Thomas Angell, CPA, Partner and Financial Service Practice Leader
Tom Angell is the practice leader of Withum’s Financial Services Group based out of the Firm’s New York office. With over 30 years of experience specializing in private equity and venture capital funds, he services a diverse client base including credit funds, hedge funds, fund of funds, investment advisors and regulated funds. Assisting emerging managers and well-established funds both onshore and offshore, Tom provides guidance on the structuring of funds and their management companies, taking into account both domestic and cross-border issues.
Widely viewed as a thought leader in the financial services industry, Tom is frequently requested to speak at industry conferences, most notably Buyouts Insider’s PartnerConnect and Emerging Manager Forum and PEI’s CFO/COO Forum. He has authored many articles, some of which are extensively on issues impacting the private equity and venture capital industries, and has been quoted in leading industry publications such as Private Funds Management (PFM) magazine and The PE Hub Network. Some of his top editorials include “Fund Forecast: Healthy for Emerging Managers,” “Compliance: President Trump’s Next Move” and “SEC’s Reporting Modernization Rules Mark a New Era.” Tom also co-authored “Fees and Expenses 2016 A PFM Benchmarking Survey” and is a co-author of a Withum’s Emerging Manager Desk Reference Manual, a leading publication on the issues associated with launching a new fund.
Tom is a certified public accountant and a member of the New York and New Jersey Societies of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A Rutgers College alum holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Tom also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Information Systems from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
Tom serves as Treasurer to New Jersey’s Drumthwacket Foundation and has delivered the commencement address to the Rutgers Business School MBA in accounting graduates.
Michelle C. Keyes, ASA, Senior Manager, Valuation Specialist
A Senior Manager in Withum’s Valuation and Financial Services Audit Practices, with over fifteen years of experience in performing and reviewing valuations.
She has provided valuation services and performed valuation review procedures for public and privately-held equity, debt instruments, and derivatives across a variety of industries, including: financial services, energy, retail, information technology, consumer products, telecommunications, life sciences, and professional services.
Michelle previously served as the Valuation Review Practice Leader at a national public accounting firm, specializing in the review of valuation analyses of hedge, private equity, and venture capital investment funds; alternative investment fund experience includes investment advisers with assets under management ranging from several million dollars to over a billion dollars.
In- depth knowledge of best practice and risk management issues relating to valuations performed for financial reporting purposes. Successfully presented and defended clients’ valuation analyses in the context of informal inquiries and presence exams conducted by industry regulators.