Steven Halpern

Steven is forward thinking CPA with comprehensive and diversified experience within a broad range of industries including logistics, manufacturing and distribution businesses. He is a hands-on self-starter, who has worn many "hats" and has built and led high performing financial teams for public and private companies that have experienced rapid growth. Steven is a creative, strategic and analytic thinker with direct involvement in many aspects of operational and financial management. He works collaboratively with others to achieve goals, simplify processes and reduce costs to ensure that work is completely accurately and in a timely fashion. Steven is a strong leader and motivator, who embraces innovation, and proactively responds to rapid growth and organizational changes. Throughout his professional career, he has been involved in all aspects of controllership from financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, strategic planning, and financial systems implementation to acquisition due diligence, operational risk and compliance management. Steven is a key financial player in implementing ERP systems, enhancing company reporting, advising on system structure and protocols, cleansing and transferring data. Steven is focused on identifying new ideas for change and challenging the "business as usual" concept.

Experience: Prior to becoming a fractional Controller, Steven served as the Senior Financial Controller at Maclaren Services, Inc., the global leader in luxury style strollers; Controller at PECO Pallet, Inc., the North American leader with revenues of $160 million in pallet rental services, Controller at Triangle Equities, Inc., a diversified full-service commercial and retail real estate company in the NY Metropolitan area; Controller at Commonwealth Metal Corporation, a $100 million + public non-ferrous metals importer/distributor; Controller at PNY Technologies, Inc., a prominent manufacturer of memory modules and flash drives, and Audit Supervisor at Laventhol & Horwath, CPA's, a Philadelophia-based Global "Big 10" Public Accounting Firm.

Education and Affiliations: B.S. Accounting, Cum Laude, State University of New York, Albany, NY; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.