Campbell, CA., October 20, 2021 – RoseRyan, a leading provider of accounting and financial professionals/solutions for a multitude of sectors, today announced that it’s on this year’s Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Best Firms for Equity Leadership.

“We greatly appreciate and take pride in the distinction of being named by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance as one of the best firms in our industry for equity leadership for women,” said Kathy Ryan, Founder and Chair of RoseRyan.

“We are a woman-founded company and from our start in 1993, RoseRyan has always been a workplace where females can thrive and achieve their professional goals.”

The pandemic provided RoseRyan with business emerging from unexpected directions, which enabled the company to accelerate leadership for rising women. Additionally, the accessibility of mentoring via virtual platforms was particularly important to equipping those newly minted leaders with strategies for success.

The Best Firms for Equity Leadership list is based on MOVE survey results and recognizes firms with at least 30 percent women partners and principals, as roughly a third is the widely recognized ‘tipping point’ for members of any identity group to have individual impact. The Equity Leadership list recognizes firms that have achieved that milestone through any combination of culture, programs, initiatives, and growth.

According to the Accounting MOVE Project, firms that entered the COVID-19 pandemic with established modes of remote work intended primarily to benefit women had a compelling advantage in the abrupt shift to remote work. With women leading many aspects of virtual business development, firms continued to promote women to senior leadership: this year, women comprise 32 percent of partners and principals at the firms that participate in the Accounting MOVE Project, up from 29 percent in 2020. Based on the report, women continue to make up just over half of total firm employees (55 percent).

The list, sponsored by the AFWA, is based on each year’s MOVE results. To earn a spot on the list, an employer must have both a proportionate number of women at most or all levels of management and proven success with the MOVE factors. The 2021 Accounting MOVE Project is available at the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance website https://www.afwa.org/move-project/.

About the Accounting MOVE Project

The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by

research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success:

M – Money: fair pay practices;

O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development;

V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers;

E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership

About RoseRyan

Award-winning RoseRyan’s tailored advisory expertise out of Silicon Valley helps solve evolving companies’ finance and accounting challenges so they can take their businesses to the next level. Our deeply experienced and innovative consulting professionals integrate seamlessly with your team to bridge the gaps and unlock the potential in your organization. We offer outsourced customized, on-demand and full-stack solutions, services and scalable support at every stage of a company’s life cycle: no matter the size. More than 1,000 clients – from startups to Fortune 500 companies across a range of sectors, including tech and life sciences, eCommerce, mobile, social media and more – have relied on RoseRyan’s expert advice since 1993. Our trusted guidance allows you to focus on being great at what you do. How can we transform your performance, and accelerate your progress towards success?

Campbell, Calif., September 15, 2021—For the seventh year in a row, leading Silicon Valley-based finance consulting and accounting advisory firm RoseRyan’s employees once again gave the company their vote of confidence in the coveted The Bay Area News Group’s 2021 Top 100 Workplaces staff survey.

The company secured a sought-after position on this winning workplaces list after its employees took part in the Group’s annual confidential survey that measures 15 workplace engagement drivers, including attributes such as leadership, innovation, open-mindedness and purpose.

The response rate by RoseRyan staff on the survey was 86%, and the results were published during August 2021 in Bay Area News Group supplements distributed throughout the region.

Reflecting on receiving this honor once more, Dave Roberson, RoseRyan CEO says, “Each year since 2015 RoseRyan firm has won this award by receiving consistently high ratings from its staff. This honor is no accident though: our organization’s strong culture, founded upon a set of values identified 11 years ago, has allowed our team to continue to excel, despite the challenges that 2020 presented.”

Roberson adds that besides RoseRyan’s robust company culture, it has also been able to rely on its team’s vast expertise and skilled adaptability, as well as good communication channels and a robust tech stack, which factors have all provided the sturdy foundation required to support an impressive client base since 1993.

About the Survey

In its capacity as a third party, Energage LLC—a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools—administered the Top 100 Workplaces list survey, which was based entirely on anonymous employee feedback.

About Energage

Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 15 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit www.energage.com. Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.

