We provide access to world-class finance, accounting, and administrative resources that will cost-effectively scale as you do.
The Cushnoc Group was formed by its principals to provide growth
companies with access to world-class finance, accounting and
administrative services on a cost-effective outsourced basis so clients
can focus their energy, talent, and ingenuity on achieving superior
business outcomes for their stakeholders.
The Cushnoc Group specializes in working with dynamic companies whose growth prospects sometimes outrun their existing capital base.In select cases, and only when invited to do so by the existing shareholders and management, Cushnoc may utilize proprietary resources to fund a portion of our clients capital requirements pari passu with the other investors.
Geoffrey Flagg, CPA Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Flagg is a CPA (inactive status) with over 20 years of experience in public accounting as well as finance and accounting for both publicly-traded and privately-held businesses. He spent four years with the national accounting firm BDO Seidman, LLP and subsequently joined Rentech, Inc. and served as its Corporate Controller and later CFO. He is experienced in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SEC reporting, treasury functions, finance, M&A and ERP implementations. Most recently, Mr. Flagg has served as the Chief Financial Officer on an outsourced basis for multiple private equity and venture capital backed companies in various manufacturing and technology segments. His key responsibilities include finance, accounting, human resources, information technology and risk management for these firms. Geoffrey holds his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver and is a member of the AICPA and Ohio Society of CPA’s.
Evan Persky Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Persky is a financial executive with significant experience developing private and public middle market growth companies. In this capacity, Mr. Persky has served as CFO, director of strategy and planning, board member, investor and consultant for several private and public companies. Mr. Persky has transacted over $500 million in acquisitions, corporate growth capital financings and divestitures. He has led various aspects of corporate and strategic development activities including joint ventures, technology licensing and mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Persky has worked as a principal investor involved in all aspects of deal sourcing, acquisition, strategic plan development, management recruiting, and capital markets structuring and execution. Mr. Persky currently sits on several private company boards of directors and makes angel investments in early stage companies. He received an AB from the University of Chicago.
John P. Murray, CPA CGMA Managing Director
Mr. Murray is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in public accounting and finance as part of the management teams for both public and privately-owned entities. While in public accounting, at both national and large regional accounting firms, gained experience within M&A, due diligence, working with venture capital, private equity partnerships and their portfolio companies. While in industry, as Senior Controller for an international advertising agency, overseeing all accounting operations, including assisting their acquisition, and integration with their parent holding company. Additionally, responsible for multiple software conversions and implementations. A proactive problem solver, with results-oriented team player. Qualified in team and consensus building, accessing and developing internal controls, budgeting and forecasting, and finding and developing efficiencies and cost savings. He is a member of the AICPA and Ohio Society of CPA’s.
Alan Fishman, CPA Chief Financial Officer
Alan is a serial CFO with extensive investor experience in technology, manufacturing, life sciences, health care and other industries. He is a senior financial and operational professional with extensive experience in operational responsibilities including financial management, IT, M&A, and strategic planning. He has over 13 years of experience working in 12 funded technology firms as CFO, from startup to $200MM of revenue with many PE/VC investors. He has helped close many deals to raise equity (over $60MM) and debt capital (3 times), sell companies (5 exits), and to refinance clients. He was a Partner with Tatum LLC and focused on the firm’s PE/VC partners. Alan holds his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana and has an MBA in finance and accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a licensed CPA in Ohio and a member of the AICPA and Ohio Society of CPA’s.
Carol Geiger Controller
Ms. Geiger has significant internal audit, accounting and financial analysis experience, which spans various industries including retail, healthcare, professional service, and manufacturing. Ms. Geiger has expertise in process documentation, streamlining procedures, improvements and training. She has performed due diligence audits in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and capital market transactions, and has been the financial team-lead on several system implementations. She has the ability to effectively and efficiently achieve project objectives by utilizing her analytical skills and technical expertise. Ms. Geiger holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.
Amanda Crosby, CPA Controller
Ms. Crosby brings over ten years of experience to the Cushnoc Group, having served in multiple accounting roles in banking, finance, technology, and government sectors. Ms. Crosby is a CPA with expertise in financial statement preparation, payroll, budgeting and forecasting, training, and systems implementation. Over the course of her career, she has led the onboarding and consolidation of acquired firms, developed and managed operating budgets, and optimized accounting processes and procedures. Ms. Crosby graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a U.S. Army National Guard veteran.
Nicole Watkins, CPA Controller
Ms. Watkins has over 14 years of experience in public accounting and industry accounting. She spent 4 years with Deloitte, specializing in public company audits, Sarbanes-Oxley work, process development and testing, and employee benefit plan audits. Ms. Watkins served as the Financial Reporting Manager for a public company, playing a pivotal role in a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO). Additionally, her responsibilities included preparation of financial statements for quarterly and annual SEC filing requirements, employee stock option tracking, ERP transitions and assistance with audit coordination by the Company’s independent auditors. Ms. Watkins specializes in financial reporting, stock option accounting and tracking, implementation of new CRMs or data processing and process development (internal controls and month end processes). Her industry experience spans many different areas, with significant focus in service industry (contractors), oil and gas, construction, professional service firms, software development, non for profits, and fitness centers.
Tom Fields, CPA Accounting Manager
Mr. Fields is a CPA, whose background encompasses several industries including banking and financial services, software, professional services, and manufacturing. He has significant accounting experience with financial statement preparation, internal process review and optimization, payroll related functions, financial analysis, cash flow management and systems implementations. Thomas holds his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Ohio University and is a member of the AICPA and Ohio Society of CPA’s.
Elizabeth Auxier Accountant
Ms. Auxier has over 8 years of experience as a Staff Accountant and has worked in a variety of industries, including financial institutions, advertising and production companies. She has gained extensive experience in accounting data processing, bank reconciliations and accounts payable and accounts receivable management.
Jason Robbins Accountant
Mr. Robbins has 12 years of accounting experience across various industries including real estate development, food and beverage and other service industries. His expertise is in financial statement preparation and analysis and budgeting and forecasting. He received his BBA from the University of Cincinnati.
Tonya Kimble Accountant
Ms. Kimble has spent 18 years working in the banking industry, with small to midsize businesses. She focused on financing, restricting debt, and helping customers ensure their financials were intact for bank review and covenant requirements. Ms. Kimble has been in the outsourced controller role for a year, specializing in professional service businesses, project work, and payroll. Her customer service with customers and employees has led her to be very successful at accurately and efficiently processing billing and payroll.
Brooke Yeater Accountant
Ms. Yeater has spent 16 years in public accounting and industry accounting. Ms. Yeater spent 5 years at Deloitte, performing audits on real estate firms and mutual funds. She specializes in bookkeeping, process design and implementation and inventory controls and counts. Her experience spans many industries, but specializes in manufacturing and research and development firms, and non for profit.
Amanda Weis Intern
Ms. Weis is currently working on her accounting degree while working part time to support our accountants and controllers entering transactions and reconciling accounts.