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Managing Director & President

Jim Davidson is managing director and founder of Avant Advisory Group, a management consulting and operationally focused financial advisory firm that specializes in middle-market M&A. Jim is both a Certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA) and Certified Merger & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP). He has obtained CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant certifications with multiple financial...

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John J. DeMartino, CPA, CGMA, FINOP

Managing Director, New York; CFO Services; banking & securities, hospitality, healthcare specialties

John J. DeMartino has over 40 years’ total experience with Big Four CPA and consulting firm KPMG and both multi-billion commercial bank and bulge-bracket investment banking firms. He has held senior executive positions as Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer and filling senior roles in banking & treasury, securities (broker/dealer),...

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John Oliver, CPA

CFO Services; Mergers & Acquisitions - Due Diligence, Carveouts, Integrations; GAAP/IFRS; Manufacturing; Retail – Omni-channel & E-Commerce

John has nearly 30 years of operations, management consulting, finance and accounting experience for public, private, and international companies ranging in size from entrepreneur to over $1 billion in revenues. He has specialized experience in the following: Retail – specialty, omni-channel & E-commerce Manufacturing Wholesale distribution, sourcing & logistics Healthcare Aerospace & aviation Technology Consumer...

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Joe Alouf, CPA

Distressed – Financial Restructuring and Operational Turnarounds; CRO/CFO/COO C-Suite Interim Management; Mergers & Acquisitions

Joe Alouf has over 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, operations, investment management, and restructuring of public, private, and international companies ranging from entrepreneurial to billion-dollar + revenues across multiple industries, including: Retail – specialty, omni-channel & E-commerce Manufacturing Restaurants / Foodservice Healthcare Technology (Hardware; SaaS) Branded consumer products Aerospace Joe served as an executive...

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James Hughes, CPA, CFE

M&A financial/quality of earnings due diligence; working capital specialist; financial forensics, fraud, corporate investigations

Jim Hughes, CPA, CFE, has over 20 years of financial services and management consulting experience, largely serving companies ranging from $50 million to $1.5 billion. As Controller and Finance Manager for more than ten years, his responsibilities included oversight of all financial and control functions and cash flow management and analysis, including 13-week rolling cash...

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Marty Jones, APICS CPIM

CEO & C-Suite - International, Manufacturing, Operations, Turnarounds & Performance Improvements

Marty Jones is a strategically and operationally focused Senior Executive.  He has a proven track record in building organizational value.  He has driven manufacturing operations excellence and supply chain improvements to drive down costs and increase profitability to strengthen multiple organizations with a deep bench strength. He has revamped organizational structures to match business demands...

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John S. Ioannou

C-Suite CEO/COO Interim Management - Turnarounds & M&A

John Ioannou is a highly experienced senior executive with stints as president and CEO of multiple companies as well as operating partner for private investment firms. John has a long record of accomplishments with businesses ranging to multi-billion-dollar units of Fortune companies, including IBM, with a concentration in the following industries: Software/Technology Business/Consumer Services Specialty...

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Patricia R. Aubort, CPA, CVA, CFE

CFO services & interim management; healthcare specialist

Pat Aubort offers clients both deep and broad experience gained over 30 plus years as a CFO, finance executive, VP of Acquisitions, financial and operational consultant, and tax accountant. She has served both private and publicly-traded companies in various finance-related capacities during her career. Pat is the National Healthcare Practice Leader for Avant Advisory Group....

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Michael Mumford, CPA/CFF, CFE, CPA (Canada)

Principal Consultant – Forensics, Fraud & Corporate Investigations

Mike has been assisting clients to resolve complex fraud and compliance issues for over 30 years.  His expertise in investigative & forensic accounting has been instrumental in over 300 engagements for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, law firms, financial institutions, businesses, non-profits and high net worth individuals and families.  Mike started and led forensic accounting...

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Kai Kuwata

Information Technology and C-Suite Interim Management

Kai Kuwata is a senior level financial and information technology professional with proven results achieved in both consulting and C-level executive positions. He has held top leadership posts for financial and information technology organizations. His experience ranges across various product manufacturing and service-delivery businesses. As such, he has directly interfaced and presented to the board...