Venture Capital Center of Excellence
Senior Partner, SGM, VCAG and IPO leader | Tel Aviv, Israel
Oren Bar-On has been a senior partner at EY since 1998, functioning as the head of the high-tech cluster which audits more than 50% of the startups funded by VC's or other investors. Oren has vast experience in providing audit and advisory services to U.S. SEC registrants and startup companies. In addition to this, he offers consulting services regarding M&A's (both buy-side and sell-side), private offerings, IPOs in the US and London stock exchanges, and ongoing tax consulting to companies.
Oren has a unique approach to strategic planning, which he applies in strategic, financial and business consulting not solely to startups in the R&D stage but also to those in every stage of development as well as late stage companies. This approach also filters in to Oren’s additional roles within the firm: Venture Capital Advisory Group Leader, Strategic Growth Market Leader and IPO Leader.
Oren holds an MA in Diplomacy and Security from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Economics and Accounting from Ben Gurion University.
Ringo ChoiAsia Pacific Strategic Growth Markets Leader | Shenzhen, China
Ringo is the Asia Pacific Strategic Growth Markets Leader and also the Regional Managing Partner of China South of EY. He has more than 20 years of IPO experience in China and Hong Kong and is an expert in providing capital market services in China. He has also helped more than 30 companies go public in US, HK and Mainland China. His IPO companies are in telecom, oil and gas, power, cleantech, hi-tech, entertainment, and health care industries.
West Venture Capital Leader | San Jose, California
Jeff has more than 25 years of experience with high technology startup companies in Silicon Valley. As the firm’s West Region Venture Capital Leader, Jeff works directly with rapidly growing, venture-backed companies and venture capitalists. Jeff is frequently quoted in the press regarding trends in venture capital and the IPO market.
In addition to a wealth of knowledge for emerging and start-up companies, Jeff brings expertise in relationship building, business development and relationship management with a focus on high growth enterprises. His expertise includes a concrete knowledge of Silicon Valley and the needs of its entrepreneurs.
Jeff brings his industry insights to bear in the EY Silicon Valley Contract CFO roundtable series, which focuses on venture finance, privacy and security, founder’s liquidity, exit readiness and other topics critical to the success of high growth company CEOs and CFOs. He is passionate about providing early stage companies opportunities to exploit global markets and promote rapid growth.
Partner, East Central Region Venture Capital Advisory Group Leader | McLean, Virginia
Dan is an audit partner with more than fifteen years of experience working with venture-backed, pre-IPO, and public companies in the life science, health care and technology sectors. Dan’s experience includes successful initial public offerings, acquisition/divestiture of companies as well as divisions within companies, and multiple secondary offerings. Dan specializes in auditing and financial reporting and has extensive expertise with SEC filings, equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financial statement preparation, and IFRS reporting. In Dan’s current role, he leads the East Central’s Venture Capital Advisory Group dedicated to venture-backed companies, including those planning initial public offerings.
Americas Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year™ | Venture Capital Advisory Group Leader | Boston, MA
Bryan leads EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year and Venture Capital Advisory Group (VCAG) initiatives in the Americas.
Celebrating more than 25 years in the US, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program celebrates the achievements and contributions of the best high-growth entrepreneurs in the world. The Venture Capital Advisory Group, with a network of professionals in venture capital “hotbeds” throughout the Americas, delivers services and focused thought leadership to our Priority VC Firms and their Portfolio Companies.
Based in Boston, Bryan has nearly 30 years of experience assisting entrepreneurial companies with their growth plans and financing needs such as venture capital and private equity, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Bryan is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.
Global Vice Chair of Strategic Growth Markets | London, UK
Maria oversees EY’s business unit that is the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs and high-growth companies. She advises clients who are focused on accelerating growth and achieving market leadership. With over 25 years of experience providing professional services to private and public companies, she has led more than 20 IPOs in three continents.
Maria is truly passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and is heavily involved in creating a support networks for them. She founded the Strategic Growth Forum, which convenes high-growth companies to share market insights and expertise. She also oversees EY’s renowned Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program worldwide and founded EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women™, designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential female entrepreneurs.
TAS Partner, Transaction Advisory Services | Mexico City
Juan is a partner based in our Mexico City office and joined EY Mexico in 1996. He also has broad auditing and accounting experience in Mexican companies and SEC client’s subsidiaries.
Juan has performed projects for the multinational companies investing in México, USA, Europe and Latin America. He has also has a broad auditing and accounting experience in Mexican companies and SEC client’s subsidiaries.
He is a Public Accountant graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and holds the Public Accountant Certification by the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants. Currently, he is a partner of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives in which he was the President of the Committee of New Businesses’ Development and Microfinance.
Assurance Partner, Head of the department of VC Backed companies, EY’s IPO Services in France. Assurance Entrepreneurs Paris Market | Paris-La Défense
With more than 18 years of experience, Franck has in-depth knowledge of the needs and issues of companies experiencing rapid growth. He has an extensive background providing audit and advisory services to both private and public companies. Throughout his career, he was involved as auditor or advisor in the main success stories of VC Backed companies in France and Europe.
He has been supporting clients with acquisitions, due diligence, financing and IPOs. Franck has significant knowledge of the global capital markets having lead more than 15 IPOs in France. In his current role, Franck is at the head of the department of VC Backed companies and also in charge of IPO services in France.