Smart Devine’s Hiring Spree Expands Its Higher Education Practice

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Smart Devine & Company, LLC (http://www.smartdevine.com) announces today that it has hired five new higher education professionals/consultants to expand its higher education practice. John Bilanin, Rose Ann Jubinski, MaryLynn Kudey, Jeremy Mayernik and Dana Stow will help higher education organizations manage their information technology, finance and accounting operations, and student services.

Provides a wide range of accounting, tax, business advisory, forensic accounting and litigation support services.

Through their strong network in higher education and their track record of delivering measurable results our current education clients and future clients will benefit greatly,” said Jim Smart, CEO of Smart Devine.

John Bilanin is a senior level professional with over 20 years’ experience and expertise in accounting, finance and information technology with a strong ability to manage complex projects. John helps higher education institutions become more efficient, improve operations and reduce costs. He is responsible for managing engagements to help institutions apply new technologies to improve business processes and workflow. John has a BA in Economics, with a minor in Accounting, from Rutgers University and has completed the Public Management Certification Program at Kean University.

Rose Ann Jubinski is a senior level information technology professional with over 25 years of experience in the implementation of ERP systems, data conversion, system integration and implementation, database technology and strategic planning. Rose Ann earned her MBA and BS in Computer Science from The University of Scranton. She is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute and Project Management Professional Training, Villanova University.

MaryLynn Kudey is a senior level professional with Smart Devine, LLC with over 29 years of experience in higher education, with a specific emphasis on student administration systems processes and project management. Prior to joining Smart Devine, she was a Senior Manager at Grant Thornton and was the lead student consultant and resource manager on the student development team at Sungard. She has also provided training sessions on various aspects of BANNER product, FERPA, Regulatory Reporting such as IPEDS and Clearinghouse Reporting, and integrated components of the Human Resources, Alumni, Financial Aid and Finance products. MaryLynn earned her BS from King’s College. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Jeremy Mayernik, Senior Associate, serves as an expert in Financial Aid Administration at colleges and universities, and is also an adept with the Sungard Higher Education Banner Financial Aid system. In addition to Financial Aid, his areas of expertise include project planning, process and system design and development, ERP systems implementation, conversion and interface functional/technical documentation, SQL programming and design for reporting, Banner population selections, Banner letter/e-mail generation, and reporting using Cognos software. Jeremy has 15 years of experience in Financial Aid and Higher Education, and four years’ experience in business consulting. Jeremy has an MSA and BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Dana Stow is a senior level professional with ten years of experience within higher education in project management, systems analysis, and team leadership. Dana has a comprehensive understanding of SunGard Higher Education admissions systems and proven expertise in Streamlining Business Functions, Constituent Relationship Management Solutions, Reporting and Analytics, Imaging Technology, Staff Training, Workflow Systems, Management and Database Management. Dana earned her Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, BA from Lehigh University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Lehigh University.

“This excellent team of higher education professionals will serve the numerous higher education organizations in the region and beyond. Through their strong network in higher education and their track record of delivering measurable results our current education clients and future clients will benefit greatly,” said Jim Smart, CEO of Smart Devine.

Smart Devine, is headquartered in Philadelphia and provides a full range of accounting, advisory, tax and investigative forensic accounting services to organizations across a variety of industries.

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