Boston and New York — February 9, 2021 — WilliamsMarston LLC, an accounting, tax and valuation advisory firm focused on serving public, private equity-backed and pre-IPO companies, today announced that Laura Valentini has joined the firm’s New York Metro leadership team as a Managing Director, effective January 11, 2021.
“We are thrilled to welcome Laura to our leadership team in New York. We are absolutely confident that Laura’s broad operational, technical accounting and financial reporting expertise will be a valuable resource to our clients and our engagement teams as we further expand our capabilities and geographic footprint,” said Jonathan Marston, Partner at WilliamsMarston. “Laura’s experience in industry and during her tenure at EY further enables WM to advise our clients across a wide range of complex transactions and operational excellence initiatives.”
Prior to WilliamsMarston, Ms. Valentini most recently served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller at Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Laura also held accounting leadership positions within the publicly traded organizations XO Group Inc. and Intralinks Holdings, Inc. During her time in industry, Laura helped build strong internal teams and made significant contributions to several successful transactions, including an initial public offering and other debt and equity transactions. She was also responsible for providing guidance on technical accounting matters including revenue recognition, share-based payments, foreign currency matters, business combinations and deconsolidation, EPS calculations and debt modification and extinguishment. During the initial public offering process, Laura interacted directly with SEC staff, responding to comments on the topics of stock valuation, non-GAAP metrics and pro forma EPS calculations. Post-IPO, Laura was a featured panelist at an industry conference titled, “IPO Readiness: Learning from the Experts.”
Ms. Valentini began her career at EY where she rose to the level of Senior Manager within their Assurance practice. During her eleven-year tenure with the firm, Laura primarily served publicly traded clients in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. While at EY, Laura led training programs for experienced professionals on topics such as fair value measurements, revenue recognition and audit methodology and was an active member of the Tri-State Professional Women’s Network.
Ms. Valentini is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.
About WilliamsMarston LLC
WilliamsMarston is an accounting, tax and valuation advisory firm founded in 2014. With offices in Boston and New York, the firm advises public, private equity-backed and pre-IPO companies managing rapid growth and transformation including mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, spin-offs, initial public offerings and restructuring. With over 300 clients and 60 professionals, WilliamsMarston is the CFO’s trusted advisor through transformation and growth. Additional information is available at williamsmarston.com.