Leigh Ann has a proven track record leading complex regulatory and strategic growth initiatives. Most important, she brings the energy and entrepreneurial drive that we know is both valued by our clients and critical to our culture.
McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
Finance and accounting industry veteran Leigh Ann Schultz has been appointed Managing Director at MorganFranklin Consulting, a D.C.-based execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. Schultz, who is among a number of strategic hires the firm has made in recent months, brings more than 20 years of Big Four accounting, industry, consulting, and regulatory experience.
“Leigh Ann is a dynamic market leader, and I am thrilled to welcome her to our team,” said C.E. Andrews, CEO of MorganFranklin Consulting. “Leigh Ann has a proven track record leading complex regulatory and strategic growth initiatives. Most important, she brings the energy and entrepreneurial drive that we know is both valued by our clients and critical to our culture.”
Schultz most recently served as the Mid-Atlantic Managing Director for Riveron Consulting, where she established the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in 2012 and served private equity funds, firms growing through strategic acquisitions, and companies seeking to maximize the value of business transactions. Previously, Schultz served in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, specializing in the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, accounting and disclosures, initial public offerings (IPO), and U.S. GAAP. She also served as Director of Financial Advisory Services at AlixPartners and Assistant Controller at Consolidated Communications and TXU Communications. Earlier in her career, she served as Vice President, Controller, and Corporate Secretary at Logix Communications, as well as Assistant Controller at Dobson Communications and Senior at Ernst & Young.
“I am honored and excited to join MorganFranklin Consulting, which I have admired in the marketplace. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping clients solve complex, high-impact challenges. The opportunity to do that with such diverse and proven experts is exactly what I was looking for at this point in my career,” Schultz said.
Schultz’s areas of expertise include forensic accounting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), corporate investigations, litigation support, SEC reporting and compliance, financial analysis and reporting, due diligence, valuation, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), financial modeling, regulatory compliance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), turnaround and restructuring, and acquisition integration. Her industry experience includes telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, solar and wind energy, semiconductor, aerospace and defense, consumer products, automotive, oil and gas, and media and entertainment.
Schultz currently serves as a coach with The Global Good Fund and as an advisory board member for Hopecam and Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. She is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and Women's Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE), and she recently served on the Cooley LLP “Capital Call” selection committee. Last year, Schultz was a recipient of M&A Advisor’s 4th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards, which honor the accomplishments and contributions of prominent M&A, financing, and turnaround professionals.
Schultz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in management information systems from Oklahoma State University. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Texas and the District of Columbia, and she is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). An avid endurance athlete, Schultz is a competitive Ironman triathlete and marathoner, and she previously served as a head coach with Girls on the Run International.
About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Learn more at http://www.morganfranklin.com.
MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.