About RoseRyan

Award-winning RoseRyan’s tailored advisory expertise out of Silicon Valley helps solve evolving companies’ finance and accounting challenges so they can take their businesses to the next level. Our deeply experienced and innovative consulting professionals integrate seamlessly with our clients’ teams to bridge the gaps and unlock the potential in their organizations. Follow us on LinkedIn

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Newark, Calif., August 24, 2020—RoseRyan, a leading advisory firm that helps companies of all kinds—large and small—master their finances, has been awarded a 2020 Top Workplaces honor by The Bay Area News Group. This is the sixth year that the finance and accounting firm has made the Top 100 list.

The Top Workplaces list is based on the results of confidential employee surveys. Published yesterday in Bay Area News Group supplements found throughout the region, the Top 100 list evaluates workplace engagement based on 15 drivers.

Says Dave Roberson, CEO of RoseRyan, “At RoseRyan, we’re excited to be again on this list of winning workplaces—it reflects the positive atmosphere that we’re so proud of and springs from our strong culture. We believe that when everyone thrives, that’s when the magic happens.”

RoseRyan employees rated the firm highly for attributes such as purpose, innovation, leadership and open-mindedness. The survey’s response rate was 77%.

About the Survey

The Top 100 list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

Says Eric Rubino, Energage CEO, “In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees.”

Roberson adds that RoseRyan’s strong culture, based on the values identified 10 years ago, has allowed the firm to quickly adapt to the coronavirus crisis. The firm “didn’t miss a beat” when the shelter-in-place orders happened.

According to Roberson, RoseRyan’s tight culture, regular communication channels, and robust tech stack helped the firm quickly adjust to working and managing remotely. Going forward, he adds, the RoseRyan culture will continue to sustain the advisory firm as it weathers the new normal.

About Energage

Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit energage.com. Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.

About RoseRyan

Award-winning RoseRyan’s tailored advisory expertise out of Silicon Valley helps solve evolving companies’ finance and accounting challenges so they can take their business to the next level. Our deeply experienced and innovative consulting professionals integrate seamlessly with your team to bridge the gaps and unlock the potential in your organization. We offer outsourced customized, on-demand and full-stack solutions, services and scalable support at every stage of a company’s life cycle, no matter the size. More than 850 clients—from startups to Fortune 500 companies across a range of sectors, including tech and life sciences, eCommerce, mobile, social media and more—have relied on RoseRyan’s expert advice since 1993. Our trusted guidance allows you to focus on being great at what you do. How can we transform your performance and accelerate your progress toward success? Find out at www.roseryan.com.

 

Menlo Park, CA—July 23, 2020— AST Private Company Solutions™ (AST PCS) today introduced a new strategic partnership with RoseRyan, a Silicon Valley-based firm that delivers specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of a private company’s growth. Celebrating 27 years of business, RoseRyan is one of the most respected finance and accounting consulting firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Companies using Astrella™ capitalization (cap) table and ownership data management platform will now be able to work with RoseRyan’s specialized finance and accounting professionals exactly when and where it’s needed. RoseRyan associates will use Astrella to support private companies who require ownership tracking and exit modeling and integrate the data into their client company’s financial reporting.

AST PCS, the Silicon Valley-based unit of ownership data management leader AST, recently launched Astrella as a transformative technology in private company shareholder management. The new cloud-based software-as-a-service platform brings together private blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics, and was built with an API-based ecosystem to quickly integrate with innovative providers in the private markets, such as RoseRyan.

The agreement is the latest among a group of partners that AST PCS has recently announced, including 409A valuation leaders Derivatas and Economics Partners, digital documentation and storage giant Box, private company lender Liquid Stock and private security transactions provider EquityZen. These strategic relationships deliver on a diverse array of private shareholder requirements, with common objectives including rapid data access and availability, efficient reporting workflow for private company ownership, and the best possible end-to-end user experience.

RoseRyan started in 1993 helping private companies organize their financial strategy in every stage of their lifecycle”, says Dave Roberson, Chief Executive Officer of RoseRyan.  “During every critical phase of the company, and even during economic turmoil as we are now are experiencing, companies depend on RoseRyan to provide the right level of financial expertise and support. Working with the leadership team of Astrella and their other partners, we find the same collaborative fit as we promote in our culture at RoseRyan.”

Adds AST PCS president Carine Schneider, “Private companies are sometimes so focused on building market-leading products and services that they forget how important it is to ensure their internal books and records are kept in a manner that is audit-ready. Managing cap table and equity compensation data on a secure system that was built by a team with a background working closely with auditors is an important component to ensure financial professionals can rely on the information in the system. Developing our partnership with the experienced team at RoseRyan confirms the importance they place in a system that was built for financial professionals and we look forward to servicing our joint clients together.”

