FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
Veeco’s process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of LEDs, flexible OLED displays, solar cells, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips. We are the market leader in LED, MBE, Ion Beam and other advanced thin film process technologies. Our high performance systems drive innovation in energy efficiency, consumer electronics and network storage and allow our customers to maximize productivity and achieve lower cost of ownership.
Mark Grover is a senior managing director in the FTI Consulting Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services practice and is based in Boston. Mark’s experience includes a wide range of complex accounting advisory projects, forensic accounting investigations, and accounting-related business disputes, many of which have involved the assessment of revenue recognition in accordance with EITF’s 00-21 and 08-1, SAB 104, and SOP’s 97-2 and 81-1, as well as various other revenue recognition standards. He has served clients primarily in the high tech, manufacturing, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries and has extensive experience with both large multinational clients and emerging growth companies. Earlier in his career, Mark worked in the high-tech audit practices at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.
Kent Metzroth is a vice president of finance who leads the global revenue recognition team at Veeco Instruments, a maker of process equipment that enables the manufacture of LEDs. Kent is responsible for all aspects of the company’s revenue recognition policies, procedures, accounting and training and is based in the company’s Plainview, NY office, about 20 miles outside of NYC. Prior to Veeco, Kent spent thirteen years at CA Technologies (formerly, Computer Associates), a maker of IT management software, in roles of increasing responsibility including SEC reporting, pricing, FP&A, and revenue recognition. Earlier in his career, Kent worked in public accounting, primarily with KPMG, where he earned his CPA and has an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.