Centri’s Derek Kearns Promoted to Partner

Derek Kearns
Partner | SPAC Practice Leader

Philadelphia, PA – November 1st, 2023 Centri Business Consulting, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Derek Kearns to Partner, effective October 1, 2023. Derek joined Centri in September 2020 and currently leads the firm’s Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) Practice. He has over 23 years of experience in both private and public companies, focusing on Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including IPO registration statements, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, accounting for complex debt and equity transactions, business combination accounting, and international consolidations and recurring regulatory reporting. 

“Centri is delighted to announce the promotion of Derek Kearns to partner at our firm. Derek is a valued member of our team and continually provides exceptional leadership, professionalism, and dedication to our clients,” said Michael Aiello, CEO & Managing Partner. “As a partner, Derek will continue to provide high-quality advisory services which are core to our firm’s expertise in capital markets. We congratulate Derek on this well-deserved recognition, and I look forward to his continued contributions to Centri’s success.”

Prior to his time with Centri, Derek oversaw the reporting and technical accounting functions at an international cannabinoid and CBD product manufacturing start-up. He also successfully ran his own consulting firm for four years and has held management positions at multiple Fortune 250 companies and a public gold exploration company overseeing SEC reporting and technical accounting functions. Derek began his career with Deloitte, spending six years in the audit and assurance practice.

Derek obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado.

About Centri Business Consulting, LLC

Centri Business Consulting provides the highest quality advisory consulting services to its clients by being reliable and responsive to their needs. Centri provides companies with the expertise they need to meet their reporting demands. Centri specializes in financial reportinginternal controlstechnical accounting researchvaluationmergers & acquisitions, and tax, CFO and HR advisory services for companies of various sizes and industries. From complex technical accounting transactions to monthly financial reporting, our professionals can offer any organization the specialized expertise and multilayered skillsets to ensure the project is completed timely and accurately.

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