Transaction, IPO and Audit Readiness

Financial transactions by their nature are complex and competitive.  They are highly proprietary in nature and generally have time restrictions that compound the complexity of the transaction’s success.  Companies may not have the time, experience, technical expertise or bandwidth necessary to meet these multi-faceted challenges.

What companies need is a trusted financial partner that can seamlessly step-in and work with them to help ensure transactional successes are maximized while day-to-day business operations are maintained at their highest level.

At AC Lordi we believe that advising clients on readiness needs is just a first step.  We work with clients from end-to-end to help ensure success, as well as creating a working structure for continued success.

AC Lordi is cognizant of the number, nature and varied interests that various stakeholders may have in any financial transaction and broad experience allows us to understand the needs of all involved to best serve the interests of our clients.

Some of just a few ways AC Lordi can work with you include:

  • Compliance for SEC audits
  • Identify, prioritize and address critical outstanding issues
  • IPO readiness
  • Monitoring and execution of the plan
  • Post transaction follow-up
  • Prepare and review SEC registration statements and forms
  • SEC filings
  • Transaction “Gap Analysis”
  • Transaction planning (end to end)
  • Transaction readiness assessment

Our AC Lordi Transaction, IPO & Audit team of professionals have extensive background and deep experience in complex financial transactions, IPOs and audits.  We understand how important it is to not just know regulations and compliance laws but how to maximize them to a client’s benefit.

Meet Our Experts

Chris Schnittker, CPA

Director, Office of the CFO

Chris is a former PwC manager with 25+ years of financial management, reporting and corporate governance experience, the past seventeen years of which were at the Chief Financial Officer level, with public and private companies in the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He was a finalist for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award in 2014, and was chosen as a financial expert panelist multiple times at NJ/PA Biotech Annual Meeting regarding a variety of topics, including capital raising, corporate governance, and budgeting and forecasting. Chris holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from Lafayette College.

Phone: 610-455-2096
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Frank D. Stumpo, CPA, MBA

Director, Office of the CFO

Frank has extensive experience identifying and implementing strategies that maximize revenues and improve operational efficiencies within start-ups, M&As and multi-billion dollar global organizations. Prior to joining AC Lordi, he ran his own consulting firm providing C-Level advisory services for entrepreneurial management teams and private equity backed early stage and middle market companies. He also served as Vice President and CFO for SDI, Inc., as well as CFO for several highly successful private equity-backed companies. Frank holds an M.B.A. in Finance from St. Joseph’s University and a B.A. in Business & Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Phone: 610-455-2082

Colleen Tofani, CPA, MS

Director, Accounting Services

Colleen has 30 years of experience including a Masters in Taxation from Drexel University. At AC Lordi, she provides Controller/CFO services to numerous early stage biotechnology companies and other start-up businesses. As a Financial Manager for Verizon, she oversaw management and financial reporting, investment performance, and budgeting and forecasting. She began her career at Arthur Andersen as a tax analyst. In addition to her Masters, Colleen has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton.

Phone: 610-738-0100 x175