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Chief Accounting Officer –
Comverse Technology, Inc.

Client Snapshot:
Comverse Technology, Inc. (CMVT.PK) is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services. Over 450 communication and content service providers in more than 120 countries use Comverse products to generate revenues, strengthen customer loyalty and improve operational efficiency.  Comverse was de-listed from the NASDAQ exchange on February 1, 2007 and is currently traded on the “pink-sheets.”

Global Revenues: $1.2B
Global Headcount: 5,500
Company Type: Public (Pink Sheets)
Line of Business: Communications Software

Search Overview:
Comverse is building its US-based financial leadership team to consolidate and refine its global fiscal controls, lead the FAS 123 and SOP 97-2 restatement, and NASDAQ re-listing processes.  Joe Chinnici, CFO and BNG Placement, retained BNG to recruit its Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, VP – Global Tax, VP-Global Treasury, and VP – Internal Audit.

Top Search Requirements:

  • Intimate working knowledge of SOP 97-2, VSOE, and FAS 123(R) interpretations and applications.
  • Experience in consolidating and improving global accounting policies, practices, and systems.
  • Experience in (re)listing on NASDAQ.

BNG Placement:
Joel Legon, CPA

Work History:

Avid Technology, Inc.
VP, Chief Financial Officer
VP, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Parametric Technology, Inc.
SVP Finance, Corporate Controller
VP, Finance & Corporate Controller
Corporate Controller
International Controller (Computervision)
European Finance Director (Computervision)

NEC America
Corporate Controller
Assistant Corporate Controller
Internal Audit Director
Chesebrough-Pond’s, Inc
Manager Accounting/Controls
Director International Audit

Richardson-Vicks, Inc.
Manager, International Finance Operations
Senior International Auditor

Chesebrough-Pond’s, Inc
Internal Auditor
Budget Accountant