Janice A. Leahy, Founder & CEO
Ms. Leahy brings over 30 years of financial expertise to the firm. Her extensive experience ranges from public accounting, publicly owned billion dollar multi-national companies to small privately held companies. She excels in the areas of tax, treasury, finance and international trade. Prior to co-founding L&V Partners, she was the Director of Regulatory Compliance & International Trade for GSI Group Inc., a multi-national technology company. In addition to the trade directorship at GSI Group Inc., she successfully held the position as the Director of Tax & Treasury for GSI Group Inc., formerly known as GSI Lumonics Inc. for several years. She architeched, developed and strategically implemented tax, treasury and trade departments from the ground level up. She pioneered management development programs which led to upward mobility within her staff. She championed practical and strategic initiatives which benefited the bottom line, thereby improving company performance. Ms. Leahy has been a featured lecturer at several universities, including Harvard Business School, and is a member of Southern New Hampshire University's International Finance advisory Board. She is also a former executive director on the Board of the New Hampshire International Trade Association (NHITA). Most currently, she is founder of the Treasury Executives Institute, a non-profit organization.
Carol Vachon, LLM, JD, Managing Director
Carol brings 25 years of experience supporting multinational business. Carol's background includes the establishment of both tax and treasury departments on a global basis, initiating internal controls, raising debt and equity capital, managing debt covenants, and helping companies expand into emerging markets. Most recently, Carol was Vice President of Global Tax at Comverse Technology, responsible global tax risk management, financial statement reporting and compliance. Prior to Comverse, she led both the tax and treasury functions at Nuance Communication and at Charles River Laboratories, and spent seven years at Ernst & Young LLP.