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About Us

Tom Benson on assignment in Beijing, China

Tom Benson on assignment in Beijing, China

Engagement History

Management Advisory Services

  • Development and implementation of new comprehensive functional organization structure in conjunction with a major corporate management and operational reorganization for a Buffalo based company with operations and personnel through out New York State.
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive cash management and master scheduling control program for a $15 million dollar manufacturing company.
  • Major redesign and overhaul of the accounting system, financial reporting system and related computer functionality for a leading manufacturer of pipe connection systems with operations in Cleveland and Toronto.
  • Development and implementation of a communication program for the owners of a closely held corporation and their top management.
  • Negotiation of an exclusive sales and distribution agreement for a New York based manufacturing company to export laboratory case goods throughout China.
  • Negotiation of an exclusive product supply agreement for a sheet metal manufacturing company with a major distributor which provided opportunities to double its revenue stream over a two year period.
  • Facilitation of a $12,000,000 historic building rehabilitation project with approximately $4,000,000 of certified historic and new market tax credits.
  • Negotiation of a multi-year exclusive arrangement for a New York manufacturer to supply specialty construction materials to the general contractor of the renovation of the entire interior of the Pentagon.
  • Negotiation and implementation of a contract for component rework with an Asian supplier to Cummins Engine.
  • Oversight and management of the overhaul of the quality management system for a manufacturing company to include new standards and the development and implementation of a comprehensive management review and continuous improvement program.
  • Successful negotiation of a letter of credit extension and factoring arrangement for a lower middle market manufacturing company.

Virtual and Transitional Executive Services

  • Interim Sr. Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Adelphia Cable ($3.3 billion cable television and telecommunications company), after the departure of the Rigas family. Managed the restructure of the accounting department and the restatement of the financial statements.
  • Interim Controller for a $35 million defense contractor.
  • Interim Assistant Controller for a $1.5 billion retail and wholesale company.
  • Interim Plant Controller for a $60 million tier one automotive manufacturer.
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer for a $100 million retail and ECommerce company.
  • Interim Controller for an $8 million retail and delivery company.
  • Interim Controller for a $10 million retail and ECommerce company.
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer for a $13 million equipment installation company.
  • Provision of transitional CEO services to a Western New York manufacturing company for a Connecticut based private equity group,
  • Provision of long term transitional CFO services to a middle market sheet metal fabrication company.
  • Long term advisory board participation for a Western New York manufacturing company.

Litigation Support Services

  • Provision of consulting services in conjunction with the determination of lost profits in a lawsuit involving equipment failure.
  • Valuation of a regional supermarket chain in conjunction with a divorce proceeding.
  • Provision of forensic consulting services in conjunction with an investment dispute.
  • Provision of valuation services of an automobile dealership and real estate holding company in conjunction with a divorce proceeding.
  • Consulting services rendered in connection with a real estate tax reduction suit.
  • Valuation and related consulting services rendered in connection with a shareholder dispute.
  • Numerous divorce litigation engagements involving enhanced earnings capacity calculations, valuations of professional licenses and closely held businesses.
  • Provision of services directly for the Court during the resolution of shareholder disputes.

Fraud Deterrence and Investigation Services

  • Provision of forensic accounting services and related financial analysis in connection with a case involving significant executive misappropriation of funds.
  • Provision of comprehensive fraud investigation services in connection with a major regional bank embezzlement case.
  • Fraud investigation services rendered in connection with a retired employee embezzlement case.
  • Forensic accounting services rendered in connection with a multilevel sales tax fraud case.
  • Provision of consulting services to the FBI in an embezzlement case including gathering evidence and conducting interviews.
  • Provision of consulting services to the District Attorney's office in a fraud prosecution case.

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