August 3, 2021
Former Intellectual Ventures and Deloitte Expert Stacy Townes Augments Company’s Audit, Risk, and Compliance Capabilities to Deliver Market-Leading Solutions
MIAMI — August 3, 2021 — Zeevo Group LLC (“Zeevo”), a business, finance, and information technology consulting services firm, announced at the onset of the Airfinance Journal North America 2021 conference that Stacy Townes has joined Zeevo’s finance transformation practice as part of a strategic push to boost the firm’s wide-ranging capabilities to meet the finance and operational requirements of its increasing client base in aviation and other industries.
Townes, a former Intellectual Ventures and Deloitte specialist, is joining as the newest member of Zeevo’s Advisory Board on the heels of the recent appointment of a former Boeing business and finance leader, Brook Garberding. Townes is poised to strengthen the company’s advisory war chest with an extensive track record of solving critical problems faced by finance teams in the areas of internal audit, corporate governance and compliance, risk management, as well as intellectual property.
“Stacy’s ‘big four’ background combined with her varied risk and project management subject matter expertise will be an essential part of bringing our innovative solutions to the market,” underscored Joey Johnsen, Zeevo Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “Stacy’s long-running involvement in finance transformation is well-matched to our ever-expanding suite of market-leading solutions, which are targeted to provide effective ways to develop and enhance clients’ control environments strategy.”
Townes is a strategic thinker with deep roots in a variety of functions covering corporate governance, finance, international footprint, cybersecurity and privacy, as well as intellectual property, with demonstrated success in identifying cost savings, recovering lost revenue, and establishing global business operations.
Townes recently consummated a ten-year tenure as Senior Director, Internal Audit at Intellectual Ventures, a leader in creating, incubating, and commercializing inventions. She spearheaded the creation of the company’s Revenue Assurance function to manage receivables, monitor operational aspects of executed licensing agreements with customers, liaise with global licensing sales teams, and performed royalty reporting. She also led the execution of corporate initiatives involving cybersecurity, global business continuity, disaster recovery, revenue assurance, and data privacy.
Throughout her career, Townes also served in numerous senior managerial capacities including the role of Manager of Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she oversaw consultative and compliance client engagements focused on global licensing and royalty inspections, risk and controls assessments, and business process reviews.
Townes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Washington and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Internal Auditor (CIA). She is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Commenting on her appointment, Stacy Townes, emphasized that Zeevo’s growing reputation in the advisory realm ignited her interest in becoming part of the Advisory Board. “Joining Zeevo is truly a professional highlight, leveraging my experience to deliver project management support, internal controls advisory, and risk-based activities, which will provide tangible and immediate benefits to clients,” added Townes.
The board’s continued expansion comes as Zeevo is benefiting from the increased market demand for finance transformation across various industries as companies around the world are facing the next evolutionary step for finance in modern enterprises triggered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The need for modernizing traditional finance operations through enhanced compliance and risk management, automation, and digitization has become more mission-critical than ever before. Organizations are seeking finance solutions that stay apace with the changing regulatory landscape and prioritize finance automation to minimize costs for their businesses,” explained Johnsen.
Zeevo believes that the key to successfully aiding clients’ finance transformation initiatives lies in the company’s professional commitment to purposeful engagement and providing value-add activity.
“Leveraging the right processes and cross-functional approach to compliance to optimize decision-making, minimize risk, enhance internal controls, and increase productivity are at the core of Zeevo’s offerings which span numerous industries including aviation, consumer products, finance, and technology,” concluded Johnsen.
About Zeevo Group LLC:
Zeevo Group LLC (“Zeevo”) provides business, finance and information technology consulting services and products to a broad range of clients representing such key industries as aircraft leasing, technology and consumer products. zeevogroup.com
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