BECKY PENDLETON REID, Managing Partner, has provided strategic IR counsel to over 30 client companies and is responsible for leading account teams and providing strategic counsel on an array of investor relations issues. An accomplished writer and communicator, Ms. Reid is the lead editor for the Cereghino Team.  Ms. Reid has 15 years of securities industry experience, including 6 years with Shearson Lehman and Merrill Lynch. Prior to her work as a stockbroker, she was Asst. Manager of Public Relations for Baskin Robbins Intl. where she was responsible for national publicity, media events, new product promotion and consumer relations. Ms. Reid holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Washington and Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.
DIANE FITZGIBBONS, Managing Partner, has over 14 years of experience deceloping financial communications programs for our community banking clients. She has extensive experience with capital markets, including IPO's, as well as a strong background in retail banking. In addition to managing IR activities for clients, she writes, edits and produces many marketing materials. She is responsible for the production of the Bank Comparison Report that analyzes key ratios of our financial institution clients and is distributed to 500 analysts, money managers, and brokers. Formerly an investment advisor with Morgan Stanley, she worked largely with small business owners and their company's retirement plans. Prior to her work as a stockbroker, she was in the Management Training Program at Wells Fargo Bank. Ms. Fitzgibbons holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
KEVIN MCAULIFFE , Managing Director, has over 22 years experience advising and representing banks and has unique experience in understanding the relationships between banks and other service providers. His banking experience includes strategic planning, equity valuations, equity offerings, M&A advisory, fairness opinions, de novo organizations, loan portfolio valuations, mutual to stock conversion underwritings, managing a financial sector hedge fund, managing a financial sector broker/dealer and managing financial sector research, trading and brokering operations. His broad experience in the banking sector provides insight into ways for banks to maximize profitability. Additionally, he has a clear understanding of how bank operations are interpreted by the external interests of shareholders, members and/or regulators. Mr. McAuliffe was previously employed as a Senior Vice President of Capital Resources Group, Inc. in Washington, DC from 1985 to 2001. In 2001, Mr. McAuliffe was President of Capital Resources, Inc, a broker/dealer servicing the banking sector. In 2004, Mr. McAuliffe joined FIG Partners, LLC as Sr. Vice President to establish their investment banking division.
MARGARET KUHN, Managing Director, has extensive experience developing and executing strategic, cost-effective, investor relations programs. She is able to balance critical disciplines of marketing, finance, and communications to provide existing and potential investors with an accurate portrayal of a company's performance and prospects. Prior to joining The Cereghino Group, Ms. Kuhn spent 12 years with San Diego-based Bank of Commerce and served as their First Vice President and Director of Investor Relations before the bank was acquired by U.S. Bancorp. In addition, Ms. Kuhn served as the Director of Corporate Communications for Quidel Corporation, a biotech company, and held a similar position with Copper Mountain Networks, a San Diego-based telecommunications company. Ms Kuhn holds a Business Administration degree from Sheffield, England, and is also a LEAD San Diego Graduate.
SALLY VILLALUZ GHORMLEY, Operations Manager, has over 20 years of expertise in financing and accounting. Ms. Ghormley has a diversified background from working with small local businesses to large corporations and recently owning her own mortgage business. A Seattle native having attended North Seattle CC and the University of Washington, Ms. Ghormley is very active in the community. Her memberships include being President of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Women Accountanta-Bellevue Chapter, Chair for the North Seattle Community College Accounting Technical Advisory Board and Sponsor Chair for the Executive Board and member of Women's Business Exchange.


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