About RoseRyan

Award-winning RoseRyan’s tailored advisory expertise out of Silicon Valley helps solve evolving companies’ finance and accounting challenges so they can take their business to the next level. Our deeply experienced and innovative consulting professionals integrate seamlessly with your team to bridge the gaps and unlock the potential in your organization. We offer outsourced customized, on-demand and full-stack solutions, services and scalable support at every stage of a company’s life cycle, no matter the size. More than 850 clients—from startups to Fortune 500 companies across a range of sectors, including tech and life sciences, eCommerce, mobile, social media and more—have relied on RoseRyan’s expert advice since 1993. Our trusted guidance allows you to focus on being great at what you do. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.

Tracey Hashiguchi

RoseRyan

+1 510.456.3056

thashiguchi@roseryan.com

 

About AST Private Company Solutions, Inc.

Founded in 2019, AST PCS is an affiliate of AST and is focused on serving private companies worldwide. Astrella, a cloud-based SaaS solution, allows private companies to manage their ownership data, including the cap table and employee equity plans and to connect directly with related service providers to support efficient workflow, and provide access to investors, advisors and employees. For more information, visit www.astrella.com.

Heather Dopson

AST PCS

+1 650.272.4560

hdopson@astfinancial.com

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Founder Kathy Ryan Remains Chair, Vice President Roberson Named CEO

Newark, Calif., December 3, 2019 — One year after joining RoseRyan as Vice President, David “Dave” Roberson will lead RoseRyan as CEO effective January 1. Roberson, a seasoned executive who led Hitachi Data Systems as CEO, is also the chief executive of RoseRyan subsidiary Kukuza Associates.

Kathy Ryan will transition from CEO to Chair while retaining ownership of the Silicon Valley finance and accounting consulting firm she co-founded 26 years ago.

In addition, Ryan will continue to work with clients in the field, play a large role in RoseRyan’s strategic planning and investments, and serve as Director of Bizinta, a SaaS company spun out of RoseRyan that provides a business management solution to consulting firms.

Says Ryan about the change, “Dave is a strong leader — he’s ready to lead RoseRyan as we reach for the next stage of growth, and he’s the right person to take us there. He’s extremely well versed in what makes RoseRyan unique and has a strong foundation to make it happen.”

Adds Ryan, “I’m keen to hand Dave the reins, and for RoseRyan clients, this shift in leadership roles will be seamless, given how closely we’ve worked together since Dave became part of the team.”

The Right C-suite Talent at the Right Time for RoseRyan

Roberson joined RoseRyan last January as Vice President after leading RoseRyan’s execution of the Transition Services Agreement in DigiCert’s purchase of Symantec’s web security business—RoseRyan’s largest engagement to date. In March, when RoseRyan launched Kukuza Associates, a new subsidiary that concentrates solely on the cannabis market, Roberson was named its CEO, a role he retains.

“I’m excited to lead the next chapter of RoseRyan. Our outstanding reputation, strong client base of happy, repeat customers who refer us to others, along with our defined values, are building blocks for more success,” says Roberson.

He continues, “We’ll be propelling growth across the firm’s solution areas, and we’re well positioned, given the meaningful culture and brand that Kathy and the team have created and fostered over the years. What continues to impress me about RoseRyan is its clear strengths as well as the can-do attitudes and operational savviness that our consultants bring to every engagement. The value delivered to clients is striking.”

During his time at RoseRyan, Roberson has overseen the firm’s broad array of finance and accounting solutions. Part of this oversight included developing its “rapid diagnostic” concept, which involves quickly assessing a company’s financial readiness for growth and scaling. The diagnostic tool was launched by Kukuza and then rolled out in September by RoseRyan’s Emerging Growth area.

Possessing extensive consulting and board experience as well as a law degree, Roberson was a senior vice president at HP and worked at Hitachi for 26 years. He likes to joke that he has held every C-suite title that exists.

Currently chairman of the board of Push Technology, a global API management company, he also enjoys mentoring a wide range of professionals, from budding managers to CEOs, in his free time.

