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Work experience

1988Present

Assurance and Advisory Business Services Partner

Ernst & Young is the second largest accounting firm in the world with over 700 offices in 140 countries serving multinational clients.

Assurance and Advisory Business Services Partner

Eight years of service as an audit partner in Orange County focused on serving companies in technology (semiconductors, software and hardware), manufacturing and consumer products and health science industries.   

  • Coordinating partner on companies ranging in size from venture-backed start-ups to multi-national public and private companies with revenues exceeding $1 billion.
  • Independent or SEC review partner for many of the firm's larger clients.
  • Initial public offerings and other registration statements.
  • Debt offerings and related registration statements.
  • Led Orange County OfficeTechnology and Consumer Products industry team.
  • Achieved high levels of client satisfaction.
  • Participated in the enrichment and growth of the practice by selling various audit, tax, transaction advisory and internal audit services.
  • Counseling team leader. Mentored the development of many individuals who achieved admission into the partnership.

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Clients Served at E&Y

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IPO's

Client's Comments

"We appreciate Marc Blythe's commonsense business approach.  Marc is technically astute and very good at interpreting the GAAP rules."

"We recently came back to E&Y after being with a 2nd tier firm for 2 years. We knew Marc Blythe and basically reestablished our relationship."

Largest supplier of PC-based retailing and e-tailing software solutions for small to medium size retailers.

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"Marc Blythe and the team have a good handle on the business and our issues."

"Marc Blythe does a good job of keeping us updated on new rules and regulations and clarifying their impact on the business."

World class semiconductor company

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"Exceptional Coordinating Partner, (Marc Blythe), listens to the client and responds effectively."

"Marc is well-organized in his presentations, as well as his thoughts. He is extremely candid and forthright in his communications. He is an exceptional Partner."

One of America's largest manufacturers of vitamins, minerals, herbal nutritional supplements, and generic medications.

Executive Performance Overview

  • More than 20 years experience at Ernst & Young, including work in the National Office designing and implementing the firm's audit process and creating industry specific tools, templates and knowledge bases that assisted executives worldwide.
  • Extensive experience with SEC, US GAAP and international accounting and financial reporting and serves clients in the consumer products, health science, software and semiconductor industries.
  • Member of Ernst & Young's Software and Semiconductor Industry Sector Networks.
  • Dealt with a number of IPOs including Jazz Technologies, Lantronix, Ocal, Xircom and Digital Filter as well as mergers and acquisitions, deal structuring and related accounting and SEC reporting matters.
  • Selected clients served include Altura Communications (Platinum Equity), Amphastar, Autobytel, Baker Corp. (Lightyear Capital) Broadcom Corporation, CoreValve, Guthy-Renker, Invensys, Jazz Technologies (The Carlyle Group), Peerless Systems, Teridian Semiconductor (Golden Gate Capital), Leiner Health Products (North Castle Partners), Money Mailer (Roark Capital), Toshiba, TransDimension, TriZetto, and Viacore.
  • Primary point of contact for management and Board of Directors.
  • Extensive industry-specific knowledge as well as technical accounting knowledge and experience.
  • Works with management to co-develop expectations and confirm that services are accurate, responsive and value-added.

Summary

FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE

Financial Reporting SEC Filings Public Offerings Regulatory Compliance

International Accounting Standards (IFRS)

TeamBuilding & Leadership New Business Development

Education & Training Restructuring & Turnarounds

Global Account Coordination Acquisitions & Divestitures

Internal Control Reporting ▪ Mentoring & Counseling ▪ Recruiting

Results oriented partner level professional offering a broad range of leadership experience serving complex multi-national private and public companies.  Strong track record of client satisfaction and achievement in dynamic and changing business environments.  Extensive background with complex reporting and accounting issues.  Highly skilled at creative problem solving and leading change.