Meet The Life Sciences Team

Life sciences & biotech companies face complex accounting and reporting requirements at every phase of business growth and development. CFGI’s expert finance professionals manage and address those demands so you don’t have to worry about them. From accounting closes and audits to external/SEC reporting needs and transaction support, both technical accounting and deal-planning, our hands-on team is ready to facilitate, supplement or spearhead any finance and accounting function.

With our extensive industry experience, Big Four background and finance expertise, CFGI can handle every finance, accounting and reporting project, giving you the time and bandwidth to focus on what matters most to your company: patients and science.

Expert Guidance From Leading Life Sciences Professionals


Every member of CFGI’s dedicated Life Sciences & Biotech team brings considerable industry expertise to the table, along with the invaluable experience of working at one of the nation’s elite Big Four accounting firms.

Meet the team


Melanie Kavanagh

Melanie Kavanagh

Partner

Melanie is the co-leader of our life science practice in the Bay Area and has 15 years of experience providing accounting advisory services to clients. Her leadership and experience have helped numerous companies navigate a variety of complex accounting demands, including:

  • Stock-based compensation.
  • Purchase accounting.
  • Internally developed software.
  • Financial statement analysis.
  • Policy documentation and maintenance.
  • Technical accounting.
Ryan Dolan

Ryan Dolan

Partner

As national leader of CFGI’s life sciences practice, Ryan oversees our entire team and provides expert guidance and consultation when needed. He has delivered accounting advisory and transaction services to both public and private companies of all sizes, and understands the unique demands and requirements of life sciences and biotech companies.

Ryan is a subject matter expert across many key areas that impact life sciences organizations at every stage of their development:

  • SEC reporting.
  • Earnings per share.
  • Debt and equity financings.
  • Other technical accounting.
  • IPOs.
  • Reverse mergers.
  • Collaboration agreements.
Dan Rudio

Dan Rudio

Partner

Throughout his career, Dan has helped businesses address the most impactful accounting and reporting decisions and requirements, including:

  • Corporate finance.
  • Technical accounting.
  • Financial reporting.
  • Capital market transactions.
  • Due diligence.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Financial statement preparation.
  • Audit readiness.
  • Technical accounting implementation.
  • US GAAP convergence.
  • Risk advisory.
Keith Ouellette

Keith Ouellette

Partner

Keith brings nearly 20 years of experience to CFGI’s Boston office, delivering a wide variety of accounting and advisory services to clients in the life sciences and biotech industries. With every project he leads or contributes to, Keith consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide consultation, support and results that exceed client expectations.

As CFGI’s cross-border biotech expert, Keith has a long track record of success working with public and private companies across the globe and at every stage of the life sciences journey, providing expertise in a number of key areas:

  • IPO readiness.
  • SEC reporting.
  • US GAAP convergence.
  • Interim management.
  • Risk advisory.
  • Technical accounting.
  • Financial reporting.
  • Clinical approval accounting.
Kelly Provost

Kelly Provost

Partner

As national leader of the life sciences capital markets practice, Kelly brings over 13 years of accounting and advisory experience mainly for clients in the life sciences, biotech and med device industries. Kelly’s expertise in this field has only deepened during her time as CFGI’s life sciences capital markets specialist.

Kelly’s knowledge and experience extend across all stages of the life sciences journey:

  • IPO readiness.
  • SEC reporting.
  • Stock-based compensation.
  • Cheap stock.
  • Technical accounting.
  • Stock splits.
Dan Dehner

Dan Dehner

Managing Director

Dan leads CFGI’s San Diego practice and has over 16 years of broad experience working with clients ranging from startup through exit. Dan focuses on building deep and lasting relationships with management and other partners to facilitate collaboration and support the CFO function throughout the lifecycle of growing businesses.

Dan specializes in advising growing companies to develop and execute strategic growth plans related to all aspects of the finance and accounting functions:

  • Audit preparation.
  • IPO readiness.
  • Technical accounting.
  • Fundraising.
  • Department buildout.
Lindsi Scanlan

Lindsi Scanlan

Partner

Lindsi is a long-time accounting and advisory services professional based out of CFGI’s New York office. Throughout her career, she has established a reputation for providing expert support to companies in a wide range of complex technical issues. In particular, Lindsi has extensive experience working with biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies as well as significant expertise addressing ASC 606 collaborative arrangements. With each project she works on, Lindsi takes a tailored approach to fit each client’s unique circumstances and needs.

Her accounting and reporting expertise covers a wide range of requirements:

  • IPO readiness.
  • Financial reporting.
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Business combinations.
  • Revenue recognition.
  • Collaboration arrangements.
  • Inventory and cost accounting.

Hands-on Consultation to Manage Every Need

With CFGI, you get all the technical accounting acumen you expect from a Big Four firm combined with deep industry knowledge and a hands-on approach. Here’s what you can expect when you work with CFGI’s dedicated Life Sciences team.

Cost-effective value proposition

CFGI delivers the highest quality of financial and accounting services at a billing rate well below those offered by national consulting firms and accounting firms.

Flexible service model

We tailor our services, support, approach and team to the needs of every client and project. CFGI provides whatever skills, resources and subject matter expertise are required to deliver the best results in a timely manner.

Responsive support and consultation

CFGI can nimbly deploy as many finance and accounting professionals necessary to tackle your specific requirements across any business environment. Because of our long track record working with life sciences and biotech companies, we greatly reduce project startup timeframes and produce tangible results as quickly as possible.

Innovative and strategic guidance

CFGI professionals are not bound to any independence restrictions, so we can explore every possible solution to an issue, driving innovation and guiding strategic decision-making. We ensure that every project our teams work on delivers meaningful value to our clients.

Our Life Sciences Clients


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Hear It From Our Clients: Recent Success Stories


Voice of the Customer


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The CFGI team helped ExactCare from RPA concept to deployment of multiple RPA bots. As we continue scaling our automation program, we will leverage them to help us build more bots and establish our CoE program. Through automation, CFGI has created significant value for us and our private equity sponsor, Nautic Partners. The CFGI team has demonstrated a deep understanding of the RPA space, not only have they provided significant value in their approach and execution but also in their guidance into the realm of possibility. We look forward to a continuing partnership.

ExactCare,  Kurt Geiger, VP of IT from ExactCare Pharmacy
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CFGI had the responsibility of building out our FP&A function for most of 2020 and quickly gained the trust and respect of the ITCI stakeholders from CFO to Controller level. Among several FP&A process improvements, they were instrumental in helping us design a budgeting and planning process/template for clinical trials in the new Oracle PBCS system. CFGI's team has great organizational skills and a talent for explaining technical terms to non-technical people, which is paramount in business partnering.

Intra-Cellular Therapies,  VP Commercial Finance