About RoseRyan

RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of your company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 850 companies since 1993. Our focus is on tech, life sciences and private equity — and our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. Our broad solution areas focus on emerging growth, interim finance, corporate governance and strategic projects, and our RoseRyan company, Kukuza AssociatesTM focuses on cannabis accounting and finance. No matter what stage of the business lifecycle you’re at, the size of your business or the scale of your next endeavor, RoseRyan has a wide range of tailored finance solutions just when you need them to accelerate growth. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.

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Hashiguchi leads practice area focused on accelerating startups

Newark, Calif., October 7, 2019—RoseRyan, a Silicon Valley-based finance and accounting consulting firm that takes companies further, faster, announced today that Tracey Hashiguchi has been promoted to Director of Emerging Growth.

In this position, she leads RoseRyan’s solution that optimizes the finance function of startups, particularly venture-backed ones. Her specialized team delivers a full stack CFO solution to meet milestones and investor expectations. It includes CFO and controller expertise coupled with an outsourced day-to-day accounting team, depending on a company’s needs—every piece of the solution is geared toward scaling with efficiency.

This potent mix prepares fast-moving startups for growth while providing reliable, actionable data and reporting for transformative events.

According to Kathy Ryan, RoseRyan’s CEO and founder, “Tracey has grown this dynamic, exciting part of the business, developing its best practices and building its community. Her leadership has reached many parts of the firm—she’s had impact throughout RoseRyan and is a total team player who lives our values.”

Known as a creative collaborator who loves to learn about what drives today’s workforce and high-performing teams, Hashiguchi started at RoseRyan in 2014. As manager of the EG area’s customer experience, she engaged RoseRyan’s consultants and startup clients to ensure the firm’s high standards were met or exceeded. Hashiguchi has also focused on continuously growing the EG practice area by revenue, headcount and clients.

Recent achievements include the development of her area’s full stack CFO solution. She also launched the Rapid Diagnostic for Emerging Growth to assess startups’ financial readiness for liftoff. According to Ryan, both initiatives speak to Hashiguchi’s leadership and the way that she is always looking to leverage the firm’s full capabilities.

Says Hashiguchi about the promotion, “I’m very excited to take our EG practice area to new levels of growth and success. I enjoy closely collaborating with our consultants, and I’m looking forward to deepening this work as our team moves forward.”

She adds, “RoseRyan’s positive workplace culture and emphasis on cross-functional teams keeps everyone energized and on the same page. Because we’re aligned, we can all focus on delivering excellence and creating outstanding client satisfaction.”

More About Tracey Hashiguchi

Prior to joining RoseRyan, Hashiguchi spent 14 years at Deloitte in Silicon Valley, rising to Senior Marketing Specialist in its practice for emerging growth companies. Working closely with executives, she developed sales and marketing materials, created networking events and managed the Silicon Valley Technology Fast 500 program.

About RoseRyan

RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of your company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 850 companies since 1993. Our focus is on tech, life sciences and private equity yet our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. Our broad solution areas focus on emerging growth, interim finance, corporate governance and strategic projects, and our RoseRyan company, Kukuza AssociatesTM focuses on cannabis accounting and finance. No matter what stage of the business lifecycle you’re at, the size of your business or the scale of your next endeavor, RoseRyan has a wide range of tailored finance solutions just when you need them to accelerate growth. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.

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Is your startup sailing ahead or heading for a rude awakening?

This rapid review by Silicon Valley experts scores your finance function’s readiness

Newark, Calif., September 9, 2019—Drawing upon 25 years of expertise guiding Silicon Valley startups, the new RoseRyan Rapid Diagnostic for Emerging Growth is now available to startups interested in gauging their financial readiness for scaling.

As an interactive session with RoseRyan, the diagnostic scores companies on their overall financial health. The rapid review is simple yet comprehensive, providing emerging growth companies with a dashboard of results. It involves a tech-enabled questionnaire and scoring system to evaluate if the startup has what’s needed to support growth, achieve future milestones and satisfy investors.

Offered on a complimentary basis during its introductory period, the assessment provides actionable insights from an award-winning finance and accounting consultancy that has fueled the success of hundreds of startups and knows what investors want.

RoseRyan: Helping Startups Avoid Drama Since 1993

Says Tracey Hashiguchi, Head of Emerging Growth Solutions at RoseRyan, “Startups operate at lightning speed with big goals and visions. Yet their own finance operations often come up short, leaving them bereft of timely, accurate information. The result? We see it all the time: They’re flying blind and basing decisions on faulty assumptions.

