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PKF Clear Thinking Hires Canty as Managing Director

October 04, 2022, 08:05 AM

PKF Clear Thinking, the award-winning business advisory firm and subsidiary of PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, has hired Neil Canty as Managing Director. Canty comes to the Firm with more than three decades of senior-level experience spearheading the financial operations of numerous million- and billion-dollar businesses.

“Neil is a renowned leader whose financial acumen and knowledge of the retail and consumer product spaces are unmatched,” said Stuart H. Kessler, Chief Executive Officer of PKF Clear Thinking. “His depth of expertise and commitment to operational excellence are squarely in line with what our clients have come to expect from our team. I have no doubt he will be a major asset to our work.”

Over the course of his career, Canty has been a trusted financial partner to some of the largest and most prominent brands in the United States and North America, including PUMA, Staples, BJ’s Wholesale Club and The Paper Store. His multifaceted areas of expertise include strategic planning, accounting operations, post-bankruptcy management, financial reporting and analysis, loss prevention, team development, system design and implementation, process improvement, and financial planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with many organizations over the past 30-plus years, gaining a keen understanding of what exactly it takes to ensure longstanding financial and operational success,” Canty said. “I look forward to bringing that insider’s perspective to the Firm’s client partnerships as I transition into the next chapter of my career.”

PKF Clear Thinking, LLC, a subsidiary of PKF O’Connor Davies, offers advisory services that help companies succeed, at any stage of their life cycle, with clear direction and practical, actionable solutions. The Firm engages with healthy companies to create value and works with troubled companies to preserve value. Our track record and years of experience working on hundreds of successful engagements has propelled us to become a trusted and respected advisor. 

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