Thought Leadership Speakers Bureau (TLSB)

The Thought Leadership Speakers Bureau (TLSB) is a specially curated group of industry leaders with diverse levels of education and industry experience who facilitate motivational discussions, conference events, keynote speaking, courageous conversations, and a host of other speaking sessions aimed at increasing your knowledge and expertise.

Cindy Bergvall, CPA

Director, Bee, Bergvall & Co. - Warrington, PA

Cindy is a Director at the accounting firm of Bee, Bergvall & Co. Cindy has spoken to local and national audiences primarily on nonprofit topics. She is an Adjunct Faculty at Cairn University in their Nonprofit Leadership Graduate program. At Cairn Cindy has also participated in their mock interview event for a number of year. Cindy is also part of a Womens International Connection group that meets to discuss professional development topics.

Malcolm Egun

Founder and CEO, FROGSHOP - Newark, NJ

Malcolm Egun is a licensed financial advisor and the Founder/CEO of FROGSHOP, a tech platform built for gyms worldwide. Malcolm is very passionate about providing technological resources for gyms in addition to improving the health and wellness of the world's populations. Malcolm has always remained focused in his studies, graduating from illustrious schools such as Penn State University (BA) and Walden University (MBA).

 

Prior to getting his investment licenses and finding FROGSHOP, Malcolm built his 10+ year career in the sales industry, working as a sales executive for a Wall Street firm and later as an account executive for a tech startup in New York, NY.

 

FUN FACT: Malcolm is a first-generation African-American. He is of Liberian and Nigerian (West African) descent. Malcolm is also a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Malcolm also competes as an amateur in mixed martial artist, specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Alberta L. Knowles, CPA

Partner, EY - New York, NY

Alberta Laskaj Knowles is a Partner in the Financial Services Office Advisory practice at EY. She has over 20 years of financial services experience, 17+years within Structured Finance Advisory Services working on various structured products. She has worked with investment banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, private equity firms, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and insurance companies within the areas of structured finance (SF), leveraged finance, derivatives, mortgages and commercial real estate. 

Alberta manages services related to the issuance and ongoing compliance on hundreds of Collateralized Debt Obligations/ Collateralized Loan Obligations (CDO/CLO). She is responsible for all services including client relationship management, engagement management, project management, and general day-to-day operations for the group. Alberta supervises and coordinates collateral test recalculations, re-engineering of cash-flow analysis, due diligence and payment date procedures on all types of CDO/CLO portfolios throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Alberta has spoken on various industry panels such as the Dodd Frank’s Act impact on SF agreed upon procedures, CLO operational matters and gender parity. Alberta is heavily involved in the Structured Finance Association (SFA) and is a co-lead for (SFA)’s Women in Securitization (WIS) program where she works with women in the industry to hold events and determines the initiatives WIS will partake in for each calendar year. 

Alberta is a board member of the Structured Finance Association(SFA) and serves as the Treasurer on SFA’s Executive Committee. Alberta also serves as the Chair for SFA’s Women in Securitization initiative and on the Cabinet for SFA’s Inclusion and Diversity committee.

Alberta is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).  

Lynn Mucenski-Keck, CPA

Partner, The Bonadio Group - Rochester, NY

Lynn is a Partner in Bonadio’ s Tax Service Team, and currently helps to lead the Bonadio CARES & More Consulting team.  She originally joined Bonadio in 2016, after working in Belgium as an international Tax Manager at Deloitte and helping oversee Bausch & Lomb’s European region.  Her background includes domestic and international tax planning for businesses, pursuing optimization to maximize cash impact.   Lynn’s responsibilities include technical updates in and outside the firm regarding major federal reform bills, including most recently the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Family First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act.  She has been active in leading a variety of CARES Bonadio webinars for the community over the last few months.

Anthony Villiotti, CPA

Manager, EY - New York, NY

Anthony Villiotti is an Assurance Manager at EY with over 5 years of experience in the accounting and professional services industry. Primarily serving Media & Entertainment clients in New York City, Anthony is well versed in SOX/404 reporting, multinational consolidations processes, and goodwill and intangibles impairment analyses. 

About three years into his career at EY, Anthony left the firm for an opportunity at a little company called WeWork. During his time at WeWork, Anthony helped to implement a formal SOX/404 program as the Company continued to grow and expand its global operations. After eight months at WeWork, Anthony made the difficult decision to leave WeWork and return to EY. Long story short, Anthony knows and understands how challenging it can be to design your unique career path and is eager to share what he has learned through his experience.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University Questrom School of Business, with concentrations in Accounting and Operations Management. Further, Anthony is a licensed CPA in both New York and Massachusetts and a member of the AICPA.