“This diagnostic quickly shines a light on what’s not going to cut it come go-time,” she adds. “If your VC-backed company is barreling toward a milestone—like a revenue goal or a new funding round—you don’t want to get held up by a missing system or process. These cost a lot to fix at the last minute, and we know that since we regularly do this emergency work.”

Hashiguchi comments, “Companies that have all the components of a solid financial foundation have a huge advantage—this new RoseRyan diagnostic is the perfect vehicle for getting a handle on your company’s financial capacity for liftoff.”

Quickly Assessing 16 Key Business & Finance Areas for Scaling

During the RoseRyan Rapid Diagnostic for Emerging Growth, startups are guided through an evaluation of 16 key finance and operational areas, which are each rated on a 1 to 5 scale. The dialogue covers the most essential areas of the startup related to accounting and finance, yielding a condensed view of the company’s ability to sustain growth.

At the end of the assessment, companies receive a scorecard with an overall score. Topics assessed include the company’s financial systems and processes as well as growth plans, operations, competition, debt, partners and supply chain.

Benefits to Fast-Moving Startup Companies

The RoseRyan Rapid Diagnostic for Emerging Growth benefits any startup that wants to determine where it stands on a host of finance fundamentals and receive actionable advice.

Notes Kathy Ryan, the CEO and founder of RoseRyan, “This easy, interactive exercise for entrepreneurs, owners and C-suite leaders offers visibility into what is really going on in the business. It’s insight from a team that expertly gets companies investor-ready and has navigated hundreds of startups through all sorts of scenarios since 1993.”

The new tool’s benefits include:

  • Rapid assessment of the startup’s financial and operational health—so companies can take action, to fill any gaps and prepare for growth
  • Identification of the critical finance and operational issues and risks that could slow down or endanger the startup
  • Feedback to company leaders on how far they’ve come and what’s necessary to get to the next stage
  • A scorecard that reveals what the startup needs to shore up for the next stage of growth.

Ryan emphasizes, “Startups get a strategic snapshot, so they can easily prioritize what needs to get addressed.”

Requesting Your Startup’s Free Diagnostic

Fast-moving companies can jumpstart their understanding of how prepared their finance function is for scaling by using the RoseRyan Rapid Diagnostic for Emerging Growth. Learn more and request a diagnostic here: www.bit.ly/rapid_diagnostic.

About RoseRyan

RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of your company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 850 companies since 1993. Our focus is on tech, life sciences and private equity yet our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. Our broad solution areas focus on emerging growth, interim finance, corporate governance and strategic projects, and our new RoseRyan company, Kukuza AssociatesTM focuses on cannabis accounting and finance. No matter what stage of the business lifecycle you’re at, the size of your business or the scale of your next endeavor, RoseRyan has a wide range of tailored finance solutions just when you need them to accelerate growth. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.

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Newark, Calif., June 25, 2019—RoseRyan, a leading regional consulting firm that takes companies further, faster, with proven finance and accounting solutions, has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by The Bay Area News Group. This is the fifth year that RoseRyan has made the list, ranking #19 among small businesses.

The Top Workplaces lists are based entirely on the results of confidential employee satisfaction surveys. The list appeared Sunday in a Bay Area News Group supplement found in regional media outlets, including The Mercury News and the Marin Independent Journal.

Similar to last year’s results, RoseRyan employees believe that the company is a positive workplace with strong values and that it enjoys robust communication and collaboration. New ideas are also welcomed at the consulting firm, and staff feel well informed and that the company is heading in the right direction. This year’s survey enjoyed an 88% response rate.

Notes Kathy Ryan, CEO and founder of RoseRyan, “We’re thrilled to make this list again! Through its results, we gain more insight into what keeps our workforce so happy. The survey validates what our firm is all about—flexible work arrangements, interesting assignments at dynamic companies and a continual emphasis on learning and growing.”

About the Survey

The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection, to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

RoseRyan: Hiring Finance and Accounting Professionals

RoseRyan is hiring accounting and finance professionals at all experience levels. Positions offer exciting, varied assignments at companies of all sizes and kinds. While we focus on the tech and life sciences sectors, we serve a variety of other industries as well. Learn more about our part- and full-time positions here: https://roseryan.com/about/careers-culture. If you’re interested in joining our award-winning firm, reach out to our talent team at talent@roseryan.com to start the conversation about a career in consulting at RoseRyan!

