TEAM

Our team is comprised of resources at all levels, so that we can best meet your business needs: from CFO and COO to manager, analyst, and staff.

LEADERSHIP

George Wells, Chairman & Founder

George Wells is the Chairman of Wells Group of New York, a management consulting firm based in Flatiron that specializes in working with high growth businesses. Selected clients include Quip, Maisonette, Cityblock, Sturm, Draper James, mindbodygreen, Glossier, The Class by Taryn Toomey, and Daily Harvest. From September 2015 to October 2017, George was the Acting CFO of Zola - the fastest growing wedding registry company in the country. As a member of the 8-person executive team and as the first finance executive hire, George was responsible for designing and implementing the finance, accounting, legal and HR administrative functions. During his time at Zola, revenue grew from single millions to hundreds of millions. George received a BA in Finance and Accounting from Morehouse College and MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Evan Zawatsky, Partner / Consultant CFO

Evan Zawatsky is a partner of Wells Group and specializes in CFO and Controller services. Evan began his career in audit at KPMG, where he earned his CPA, and later joined Ernst and Young’s Advisory group. After completing his MBA, Evan spent four years as an independent consultant while partnering with Nomad Financial and Catalant, focusing on working with start-ups in finance, accounting and management consulting engagements. He consulted 100+ start-ups in tech, consumer goods & services, healthcare, and manufacturing, while also working with Anheuser-Busch’s ZX-Ventures, Estee Lauder and Covanta Energy. At Wells Group, he currently serves as the VP of Finance of Draper James, interim Controller at Cityblock Health, and interim CFO of FEED. Previously at the Firm, Evan served as Interim Controller for 4 months at Daily Harvest. He also consults with 15+ other organizations in consumer goods & services, healthcare, food & beverage, and financial services. Evan received his BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

TEAM MEMBERS

Chief of Staff | Senior Manager, Finance and Strategy

EMMA BENDIX

Senior Manager, Accounting and Finance

BRETT HANDELMAN

Analyst

PATRICK MCDERMOTT

Compliance

DIANE GOLD

Analyst

TUCKER BENDIX

External Consultant (Accounting)

OLGA PETEAN

Manager, Finance and Strategy

MAGGIE HOM

Senior Manager, Accounting and Finance

JASON LORENZO, CPA

External Consultant (CFO Services - Europe)

CHRISTIAN MCFADDEN

Marketing & Business Development

DONNA SIMONELLI

External Consultant (Audit and Financial Reporting)

JULIA WESTERBERG, CPA

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