[IMGCAP(1)] Michael Schneider has joined ParenteBeard LLC as partner in the firm’s consulting practice. He will work out of the firms Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Schneider has approximately 23 years of experience in risk management, accounting, finance and operations. In his new role, Schneider will focus on consulting clients in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

“Mike is a versatile finance executive with proven results through effective leadership, project management and communication,” Bob Ciaruffoli, ParenteBeard’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “As a new partner, he will enhance ParenteBeard’s ability to serve this important client base as it navigates the challenges of the current economic environment.”

Prior to joining ParenteBeard, Schneider was the director of internal audit at Ikaria, a fully integrated biotherapeutics company. He led implementation of a corporate-wide SOX strategy, encompassing corporate communication milestones, training and technology deployment in preparation for an initial public offering with company revenues in excess of $300 million. Before his start in the pharmaceutical industry he worked at Ernst & Young in the firm’s health care practice in New York.

Schneider earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. (Photo provided by ParenteBeard LLC)

 

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