As a CPA I have been very successful in incubating a number of Technology/Internet companies through my own client base. Port.ru, a Russian internet portal which I helped start has become the largest email service in Russia with over 2m registered users and a market valuation of 80m. The company is scheduled to go public with Deutche Bank in February 2001. I have also helped to form Wallstreetitalia.com, an Italian efinance company that has
experienced rapid growth since its introduction last October.
I have recently turned my attention to my own profession and the struggles that are being faced by the Small Practioner in coping with a labor shortage and redefining their role in an era of technological change.
Countthebeans and its related CPA organizations believes it is our mission to help the Small Practioner migrate to become the knowledge worker and strategic consultant that the small business community needs.
§ Instrumental in launch of Russian Internet’s premier Web portal
§ Instrumental in Launch of Italy's premier efinance website
§ Developed and Built Countthebeans.com as an effective web based outsourcing solution for small businesses
§ Developed and built a successful New York CPA firm
Current Positions Held
Countthebeans.com New York, N.Y. 1/2000-present
CTB is a technology integratator that has combined the strength of Netledger, Cyberbills and ADP to offer a total web based outsouring solution for small businesses which is distributed through CPA channels
Van Horn & Co, CPA firm (New York, NY) 1987-Present
Van Horn & Co., founded in 1987, currently has staff of four. Heavily involved in news media, commercial arts and venture capital industries. The firm handles tax preparation for all of the venture capital and private equity partnerships of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Port.ru Russian Internet Portal (New York, NY; St. Petersburg, Russia) November 1998-February 2000
CFO and Shareholder
Port.ru, Russia’s premier Internet portal,—the leading Internet gateway for the Russian-speaking Internet audience worldwide. Portal accumulated 2,000,000 users and became self-sufficient, profit-generating site in first five months of operations.
Wall Street Italia.com (New York, N.Y.) Ocober 1999-Present
Incubator and Shareholder
Wallstreetitalia.com, Italy's premier efinance portal with over 500,000 users.
KPMG Peat, Senior Accountant 1985-1986
Price Waterhouse, Senior Accountant 1986-1987
Licenses and Professional Affiliations
Arbitrator, member of American Arbitration Association
American Business Appraiser (ABA) member
Volunteer and Non for Profit Organizations
Chekov Theatre Ensemble (New York, NY), Treasurer and Director
Non for profit organization aided at bringing the art experience to at-risk youth in the inner city
Kids Care Club (Rockland/ Bergen County, NJ), Founder
Volunteer organization that provides youth helpers to nursing homes and homeless shelters
Teacher for junior achievement in NYC public schools
Fundraiser for "Music for All Seasons"
Volunteer yoga instructor in Beth Israel Cancer Center NY
New York University (New York)
M.B.A. (Taxation and Finance)