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Megan O’Neill
Director of Administration

Ms. O’Neill handles all of the internal financial and administrative aspects for Financial Research Associates. She has been actively working in the accounting field since 1995. She graduated from LaSalle University with a concentration in Accounting.

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Michael E. Lachs
Senior Financial Analyst

Michael E. Lachs is a Senior Financial Analyst at Financial Research Associates. His responsibilities include financial analysis, economic and industry research, and forensic accounting.

Prior to joining Financial Research Associates, Mr. Lachs was a Senior Manager for a national CPA firm, specializing in litigation support and forensic accounting. Prior to that, Mr. Lachs was the Chief Accounting Officer for a regional commercial real estate management company and served as Director of Asset Management for a NYSE Real Estate Investment Trust. Previously, he served as an Asset Specialist for the Resolution Trust Corporation (FDIC), involved in the Savings and Loan crisis in the early 1990s.

Mr. Lachs obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.

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Jennifer Dmytriw, CPA
Senior Financial Analyst

Jennifer Dmytriw participates in business valuation and financial forensics. Prior to joining Financial Research Associates, Ms. Dmytriw worked in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and in commercial banking at First National Bank of Omaha.

Ms. Dmytriw obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from The University of Iowa in May 2005, her Master of Accounting degree from the College of William and Mary in May 2006, and a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from New York University in 2012. She has held her Certified Public Accountant designation since 2007, and is also pursuing the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers

Kathryn Spergel, CPA/CFF
Senior Financial Analyst

Kathryn Spergel is an associate at Financial Research Associates. She participates in the preparation of marital balance sheets, disposable cash analyses, spending analyses, as well as business valuations of closely held businesses.

Prior to joining Financial Research Associates, Ms. Spergel held a variety of accounting- related positions. During 2006 and 2007, Ms. Spergel was employed as an Audit Manager for a regional public accounting firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she managed audits of small and medium sized non profit organizations. Prior to that she was employed at a local public accounting firm and provided tax, accounting and audit services to businesses, partnerships and individuals. Ms. Spergel’s experience also includes working as a staff accountant at a small business and as a financial manager at a small non profit organization.

Ms. Spergel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Economics from Drexel University.

Kathryn obtained the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Ryan J. White, CPA
Senior Financial Analyst

Ryan J. White is a Senior Financial Analyst at Financial Research Associates.He participates in the valuation of privately held businesses and forensic accounting. Prior to joining Financial Research Associates, Mr. White was an Audit Senior for Deloitte &Touche LLP.

Mr. White obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bucknell University in May of 2010.He obtained his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2014, and is also pursuing the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers.