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MUP-jondamatoJon D'Amato / Managing Partner, Unclaimed Property Practice Leader
office 404-264-8554
cell 706-206-1407
jon.damato@marketsphere.com

Jon D’Amato has extensive experience assisting companies from Fortune 100 down with a wide variety of unclaimed property issues. He has represented numerous holders who have found themselves in the crosshairs of an aggressive multi-state auditor and assisted first-time filers by bringing them into compliance while mitigating unclaimed property exposure. An expert in all phases of the unclaimed property transaction life cycle, Jon assists his clients not only with audit defense and initial compliance, but also with implementation of sustainable business process improvements that will ensure on-going compliance into the future. 

MUP-davepoehlerDavid Poehler / Partner, Advisory Solutions Practice Leader
office 404-857-1894
cell 617-429-1679
david.poehler@marketsphere.com

David brings sixteen years of financial audit and consulting experience, which includes 6+ years as a Senior Manager with Kelmar Associates, LLC, where he led a team to ensure the accuracy and delivery of multi-state general ledger unclaimed property examinations.  In his current role within the MarketSphere National Unclaimed Property practice, he is focused on applying his knowledge and understanding of state unclaimed property compliance programs to educate and guide clients that are either under audit or voluntarily coming into compliance.

MUP-clivecohenClive Cohen /  Partner, Chief Compliance Officer
office 917-538-8900
clive.cohen@marketsphere.com

Clive has over 27 years of professional experience and has been a nationally-recognized expert in unclaimed property for more than 18 years. Prior to joining MarketSphere, Clive was VP of Special Examinations for ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse and COO of NAPPCO, the two largest third-party unclaimed property audit agents. His broad background and in-depth experience on unclaimed property matters has afforded him the opportunity to work extensively with every state unclaimed property office in the United States. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has experience working directly with Finance, Treasury and Tax leadership, as well as state auditors, to solve business challenges. Clive is a frequent speaker at industry and trade events, including UPPO, National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, and Association for Financial Professionals.

MUP-gregvermulmGreg VerMulm / Partner, Compliance Solutions Practice Leader
office 816-559-0624
cell 913-484-8239
greg.vermulm@marketsphere.com

Greg VerMulm has over 27 years of experience in accounting operations, unclaimed property compliance, process optimization, packaged software selection and implementation and project management. Prior to joining MarketSphere, Greg was a senior manager in a Big 5 consulting organization, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurs. A recognized expert in unclaimed property compliance and business process design, Greg helps clients meet the technical challenges of unclaimed property through compliance reviews and planning strategies. He works with Finance, IT and Human Resources to help clients achieve unclaimed property compliance and design, implement shared service centers and improve business processes.

MUP-mikehughesMike Hughes / Partner, Strategic Solutions
office 814-235-9301
cell 412-720-8013
mike.hughes@marketsphere.com

Mike Hughes has over 25 years of professional consulting experience, and the past 14 years have been solely dedicated to the Unclaimed Property arena dealing with publicly traded fortune 100 companies to small privately held companies. Mike has been, and continues to be, a trusted business advisor by his clients to drive cost savings, improve technology efficiency, represent them as a holder advocate, reduce risk and liability, and provide innovative methods of generating working capital that allows them to be pro-active in making business decisions. He is currently leading the unclaimed property business development effort for the entire United States, and has been an integral part of major bottom line savings to companies that are over-escheating, or require liability reduction assistance. In the past Mike has served as a holder advocate to his clients while they were under an unclaimed property audit, completed VDA’s, and assisted in developing a proprietary state of the art software tool that is a true difference maker in deliverables. 

MUP-heathersteffensHeather Steffans / Partner, Strategic Solutions
office 816-559-0619
cell 319-651-6309
heather.steffans@marketsphere.com

Heather Steffans has over 20 years of professional experience in marketing unclaimed property solutions to holders. Prior to joining MarketSphere, Steffans served a vice president of sales at Keane Unclaimed Property after having spent 16 years as a senior leader within StoneRiver marketing TRACKER® and unclaimed property consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Steffans is a respected senior unclaimed property business development professional with proven skills in needs analysis and strategic problem solving to help unclaimed property holders reduce the negative impact of escheatment and achieve best outcomes. Steffans’ two decades of experience spans multiple industries and product offerings. She is a specialist in communication and broadening relationships to understand and meet client’s escheatment needs. Steffans is recognized in the abandoned and unclaimed property industry as a subject matter expert and thought leader, tradeshow expert, popular industry conference speaker and veteran webinar presenter. Heather will serve on the UPPO Board of Directors as the Second Vice President for 2018/19.

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David Kidder / Senior Manager
office 816-559-0631
cell 913-707-0774
david.kidder@marketsphere.com

David has over eighteen years of professional consulting experience, eleven of which have been with MarketSphere providing policy and procedure expertise, systems implementation and support for the Finance and Accounting industry. David has additional experience guiding Fortune 50 and mid-sized companies through unclaimed property reporting requirements and compliance activities, and helping them to analyze and identify escheat liability reduction opportunities. David works directly with the states on the client’s behalf in order to reduce risk and ensure JustRight compliance. 

MUP-jenduranJen Duran / Senior Manager
office 816-559-0632
cell 573-489-8461
jen.duran@marketsphere.com

Jen Duran has over twelve years of professional consulting experience with MarketSphere.  Her background includes unclaimed property compliance, project management, and software selection and implementation. Jen directs unclaimed property compliance programs for MarketSphere’s large and mid-sized clients, freeing up key client personnel to focus on core business functions. She works with all levels of her clients’ Finance, Tax and Treasury organizations to design and implement internal unclaimed property processes and works as a holder advocate specializing in ongoing annual reporting compliance, liability reduction, capital recovery and advisory consulting. In addition, Jen is a leader in MarketSphere’s Liability Reduction and Legislative Monitoring programs.

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Don DeCelles / Advisor
office 816-559-0628
cell 913-485-1659
don.decelles@marketsphere.com

Don brings over 27 years of professional consulting experience—as a member of a Big 4 consulting firm—to his role as Advisor to MarketSphere’s Unclaimed Property practice. He has experience in resolving very complex process and technology breakdowns that have resulted in compliance with escheat responsibilities. In fact, he has identified and secured several million dollars of liability reductions for clients across several different industries, including consumer products, electronics, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation.