting clients with the adoption of ASC 606. Jesse has participated in and led various aspects of ASC 606 projects, including: drafting company-wide ASC 606 revenue recognition policies and adoption memos, drafting technical accounting white papers, preparing and delivering training on ASC 606 adoption, and quantifying the impact of the adoption of ASC 606. Jesse’s clients include a diverse group of technology companies that range in size from pre-IPO to multi-billion dollar public software and technology companies. 

    Prior to joining Connor Group, Jesse spent more than 10 years... Read more

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