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Financial Advisory Services Team

David Dolmanet

Managing Director

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill

David leads the Financial Advisory Services practice, and he brings over two decades of finance management and operational experience across a broad spectrum of industries and company lifecycle stages to bear in his client engagements. In his role, he provides executive-level support from strategic direction and funding alternatives, to operational improvement and tactical planning. Partnering with key business constituents – board members, bankers, auditors, lawyers, brokers – he has helped companies large and small meet their business objectives.

Greg Van De Vere

Director

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
– Saint Augustine

With over 30 years of experience, Greg has developed an extensive background with companies ranging from early stage to mid-market in the technology and services sectors. Serving as the lead finance team member in organizations over the last 20+ years, Greg has become a trusted advisor to business leaders and managers. Greg has also served as an independent fractional CFO/V.P. Finance for a variety of clients. He has delivered services including day-to-day financial operations, financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting, fund-raising and M&A.

Neil Linko

Director

“Take nothing for granted. Enjoy every second of it. Own the moment. Be ready for anything.”

Neil has 20 years of experience in corporate tax planning, compliance, audit mitigation and provision of international, federal, state income/franchise, sales/use, and property tax for mid-market to Fortune 500 companies.  He has led and built multiple tax departments for multinational corporations driving operational efficiencies and enhancements, including expanding department focus to include transfer pricing and cash repatriation strategies.  Through his career, up to and including Global V.P. Tax, Neil has been a business partner leading and collaborating on cross-functional global teams including Operations, Sales, Logistics, Customs, Legal, Finance, and IT to address company expansion, joint venture agreements, equity level of subsidiaries, planning metrics, organization structures, and intellectual property transfers.

Ellen Wavro, CPA

Sr. Manager

“Actions speak louder than words.”

Ellen Wavro is an out-of-the-box controller who enjoys tackling new problems with different solutions. With more than a dozen years of experience – much of it in management, and most of it in audits and taxes with Big Four firms – Ellen has expertise with a broad spectrum of clients, from pre-revenue startups to multi-million-dollar companies, from non-profit to high-tech.

Dave English

Sr. Manager

“You can observe a lot by just watching.”
– Yogi Berra

David works with his clients to assist and monitor the financial and reporting processes, and establish internal controls and policies and procedures in a systematic and rational manner. Additionally, David supports CEOs and CFOs with financial and operational analysis, executive decision-making, investor relations, fund-raising and overall process improvements and implementation. David has over 20 years of experience in audit, finance and accounting for a variety of companies, from well established companies, companies owned by private equity and companies in start-up.

Christine Ramello

Sr. Manager

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
– Albert Einstein

Christine Ramello currently serves as a manager in the Financial Advisory Services practice for 9Gauge Partners in Austin, Texas. In her role, Christine works with her clients to integrate effective and efficient financial management, internal controls, and processes; adding value in a palpable way. She utilizes her big four experience to manage external audits and tax compliance, proactively pinpointing process issues to streamline financial practices and audit efficiency.

Shauna Mattis, CPA

Manager

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
– Napoleon Hill

Shauna brings over a decade of experience in financial operations and reporting from within a variety of industries. She has worked with a range of companies from a pre-revenue start up company to a multi-billion dollar revenue corporation. In her role she focuses on providing clients accurate and efficient financial reporting as well as process improvements and internal controls. She draws from her experience of creating new financial procedures and implementing systems transitions to assist companies as they grow. Shauna earned her accounting degree from Portland State University and is a CPA licensed in both Oregon and Texas. She also holds a B.A. in Communication and English from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ali Khan, MBA

Manager

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

Ali is a self-driven and result-oriented accounting professional who has over ten years of work experience in various accounting and finance roles from accounting manager to director of finance in multiple industries. Ali holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas State University.

Amanda Black, CPA

Manager

Amanda brings over seven years of experience auditing public and private companies at a Big Four firm. She has served audit clients in various industries and stages, in addition to providing services for a successful SaaS IPO and secondary offering. In her role at 9Gauge, she utilizes her previous experience to manage financial operations for her clients, working to create efficiencies in financial reporting and internal processes.

Jordan Yu

Manager

“Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
– Albert Camus

Jordan has 17+ years of operational experience in finance and accounting within a wide range of company sizes and industries. This experience has enabled her to establish efficient daily and month end close processes, ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, and establish internal controls. She has implemented a wide variety of accounting systems and improved order to cash processes as well as created new corporate policies and procedures for both growing companies and companies in transition.

Julie Sadler

Sr. Consultant

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to create them.”
– Albert Einstein

Julie Sadler has over 20 years of experience in the finance and accounting world. Her experiences include business and financial analysis; financial, internal process and security audits; consolidations; domestic and international accounting; as well as government accounting. Julie received a bachelor of science degree from University of Maryland, College Park.

Jennifer Thomas, CPA

Sr. Consultant

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jennifer Thomas currently serves as Associate, Financial Advisory Services, for 9Gauge Partners in Austin, Texas. She has years of experience performing financial management for small businesses, and understands the value that small businesses create and the struggles they face. Jennifer also audited public and private companies at a Big Four firm. She has a master’s degree in technical communication from Texas State University and a master’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.

Casey Currie, CPA

Sr. Consultant

“Quality is never an accident.  It is always the result of intelligent effort.”
– John Ruskin

Casey has extensive experience in accounting for financial services firms, including multiple-entity and venture-backed startups. She is well-versed in process improvement for monthly close, development and presentation of financial reporting packages, and audit preparation and support for financial, regulatory, and compliance engagements.  Casey earned a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed Texas CPA.

Tanya Rodriguez, CPA

Sr. Consultant

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
– Dr. Seuss

Tanya has ten years of accounting and auditing experience with a passion for process evolution. She’s owned GL accounting in multiple industries, including corporate training & development, retail and health insurance. Tanya has also performed financial statement auditing with Ernst & Young and internal auditing with the City of San Antonio. Tanya prefers operational accounting, where she can effectuate change within business processes. Tanya has an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeastern University, and is a licensed CPA in Texas.

Yvonne Floyd

Consultant

“Use every experience in life as an opportunity to understand, grow and expand.”

Yvonne has over six years of financial management and banking experience. She is a results-driven professional who is highly motivated and experienced in recognizing and creating innovative process improvements and developing policies and processes to increase efficiency and controls. Throughout her career she has been in charge of performing both internal and external audits while ensuring that internal controls are effectively in place. She received her accounting degree from Texas State University.

Collette DeVries, MSA

Consultant

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

Collette is experienced in a variety of areas of financial management for small businesses including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, write-up and financial statement preparation. She has an extensive background in small business entity formation and has helped establish many new companies. Collette is also well-versed in tax preparation for all entity types of small businesses. She has a master’s degree in accountancy as well as a background in lending and sales.

Amanda Cobb

Consultant

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Amanda has a combination of practical experience, business process knowledge, and an educational background to support her efforts for improvement and efficiency. She is experienced in a variety of areas including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledgers. Throughout her career, she has helped to create and implement processes that have resulted in more accurate financial planning as well as improved efficiency. She earned her accounting agree from California State University Fullerton. Amanda has the tools to tackle any challenge head on.