We would like to invite you to attend our Board of Directors Forum focused on the current regulatory landscape and the role of the public board, particularly the audit committee, in helping drive audit quality. This presentation hosted by BDO will provide a small group format for Board Members to discuss the topic in further detail.
We have assembled an impressive panel consisting of a key note presentation by a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) board member, who will then be joined in panel with several industry leaders in a question and answer session. We hope you will join your fellow public company directors to engage with our panelists and each other.
Jay Hanson, Board Member of the PCAOB
Jay D. Hanson was appointed to be a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2011, and reappointed for a second term, ending in October 2018. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Hanson spent nearly 32 years at McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. At the time of his appointment to the PCAOB, Mr. Hanson was the National Director of Accounting, overseeing the firm's accounting guidance and training practices, as well as leader of the firm's Accounting Standards Group.
Mr. Hanson served as a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from 2006 to 2011. He also was a member of the Financial Reporting Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) from 2005 to 2011, serving as Chairman from 2008-2011.
Bernard C. Bailey, Chairman and CEO
Bernard C. Bailey serves as Chairman and CEO of Authentix Corporation, a Dallas based firm owned by The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm based in Washington, DC. His career spans over three decades of management experience in the high technology and security industries.
Mr. Bailey has served as CEO of two NASDAQ listed companies as well as a director to eight publicly traded companies. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Telos Corporation and Analogic Corporation.
Mr. Bailey holds advanced graduate degrees in engineering from the University of California – Berkeley and the University of Southern California, an MBA from George Washington University and a PhD in Management from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Bailey serves as an adjunct professor at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University where he teaches graduate and executive education classes on strategy, corporate governance and general management. Mr. Bailey has also served as an expert financial witness in front of the Delaware Court of Chancery, the major court responsible for oversight of publicly traded companies within the United States and has spoken and published frequently on corporate governance at both academic and professional conferences.
Ron Kaiser, Board Member
Mr. Ronald W. Kaiser served from 2003 as a board member for OPNET Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ; OPNT) through its sale to Riverbed in 2012; served from 2005 as audit committee chair and board member for Vocus Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:VOCS) through its sale to GTCR in 2014, and served from 2012 through 2015 as Board and Committee member for The NEAT COMPANY( serving as Interim CEO from October 2103 to October 2014). He has served as audit committee chair and board member since 2008 for Tangoe, Inc. (NASADQ: TNGO), since the fall of 2012 for Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, a private company in drug discovery and development, since February of 2015 for Vaccinogen, Inc.(NASDAQ:VGEN), a public company in drug discovery and development, and since April, 2015 for Tenable, Inc. a private company in Cyber security software services.
He has more than 35 years of experience in public and private finance, accounting and operations management and has served as CFO or CEO for companies in the information technology, life sciences and high tech manufacturing sectors. Since 1981, he has served as CFO during six Initial Public Offerings which raised over $400 million on initial valuations totaling over $1.7 Billion and as in CEO, CFO and other executive officer roles during the development of more than a dozen Companies, including the sale of 11 companies for amounts totaling $2.5 Billion.
He currently is a principal in the firm of Hoffman CFO Consulting, a D.C.-based provider of CFO consulting services to regional technology companies and is a Director of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Amy Rojik, Partner, BDO USA, LLP
Amy Rojik has spent 11 years with BDO as part of our National Assurance practice directing, developing, and delivering technical accounting and auditing learning initiatives for staff through partners. She helped establish and currently directs the firm’s external Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Center. She is responsible for a variety of educational programming and thought leadership publications and practice aids related to corporate governance, in particular audit committees, cybersecurity, fraud, and succession planning.
Prior to joining BDO, Ms. Rojik has a combined 11 years of largest firm public accounting experience serving manufacturing and high technology companies.