Says Michelle Hickam, Talent Manager at RoseRyan, “RoseRyan really is a special place to work, with flexible work arrangements, a highly collaborative culture and a common set of values. People thrive in our kind of atmosphere, where we appreciate teamwork, trust and support. It’s refreshing for so many professionals who end up calling RoseRyan home.”

About Energage

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.

About RoseRyan

RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of your company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 850 companies since 1993. Our focus is on tech, life sciences and private equity yet our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. Our broad solution areas focus on emerging growth, interim finance, corporate governance and strategic projects, and our new RoseRyan company, Kukuza Associates™ (www.kukuzaassociates.com), focuses on cannabis accounting. No matter what stage of the business lifecycle you’re at, the size of your business or the scale of your next endeavor, RoseRyan has a wide range of tailored finance solutions just when you need them to accelerate growth. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.

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Newark, Calif., June 11, 2019—RoseRyan, a woman-founded finance and accounting consulting firm that takes companies further, faster, has been named to the 2019 Accounting MOVE Project Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership list. With 60% women partners and principals, RoseRyan is tied for second place with two other firms. Download the MOVE press release with the full list of winners, here: https://www.wilson-taylorassoc.com/move/accounting.

Since 2010, the Accounting MOVE Project has measured and supported the advancement of women at accounting and consulting firms, and this year’s project report highlights peer power and intervention that builds retention. Mentioned in publications like the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review, MOVE says it’s the only annual benchmarking project that counts and advocates for women in the accounting profession. RoseRyan made its equity list in 2015 and 2016.

Comments Kathy Ryan, CEO of RoseRyan, “RoseRyan empowers women and has since 1993, when we launched. I applaud all the firms that are leading the way for the advancement of women in accounting and am proud that RoseRyan is prominently listed among them. We need organizations like MOVE to keep pushing for change.”

About the Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership List

The Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership list is based on MOVE survey results and recognizes firms with at least 33% women partners and principals, as 33% is widely recognized as the tipping point for members of any identity group to have individual impact. The Equity Leadership list includes firms that have achieved this milestone through any combination of culture, programs, initiatives and growth.

“Firms of all sizes are engineering new ways for women to excel. And when women excel, firms win new clients and grow their relationships with existing clients,” says Joanne Cleaver, President of Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., the content strategy firm that manages the Accounting MOVE Project.

“As well, the 2019 Accounting MOVE Project illustrates the power of re-investing in programs and culture proven to advance women. Firms that consistently participate in the Accounting MOVE Project promote more quickly. As a group, 28% of their partners and principals are women, ahead of even the high mark achievement this year of 27% women partners and principals, for all participating firms.”

An executive summary of the 2019 Accounting MOVE Project is available at the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance website: https://www.afwa.org/move-project/

About RoseRyan

RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of a company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 850 companies since 1993. Our focus is on tech, life sciences and private equity yet our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. Our broad solution areas focus on small business, interim finance, corporate governance and strategic projects. Our new RoseRyan company, Kukuza Associates™ (www.kukuzaassociates.com), concentrates solely on cannabis accounting and finance. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.

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New RoseRyan company provides finance and accounting consulting to cannabis companies

Newark, Calif., March 5, 2019—Building off its wave of success in the cannabis industry, RoseRyan has launched a new company, Kukuza Associates LLC, that concentrates solely on the cannabis market.

The new company is a finance and accounting consulting firm that closely mirrors its parent, RoseRyan, and packs the full strength, depth and capabilities of it. Founded in 1993, RoseRyan—a highly reputable, Silicon Valley-based consultancy with more than 100 professionals—takes companies further, faster, by delivering finance and accounting solutions across the business lifecycle.

Explains RoseRyan CEO Kathy Ryan, “It’s exciting to launch Kukuza Associates, a finance and accounting consulting firm powered and backed by RoseRyan. It deepens our investment in the cannabis market and is geared specifically to this dynamic, rapidly evolving marketplace.”

Kukuza Associates Brings Focused Finance Solutions to Cannabis

Kukuza Associates works with startups and established companies in every segment of the cannabis market at every stage of the lifecycle. Its clients benefit from RoseRyan’s large dream team of finance experts as well as the firm’s best practices, wide array of finance solutions, and friendly, warm culture.

