MIAMI – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Zeevo Group LLC (“Zeevo”), a business, finance and information technology consulting firm, announced at the start of the Airfinance Journal North America 2021 conference that Stacy Townes has joined the practice of Zeevo’s financial transformation as part of a push to build the company’s broad capabilities to meet the financial and operational needs of its growing customer base in aviation and other industries.
Townes, a former Intellectual Ventures and Deloitte specialist, joins as a new member of Zeevo’s advisory board in the wake of the recent appointment of former Boeing CEO and financier Brook Garberding. Townes is poised to bolster the company’s advisory war chest with extensive experience in resolving critical issues faced by finance teams in the areas of internal audit, corporate governance and compliance. , risk management and intellectual property.
“Stacy’s ‘big four’ experience, combined with her diverse expertise in risk and project management, will be an essential element in bringing our innovative solutions to market,” said Joey Johnsen, CEO of Zeevo Group. . “Stacy’s long-standing involvement in financial transformation goes hand in hand with our ever-expanding suite of market-leading solutions, which aim to provide effective means of strategically developing and improving client control environments. . ”
Townes is a strategic thinker deeply rooted in a variety of functions spanning corporate governance, finance, international footprint, cybersecurity and privacy, as well as intellectual property, with demonstrated success in identifying economies of costs, recovering lost revenue and establishing global business operations.
Townes recently completed a ten-year term as Senior Director of Internal Audit at Intellectual Ventures, a leader in the creation, incubation and commercialization of inventions. She led the creation of the company’s revenue assurance function to manage receivables, oversee operational aspects of executed license agreements with customers, liaise with global license sales teams, and perform reporting. on royalties. She has also led the execution of corporate initiatives involving cybersecurity, global business continuity, disaster recovery, revenue assurance and data privacy.
Throughout her career, Townes has also held numerous leadership roles, including the role of Manager of Enterprise Risk Management Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she oversaw client advisory and compliance engagements. focused on global license and fee inspections, risk and control assessments and business activities. process reviews.
Townes received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Washington and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Internal Auditor (CIA). She is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Commenting on her appointment, Stacy Townes pointed out that Zeevo’s growing reputation in the consultancy arena had sparked her interest in serving on the advisory board. “Joining Zeevo is truly a professional highlight, leveraging my experience to provide project management support, advice on internal controls and risk-based activities, which will bring tangible and immediate benefits to clients.” Townes added.
The continued expansion of the board comes as Zeevo benefits from increased market demand for financial transformation across various industries as businesses around the world face the next evolutionary stage of finance in modern business triggered by the effects. of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The need to modernize traditional financial operations through better compliance and risk management, automation and digitalization has become more critical than ever. Organizations are looking for financial solutions that adapt to the changing regulatory landscape and prioritize financial automation to minimize costs for their businesses, ”explained Johnsen.
Zeevo believes that the key to successfully helping clients’ financial transformation initiatives lies in the company’s professional commitment to purposeful engagement and delivering value-added business.
“Leveraging the right processes and the cross-functional approach to compliance to optimize decision-making, minimize risk, improve internal controls and increase productivity are at the heart of Zeevo’s offerings that span many industries, including aviation,” consumer products, finance and technology, “concluded Johnsen.
To learn more about Zeevo’s financial transformation advisory services, visit www.zeevogroup.com.
About the Zeevo group
Zeevo Group LLC (“Zeevo”) provides business, financial and information technology consulting services and products to a wide range of clients representing key industries such as aircraft leasing, technology and equipment. consumer products. zeevogroup.com.