Jon D'Amato / Managing Partner, Unclaimed Property Practice Leader
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.
David Poehler / Partner, Advisory Solutions Practice Leader
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 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.
Greg VerMulm / Partner, Chief Product Officer
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.
Clive Cohen / Partner, Chief Compliance Officer
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.
Mike Hughes / Partner, Strategic Solutions
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.
Heather Steffans / Partner, Strategic Solutions
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 Dan / Director, Strategic Solutions
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.
Jen Duran / Director
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.
Joshua Moldrup / Director
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 and directed at mitigating exposure and facilitating sustainable compliance.
Luke Sims / Director
Luke has over 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 expertise of the unclaimed property life cycle supports and adds value to organizations for confidence in their long term escheat compliance program.
Benjamin Bell / Senior Manager
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.
Andrew Degler / Senior Manager
Andrew brings over a decade of unclaimed property and financial services expertise to MarketSphere. He began his career in portfolio accounting operations for the private wealth management arm of a Wall Street firm.
After transitioning into unclaimed property consulting, he has focused on serving financial services clients’ unclaimed property needs and incorporating data visualizations into his deliverables. In his role at MarketSphere, Andrew is aiding in the design and development of leading-edge technology offerings and spearheading advisory engagements for financial services clients.
Aaron Hatten / Senior Manager
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 / Senior Manager
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®.
Don DeCelles / Advisor
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.