First Annapolis is pleased to announce the promotions of four professionals. Robert Lime and Frank Martien have been promoted to Principal and Ray Chinn has been promoted to Senior Consultant. In addition, Jill Stierli has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
Robert Lime focuses on the firm?s Retail Services practice area where he advises retailers and third party providers of retail financing programs on a full range of customer financing and payment strategies. Mr. Lime?s retail clients include leading retailers in the specialty apparel, home furnishings, home improvement, electronics, and department store sectors. Mr. Lime received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he graduated with Distinction.
Frank Martien focuses on the firm?s Card Issuing practice area. Mr. Martien specializes in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnership formation such as agent banking and co-branding relationships, market research and benchmarking, and outsourcing evaluation and negotiation. Mr. Martien?s clients include banks, credit unions, credit card issuers, transaction processors, and co-branding partners. Mr.Martien received his M.B.A. from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia where he specialized in finance, marketing and accounting and received the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence for graduating in the top ten percent of his class.
Ray Chinn focuses on the firm?s Card Issuing and Electronic Banking practice areas. Mr.Chinn advises a broad array of bank and non-bank financial services providers in the areas of card strategy development, partnership formation, and product development. Mr. Chinn received both his MBA with a concentration in marketing and BBA in management and law from Loyola College.
Jill Stierli has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Since joining First Annapolis in 1998, Ms.Stierli has played a key role in developing and leading the firm?s financial management function. Ms. Stierli is also responsible for the company?s information technology group and all other support staff functions. Ms. Stierli received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Bill Westervelt, Managing Partner of First Annapolis, commented on the promotions. ?We are delighted to announce these promotions which highlight the talent and accomplishments of each individual. These promotions reflect the value and confidence that our clients place in these professionals.?
First Annapolis is a management consulting and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm with a primary focus on the financial services industry. The firm?s clients include leading domestic and international companies in the financial services, retail, technology, and consumer goods industries. First Annapolis also serves government agencies, trade associations, and affinity groups.Details