Michael Athanason, Managing Director - New York
Michael Athanason joins FTS as a Managing Director at our Valuation Services practice in New York. Prior to joining FTS, Michael was US National Leader of the Alternative Investments Valuation practice at both KPMG and BRG. Previously, he was also the Leader of Duff & Phelps’s Portfolio Valuation from its inception in 2005 and built that practice to its present size. Michael has over 25 years of valuation and corporate advisory experience and focuses on valuation advisory and value management of alternative asset portfolios and has helped multiple clients prepare for SEC presence exams. Since 2004, he has been continuously engaged by Private Equity, Private Debt, Infrastructure and Real Estate investors to provide periodic fair market valuations for financial reporting and acquisition/divestiture projects. Michael graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering and received his MBA from Georgetown University.
Danny S. EA, Tax Manager - Greenwich, CT
Danny currently serves as Tax Manager at FTS. Prior to this role, Danny was at Rockit Solutions where he managed the federal and state returns for the Rockefeller family’s Investment Funds, and other Family Funds. These include Investment Partnerships, Fund of Funds, Domestic Corporations, Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs), and Hedge Funds. He also reviewed book/tax allocations, Fund of Fund analysis, and performed an analysis for withholding subject to U.S. source income on foreign persons. Danny also worked at Ernst & Young in Stamford, CT where he prepared and reviewed K-1, federal and state returns for Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds, and Foreign Corporations. He has experience in preparing forms 1065, 1120, 1042, 4797, 7004, 8621, 8865, 8886, and M-3. Danny has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Pace University.
Cynthia M., Tax Manager - Greenwich, CT
Cynthia joins FTS as a Tax Manager in Greenwich, CT. Prior to FTS, Cynthia was at Rockit Solutions as Senior Tax Accountant where she reviewed and prepared federal and state partnership returns for Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds and Funds of Funds. Cynthia also identified and analyzed on foreign tax issues and disclosures involving FBAR’s, 926, 8865 and 5471. Prior to this role, Cynthia worked for Ernst & Young in Stamford, CT where she reviewed federal and state schedule K-1’s using K-1 Suite. Cynthia also reviewed and prepared book/tax allocations, Fund of Fund analysis, and quarterly estimates for partnerships. Cynthia graduated from Monroe College in New York City on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree major in Accounting.