We’re celebrating team member Neil Travanti’s seven-year work anniversary at 8020 Consulting! To get his perspective on his career and his seven years working with us, we asked him seven questions:
1. What do you enjoy most about your work?
I’ve been blessed with long-term clients that have been great to work with over the years.
2. What have been your most memorable projects at 8020 Consulting, and why?
My current client, an advertising tech firm, is probably my favorite client so far. It’s been challenging and fulfilling to help to integrate their last acquisition while assisting with SEC reporting.
It was also exciting to help my first client, an automotive pricing and information site, through IPO readiness, their first few filings as a public company and difficult stock system transitions.
Finally, completing another IPO with a healthcare client, while assuming the controller role of a newly acquired subsidiary, challenged both my technical knowledge and accounting skills.
3. In what ways have you grown and improved your skills over the last seven years?
Helping companies through either high growth periods or through tumultuous times has fine-tuned my systems knowledge and technical accounting skills. It’s also allowed me to work with a range of leaders who have taught me best practices.
4. What advice would you give a new hire at 8020 Consulting?
Take ownership of your work and become part of the client team. The more you integrate into the daily routine and become a key resource of historical knowledge, the more invaluable you become to the client.
5. What has been the most unexpectedly rewarding part of your career path?
There’s greater flexibility being a consultant rather than a Controller or an Audit Director, which has resulted in more quality time with my family.
6. What part about client work still drives you?
I’m driven by the constant challenge to accomplish a new task and taking on new challenges that develop or expand my skills.
7. Is there anyone you’d like to thank or acknowledge?
Of course! I’d like to thank the partner and administrative team, for all the things they do to keep things going in the background. And in my last three engagements, I’ve had the opportunity to work with fellow 8020 team members. I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships we have built up as a result!
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Neil has 24 years of accounting and audit experience in multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals and biotech, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, software, fashion, service industries, governments, casinos and non-profits. Prior to joining 8020 Consulting, he served as a Director at McGladrey in Connecticut and Los Angeles specializing in private equity-owned entities with significant mergers and acquisitions and other technical accounting issues. Additionally, Neil was a controller for a growing healthcare entity in Los Angeles, where he managed financial reporting, budgeting, internal controls and certain HR functions. Neil is an alumnus of KPMG in Los Angeles, where he was on engagements spanning healthcare, manufacturing and government entities. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California.