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ANTHONY J. GIARDINA, CPA 14 Darien Place East Northport, NY 11731 (631) 834-2016 agfd8e70@westpost.

net CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER/CONTROLLER Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Fund-of-Funds, Broker-Dealer Executive with CPA, MBA and 15+ yearsa hands-on finance & accounting experience in the capital markets segment. Expertise spans all core facets of finance, oper ations, process improvement, internal controls and valuations, and includes deep , rich knowledge of US GAAP and SEC compliance. Well-established administrative successes, including HR, IT, vendor relations, facilities, and more. Respected b usiness partner able to build highly productive internal and external relationsh ips. Areas of Expertise: Forecasts & Budgets Financial Reporting & Analysis Accounting Operations Policy Development US GAAP & SEC Compliance Audits Taxes Internal Controls Technology Migrations Technical Proficiencies: Great Plains Dynamics SL MAS 90 Power Olap Bloomberg Wall Street Office - STARS Portfolio Management System PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE STANFIELD CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC, NEW YORK, NY, 2006-PRESENT $5B+ AUM and leading asset manager of alternative fixed-income strategies throug h CLO structured funds and managed accounts. Chief Financial Officer, 2007-Present Led full-scope finance and accounting activities -- budgets and forecasts, month ly closings and related financial reporting and management presentations, intern al controls, compliance, audits, SEC relationships, taxes, and more. Handled all investor subscriptions and distributions as well as Best Execution, Operating, and Pricing Committees. One direct report. * Saved $3.7MM in future rent commitments related to 11,000 sq. ft. of space vac ated by spinoff of a hedge fund business. Gained agreement from landlord to term inate lease and deal directly with subtenant. * Generated $94K annual savings by selecting and partnering with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to provide the firmas medical, dental and vision cov erage in 2010. * Delivered 24% reduction in operating costs through comprehensive expense analy sis and business case proposal. * Commended by the Asst. Regional Director of the SEC for being aresponsive, tho

rough and organizeda during an SEC audit of trading procedures and valuation pra ctices. VP, Finance, 2006-2007 * Cut monthly financial statement preparation time from 5 days to 2 days by mapp ing new chart of accounts and new procedures for posting monthly expenses and ad justments. * Played key role in spinning off a $2B long/short hedge fund. Calculated and tr acked the purchase price of the business. * Introduced what-if scenario analysis by installing the OLAP budgeting system. * Delivered an efficient, accountable method of collecting expense reimbursement s from managed funds by analyzing fund expenses and preparing a spreadsheet deta iling expense charge backs. JESUP & LAMONT SECURITIES CORPORATION, NEW YORK, NY, 2005-2006 Full-service broker/dealer and investment bank with 100+ employees in 7 East Coa st office locations. Chief Financial Officer Directed finance and account operations, including financial statements, managem ent reporting, internal controls, and compliance. Oversaw HR and IT as well as f acilities, vendor contracts and leases. Built relationships with clearing broker , auditors and SEC. Special emphasis on training and development of 5-person fin ance and operations staff. * Dramatically improved accounting data controls by converting accounting system from QuickBooks to Solomon (now, Dynamics SL). * Improved broker satisfaction and company controls by developing a system to ac count and reconcile payouts to commissioned brokers. * Launched new branch office ? negotiating office and equipment leases, preparin g budget and tracking performance. COMMONWEALTH ASSOCIATES GROUP HOLDINGS LLC, NEW YORK, NY, 1995-2005 Diversified financial service company managing private equity and hedge funds, a leveraged fund-of-funds, various investment partnerships, and a registered brok er/dealer specializing in PIPES. Chief Financial Officer, 2004-2005 Orchestrated finance/accounting functions for 22 entities. Scope included entity formation, GAAP-compliant accounting operations (closes, reconciliations and fi nancial reviews), consolidated financial reporting, and tax matters. Liaised wit h third-party administrators, NASD, SEC, and auditors. Oversaw Administration, i ncluding vendor services, payroll, firm policies, insurance, and more. Two direc t reports. * Executed near-flawless transition of all books and records from New York to ne w Florida headquarters. Trained new CFO, effecting seamless shift of responsibil ities. * Secured subtenant for the NY office space, saving firm more than 50% of the mo nthly rent. Reduced the Net Capital requirement of the broker dealer by establis hing relationship with the subtenant that resulted in an offer to dual register employees holding Series 7 licenses. Controller, 1996-2003 * Achieved 8-year record of zero audit adjustments at year end. * Developed T&E policy to gain/maintain consistency in employee expense reimburs ement. * Completed corporate relocation on time, within budget and with limited disrupt ion to staff. Managed architect and general contractor and all phases of constru

ction and physical move. Assistant Controller, 1995-1996 * Saved firm $45K by identifying a duplicate invoice payment on Day 2 of job. PREVIOUS ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE: Senior Accountant, Ernst & Young, 1993-1995 Junior Accountant, Berenson & Company LLP, 1989-1993 EDUCATION AND LICENSES MBA, Finance and BBA, Accounting, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Certified Public Accountant ? State of New York Notary Public PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants