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"Over the past 12 months Chuck Nees has recruited my entire senior finance team, including the Controller, Treasurer and Vice Presidents of Planning and Budgeting, Tax, and Compliance. I am extremely pleased with Chuck’s performance and recommend his professional services with confidence and conviction.

In my view, Chuck is extremely skilled in evaluating the distinct needs of a particular position as well as the corporate culture of an organization. He also is an expert at assessing the technical qualifications of an individual and their overall fit with the rest of the team. His searches are comprehensive and he maintains strict standards of discretion and prudence.

Chuck’s straightforward and personal approach is refreshing and enjoyable, and his appreciation for the time constraints of a busy executive is invaluable during the hiring process. For all of these reasons, I enthusiastically endorse him and the highly recommend services he provides."
Steve Swad, EVP & CFO, Comverse Technology, Inc.


VP, Global Finance –
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

Global Revenues: $1.4B
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. In addition to this position, BNG has been retained recruit its CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, VP – Global Tax, VP-Global Treasury, and VP –
Internal Audit.

Top Search Requirements:

  • Deep operational experience with the adoption of a strategic business planning process, development of operating budget methodology, revenue tracking and reporting, performing variance analysis, and optimizing the global fiscal processes and systems.
  • Ability to recruit and develop a high performance team that will be globally deployed.
  • Extensive exposure with board members, as well as investment bankers and industry analyst communities.
  • Strong executive presence and emotional intelligence.
  • Significant restructuring and restatement experience.

BNG Recruit – Thomas Pierno

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