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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, Chief Operating Officer
office 404-857-1894
cell 617-429-1679
david.poehler@marketsphere.com

David brings close to two decades 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 at MarketSphere, he works closely with the managing partner and the entire leadership team to develop strategies and implement programs that ensure clients are well positioned in all aspects of their unclaimed property compliance programs.

MUP-gregvermulmGreg VerMulm / Partner, Chief Product Officer
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-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-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 serves on the UPPO Board of Directors as the President for 2020/21.

Henry 100 bwHenry Dan / Director, Strategic Solutions
office 678-296-4286
henry.dan@marketsphere.com  

Henry has 40+ years' experience in the financial consulting arena and has extensive experience working with, and providing expertise to, executives in organizations ranging in size from multi-billion dollar global organizations to domestic middle market companies. 

Henry's approach of developing trusting relationships through integrity, professional character, and subject matter knowledge have resulted in many long standing engagements with these corporations. His background allows him to bring a unique understanding of challenges organizations face when managing unclaimed property providing him with the ability to offer distinctive solutions to meet their escheat compliance needs.

MUP-jenduranJen Duran / Director, Annual Compliance Practice Leader
office 816-559-0632
cell 573-489-8461
jen.duran@marketsphere.com

Jen is nearing two decades of professional consulting experience with MarketSphere. She leads the compliance practice which oversees the unclaimed property compliance programs for clients. Her areas of expertise include project management and implementation. Jen works with all levels of the finance, tax, and treasury departments as a holder advocate specialzing in complete escheat compliance freeing up key personnel to focus on core business functions.

Luke SimsLuke Sims / Director, Advisory Practice Leader
office 816-559-0618
cell 913-991-7322
luke.sims@marketsphere.com   

Luke has more than a decade of professional business, accounting, and technology experience. This blend of knowledge has supplied him with the skills needed to successfully assist holders to navigate complex multi-state escheat audits and help organizations with little or no filing history to achieve compliance in all jurisdictions. Luke’s thorough understanding of accounting and the unclaimed property transaction life cycle gives him the expertise that benefits clients with strategies for long term escheat compliance.  

Josh M photoJoshua Moldrup / Director
office 404-857-1889
joshua.moldrup@marketsphere.com 

Josh works with holders of all sizes and industries to manage unclaimed property reporting and compliance activities. He brings his unique blend of experience in accounting and technology to manage audit defense projects, voluntary disclosure filings, and initial compliance. Additionally, he uses his deep understanding and knowledge to work with organizations to develop and implement business processes  directed at mitigating exposure and facilitating sustainable compliance.

Ben Bell

Benjamin Bell / Senior Manager
office 412-567-2244
cell 724-344-4596
benjamin.bell@marketsphere.com

Ben has accumulated nearly 15 years of unclaimed property experience. Prior to joining MarketSphere, Ben managed the unclaimed property division of BNY Mellon Shareowner Services and oversaw unclaimed property annual filings and SEC 17 Ad-17 compliance for over 2000 holders. As a leader in the financial services industry, he works with a multitude of organizations to guide them through maintaining valid contact with their customers, annual compliance filings, and SEC 17 Ad-17 Lost Shareowner compliance. Ben has been serving on the UPPO conference planning committee and speaker subcommittee since 2016.

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Heather Gabell /  Senior Manager, Compliance
office 816-559-0637
cell 215-805-3542
heather.gabell@marketsphere.com

Heather spearheads the monitoring of legislative and regulatory activity related to unclaimed property. Utilizing her expertise, she is specifically focused on interpreting, tracking and communicating changes to the unclaimed property laws both internally and externally to ensure compliance in all reporting jurisdictions. Furthermore, she monitors legislation and regulatory activity related to privacy concerns and data security. Heather holds a law degree from Villanova University School of Law and is a member of the UPPO, SSA, STA, and NICSA organizations.

Aaron-1Aaron Hatten / Senior Manager
office 816-559-0617
cell 816-294-1185
aaron.hatten@marketsphere.com 

Aaron offers extensive professional experience in mutual fund administration and unclaimed property solutions. His knowledge stems from years working as an Unclaimed Property Compliance Account Manager and innovative solutions architect. As MarketSphere's Corporate Asset Recovery Leader, Aaron has automated and synchronized MarketSphere's approach to data acquisition, property identification, claims processing, and recovery.

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

David has nearly 20 years of professional consulting experience, with close to half at 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 Just Right Compliance®. 

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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.