Carlyle-backed CFGI hires Sean Turner to run new Washington, DC office

For Immediate Release
June 11, 2018

Washington, D.C . – CFGI, a national provider of high-end technical accounting and finance advisory services to the office of the CFO, today announced it has established an office in Washington, DC and named industry veteran Sean Turner as a partner and head of the new office. Mr. Turner began his duties in April and is based in Tysons, Virginia. The Carlyle Group invested in CFGI in March 2018.

With this expansion in the Mid-Atlantic, CFGI builds on its eighteen years of service to clients ranging from venture-backed to Fortune 500. CFGI’s team of professionals – each with Big 4 public accounting experience – partners with clients to provide the expertise and resources necessary to meet today’s demanding accounting and finance challenges – without the restrictions of auditor independence.

“We are thrilled to have Sean join our leadership team,” said CFGI Co-Founder and Partner, Nick Nardone. “He shares our vision of building lasting relationships and earning the trust of our clients and their advisors. Sean has a track-record of leading professional services firms and providing exceptional client service. This, coupled with his knowledge of the local market and passion for our firm’s culture and values makes him the ideal person to lead our expansion in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Mr. Turner said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a team that is committed to innovation and excellence. CFGI’s passion for client service and dedication to their craft sets us up for immediate success in Washington, DC and the broader Mid-Atlantic market. I look forward to contributing to and building upon the team’s extraordinary accomplishments.”

Mr. Turner brings twenty-four years of experience in professional services with a focus on building high performing, collaborative teams that provide hands-on accounting, financial reporting and advisory services. He specializes in advising clients in the areas of SEC reporting, initial public offerings, technical accounting, mergers and acquisitions and enterprise risk management.

John Redett, Carlyle Managing Director and Co-head of the Global Financial Services team, said, “Establishing a Washington, DC office is part of the broader strategic growth plan envisioned as part of Carlyle’s recent investment in CFGI. Building a national footprint will better enable CFGI to serve CFOs and their teams as an independent advisor that helps with their most complex accounting and transaction-based needs.”


About CFGI

CFGI is a unique and highly specialized financial consulting firm that is strategically positioned to help companies through a range of routine and complex business scenarios. As an extension of your corporate finance team, CFGI works alongside your internal staff, serving in a variety of roles – from technical accounting advisor to M&A support to Controller or CFO – and delivering seamless support services. To learn more, visit

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $195 billion of assets under management across 317 investment vehicles as of December 31, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,600 people in 31 offices across six continents.


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