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 10-person management consulting firm based in New York City that specializes in working with high growth businesses in the consumer internet, healthcare, technology, and contemporary arts spaces. George serves as the acting CFO of quip, an oral care startup and interim CFO of Maisonette, a children’s luxury goods marketplace; he has also served as interim CFO of  Draper  James,  a lifestyle clothing brand founded by Reese Witherspoon, and interim COO/CFO of Lehmann Maupin, one of the top ten art galleries in the world. In addition, the firm recently launched its artist management practice having signed Mickalene Thomas as its anchor client.  Prior to launching the New York office of his firm, George was the Acting CFO of Zola - the fastest growing wedding company in the country - overseeing the company's growth from single digit millions to hundreds of millions during his tenure. As a member of Zola’s 8-person executive team and the first executive finance hire, George was responsible for designing and implementing the finance, accounting, legal and HR administrative functions. George received a BA in Finance and Accounting from Morehouse College and MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives with his husband Manfred in between their homes in New York, Los Angeles and Tirol, Austria.

Evan Zawatsky, Partner / Consultant CFO

Evan Zawatsky is a partner of Wells Group and specializes in CFO and Controller services. At Wells Group, he has served as the VP of  Finance  at  Draper  James,  interim  Controller  at  Daily  Harvest,  and  consultant CFO at Snowe, FEED, and State Bags, among others. Currently, he consults with 20+ organizations in consumer goods & services, healthcare, food & beverage, and financial 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. Evan received his BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

TEAM MEMBERS

EMMA BENDIX

Chief of Staff | Senior Manager, Finance and Strategy

BRETT HANDELMAN

Senior Manager, Accounting and Finance

WILL PAPPAS

Associate, Accounting

DIANE GOLD

Compliance

OLGA PETEAN

External Consultant (Accounting)

MAGGIE HOM

Manager, Finance and Strategy

JASON LORENZO, CPA

Senior Manager, Accounting and Finance

DONNA SIMONELLI

Marketing & Business Development

TUCKER BENDIX

Analyst

JULIA WESTERBERG, CPA

External Consultant (Audit and Financial Reporting)

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