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Miles Messervy

Chief Financial Officer

Professional Background

2007Present

Chief Financial Officer

Com Group, Inc. – Florham Park, NJ

Provided leadership and direction to all aspects of accounting, financial management, fund management, and controllership relating to GNV. Reviewed monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement closing process, which included all SEC required filings.

Key Achievements:

  • Prepared and presented the management's report to the Board of Directors, which aided in decision- making processes.
  • Directed monthly bank compliance reporting, daily cash management, vendor management, and accounts payable.
  • Authored 3 accounting position letters to the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant concerning the proper consolidation accounting treatment.
  • Played a key role in the creation of 2 special purpose financing vehicles and the execution of 2 bank credit facilities.
20012006

Managing Director, Accounting & Finance

Com Group, Inc. – Florham Park, NJ

Directed accounting, finance, and fund administration functions of the 35 COM Group managed funds across 6 different investment strategies. Supervised 7 accounting professionals, 2 managers, and 5 accounting associates in performing at optimal levels. Facilitated reporting including quarterly performance letter, quarterly financial statements, individual capital account statements, and asset/fund level performance calculations. Performed SEC registered investment advisor compliance oversight of performance reporting/investor communications.

Investment Experience:

  • Private Equity – 2 funds totaling $2 billion of commitments invested in leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, management buyouts, and small/midcap growth equity transactions.
  • Controlled Distressed Debt – 2 funds totaling $1.3 billion of commitments, which seek to make control investments in distressed securities of over-leveraged companies with a goal of converting the debt to equity through a financial restructuring.
  • European Mezzanine – 2 funds totaling $1.3 billion of commitments, which employed a disciplined credit- oriented approach to investing in mezzanine debt securities of middle and large market companies that were controlled by leading European equity sponsors.
  • 11 U.S. cash flow collateralized loan funds with $3.7 billion of assets invested in the U.S. leverage loan and high yield bond markets.
  • 5 European cash flow collateralized loan funds with $2.6 billion of assets invested in the European leveraged loan market.
  • A publicly traded business development company (BDC) with $100 million of assets invested in the U.S. leverage loan and high yield bond markets.
19982001

Audit Supervisor

Company Corporate Headquarters – Madison, NJ

Maintained accountability for all aspects of auditing functions. Determined audit scope and coordinated audit fieldwork. Supervised and coached audit staff during operational and financial audits. Drafted and presented audit reports to senior management.

Key Achievements:

  • Spearheaded efforts to assess internal control systems according to corporate policies and procedures, which included identifying areas of weakness and recommending improvements.
  • Created and revised audit programs used to identify control weaknesses.
19961998

Supervising Senior Auditor

Company LLP – Roseland, NJ

Provided direction to audit engagements from inception through completion. Coordinated fieldwork with the client. Led audits in manufacturing and professional services industries.

Key Achievements:

  • Audited and prepared financial statements and footnote disclosures using sound financial acumen.
  • Managed audits for 2 SEC clients with $100 million and $30 million in revenue.
  • Executed special projects including 65 franchise IPO rollup, $200 million private debt offering, $10 million secondary stock offering, 12 company IPO rollup, and $500 million accounting fraud investigation.
19941996

Staff Auditor

Company LLP – Roseland, NJ

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting

Seton Hall University
  • Dean’s List; Beta Alpha Psi
  • National Accounting Honor Society