Woodland Hills, CA (March 7, 2023) – CNM LLP, a leading technical advisory firm, has named seasoned finance, operations, and corporate development executive Bill Strong as its first ever President.
In this position, Strong will collaborate with CNM’s Managing Partner Sanjay Sheth to further develop the firm’s personnel and culture while spearheading global business operations and strategic initiatives to support the firm’s continued growth. Offering professional services to a wide range of companies, from start-ups to multi-national Fortune 500 companies, Strong and Sheth will work together as CNM continues its trajectory as an award-winning workplace and leading provider of technical accounting, internal control and IT advisory services.
“Bill is the ideal candidate to bring CNM to the next level,” said CNM Executive Chair and Founder Nathan Matthews. “Our success hinges on recruiting the right team members and supporting them in their professional journeys. Bill’s leadership and focus on people, culture, and values, coupled with his track record of operational excellence with high-performance teams, is perfectly suited to help us on that mission and to sustain the firm’s culture and values. We are grateful to have Sanjay and Bill lead our professionals as we enter a new era of growth.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, CNM has become widely known as a desirable workplace among industry professionals. The firm was designated by Fortune as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company in 2020, 2021 and 2022. CNM has also been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Orange County” three times by the Orange County Business Journal, most recently in 2022. Fostering a positive and inclusive environment, CNM offers training and development opportunities to help employees advance their skills, with benefits that include flexible work arrangements, mental health and wellness programs, and personal development opportunities.
Under Strong’s leadership, CNM aims to maintain its position as a top workplace that proudly encourages its people to flourish in their careers. Both Sheth and Strong will oversee the continued development of the firm’s professionals and culture as well as the identification and building of the firmwide strategic plan. Strong will oversee the building and tactical execution of strategic and executive oversight of our operational priorities, while Sheth will provide oversight of all firmwide strategic priorities, and a focus on marketplace execution and growth.
“Bill’s vast knowledge of finance and expertise in global operations and corporate development will make him an undeniable force at CNM,” said Sheth. “His credentials and reputation speak volumes, and we’re confident his contribution to the firm will invigorate every aspect of what we do and inspire each person who works for us and with us.”
Since 2016, Strong served as Chief Financial Officer of Apeel Sciences, a Time Genius 50 Company, where he led capital processes raising over $635 million from investors including Temasek, GIC, Viking Global Investors, Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures, and IFC (World Bank Group). While at Apeel, he operationalized the business in twelve countries across five continents and led a wide range of financial and operational functions including accounting, corporate finance, legal, information technology, sustainability, real estate, regulatory and compliance, supply chain, and international operations. Strong started his career in audit with Ernst & Young, where he fell in love with his startup and growth technology clients. Following his time with Ernst & Young, he spent several years in operational finance roles with renowned technology incubator, Idealab, and has dedicated the majority of his career leading a number of venture and private-equity backed startup and growth companies through the unique challenges they face.
“Over the last 25 years I’ve had the incredible fortune of working with technology companies focused on solving some of the world’s biggest challenges,” said Strong. “Regardless of the company, in my experience, successful businesses are the direct result of a relentless focus on people, culture, and values. I’ve been so impressed with what CNM has built over the last 20 years and how they’ve been able to maintain the firm’s culture rooted in integrity, transparency, passion, and execution. When the stars aligned, I jumped at the opportunity to join the firm in this next chapter of my career and look forward to being part of these next exciting phases of growth.”
To learn more about CNM’s people and work, visit cnmllp.com.
About CNM LLP
Founded in 2003, CNM LLP is recognized as the premier technical advisory firm. Our vision is to be the most trusted advisory services firm to our people and our clients. We provide high-value advisory services and solutions, combining professional capabilities with hands-on support. We do this with a people-centric focus, a passion for excellence, and honest communication in a collaborative environment.
CNM cares deeply about building relationships and empowering people to be their best. To do that, we create an environment where people can show up as their authentic selves—celebrating the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives we each offer. Above all, at CNM we help, care about, and show appreciation for each other. We share a commitment to communicating broadly, proactively, and with transparency. Doing so demonstrates our respect for each other, builds trust, ensures alignment, and empowers us as individuals, as teams, and as an organization, to do our best work. Learn more about CNM at https://cnmllp.com/, or by visiting our LinkedIn page.
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