Says Dave Roberson, CEO of Kukuza, “Designed for this unique marketplace, Kukuza’s finance and cannabis accounting solutions are vital for businesses that are growing, vertically integrating and eyeing deals. Our experienced team steps in, brings order to the chaos and navigates cannabis companies ahead by putting a solid finance foundation in place.”

He notes that Kukuza’s cannabis solutions address strategic finance as well as day-to-day accounting, emphasizing that both are prerequisites for sustainable success. The company’s name is drawn from the Swahili word meaning potential and growth.

Leading the Way in Cannabis Accounting and Finance

According to a recent Accounting Today article, not many professional services firms in the accounting/finance space have stepped up to assist cannabis companies. Kukuza’s parent company, RoseRyan, which entered the cannabis market in 2014, was one of a few firms highlighted by the trade publication’s January 2019 cover story as leading the way.

Kukuza’s Cannabis Solutions

Based off of RoseRyan’s original offering for the cannabis industry, Kukuza sports a newly refined and expanded set of cannabis solutions. Kukuza flexibly delivers these six solutions at just the right time and level:

  • Assessment – Quickly diagnoses gaps in a company’s finance and accounting and uncovers underlying issues in other key operational areas.
  • Strategic Finance – Provides CFO and controller expertise to ready the company for investors, fundraise, plan and budget for intelligent growth. Forms the basis of the company’s strategic and operational plans and helps propel its value creation.
  • Outsourced Cannabis Accounting – Creates the overall framework for systems and processes for all of the company’s accounting and provides outsourced accounting professionals on an ongoing basis. Can also provide cost accounting, audit prep, and other resources and interim experts on a “plug and play” basis, to help the company manage its hypergrowth.
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis – Digs into the numbers to truly understand the business. Focuses on trends and insights within the business for informed decision-making and scenario planning based on various assumptions.
  • Internal Controls – Helps protect assets, mitigate fraud and other business risks by designing internal controls that matter and are based on the company’s size and situation. Can be leveraged to scale as the company ramps up with growth or strategic plans.
  • Transaction Support – Prepares the company and guides it through transformational moves like M&As, RTOs, IPOs, vertical integration, and expansion into new products and geographical locations.

Roberson warns that companies entertaining bold ideas without the basics in place and without meaningful financial information about their businesses are jeopardizing their futures and reputations. To avoid these problems, companies can benefit from an initial assessment and then progress ahead with confidence, under Kukuza’s guidance, when determining fundraising levels, capital uses, expansion plans and liquidity events.

Kukuza Leadership

Joining Roberson on the Kukuza’s leadership team are two executives who spearheaded RoseRyan’s initial entry into the cannabis market. For Kukuza Associates, as well as RoseRyan, Maureen Ryan serves as VP of business development while Chris Vane directs sales. Roberson also remains a vice president at RoseRyan.

Ryan was recently the feature of a National Cannabis Industry Association member Q&A and got the last word in the January Accounting Today article. Both Vane and Ryan have blogged about finance and accounting fundamentals for the cannabis industry and have appeared in a variety of trade media outlets.

About Kukuza Associates

Kukuza Associates LLC is a Silicon Valley-based consulting firm dedicated to helping cannabis businesses go further, faster with great finance that’s steeped in sound operations. As a RoseRyan company, we deliver strategic finance, outsourced accounting, financial reporting and analysis, internal controls and business transaction support. Grow like a weed with the right financial foundations in place with Kukuza. Learn more about our robust, flexible solutions at www.kukuzaassociates.com. Follow us on Twitter @Kukuza_Assoc and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/kukuza-associates-llc.

About RoseRyan

RoseRyan takes dynamic companies further, faster, by delivering specialized finance and accounting solutions at every stage of your company’s growth. Versed in Silicon Valley’s rapid pace and unique business environment, our consulting firm has helped more than 850 companies since 1993. Our focus is on tech, life sciences and private equity yet our experience and expertise allow us to consult in other industries; ecommerce, mobile, internet and social media among them. No matter what stage of the business lifecycle you’re at, the size of your business or the scale of your next endeavor, RoseRyan has the tailored finance solutions just when you need them to accelerate growth. Learn more at www.roseryan.com.