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We’re building a partnership of like minded, hard working individuals who all happen to love working with emerging brands.

Executive Team

Mike Tornatela – Chief Executive Officer

Michael brings +20 years of FP&A experience to Stage 1 with an emphasis on budgeting, forecasting, and cash management.  He has worked with CPG brands for almost 5 years as part of Stage 1 and previously with Public Traded Fortune 500 companies.  Michael has a Finance Degree from Shippensburg University and in his free time enjoys running, bowling, and coaching his 2 daughters in all their sports.

Katy Triefenbach – Founder and Chief Revenue Officer

I work with emerging fast-growing consumer brand owners looking to outsource Accounting, Finance & Business Intelligence, and Funding services to take their businesses to the next level. The start-up phase has unique challenges and I have built the best team to deliver the highest level of specialist services.

I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur and co-founder of two successful innovative businesses. In hindsight, it’s not surprising as I always pictured combining my career with adventure.

Partnering with my husband, Jeremy, we have developed a fully outsourced accounting and finance solution whose primary objective was to focus on young fast-growing consumer companies, and more importantly, their owners.

This means I understand the unique entrepreneurial mindset, have been through the process myself, and know the highs and lows that can come with the process.

Proud parents of four kids!

Jeremy Triefenbach – Founder and CFO

My first introduction to the world of Accounting and Finance began during a 4-year tour in the Navy. This experience instilled in me discipline and organization. Throughout the course of my career, I have lived in 2 countries, 4 states, and 7 cities allowing myself and my family to view the world through a fresh pair of eyes and helping us to understand and see the potential in the diversity of ideas.

My primary objective is to focus on young fast-growing companies, and more importantly their owners. Helping to make individuals successful in achieving their dreams is the founding principle on which Stage 1 Financial was created.

Department Heads

Adrian Rivers – Head of Sales Tax

Danielle Rebisz – Head of Client Onboarding

Larissa Cangialosi – Head of Accounting

Maria Repelin – Head of FP&A/BI

Leadership Team

Kasey Champa – CFO

Toma Reinberga – Transaction Services Director

Johnny Gehris – CFO

Elena Minton – CFO

Lila Sharifian, MBA – CFO

Natalie Wilson – Finance Director

Lacy Nitzel – Account Manager

We are a talented team of over 100 employees spanning the entire United States and beyond. Growth is a part of our culture both for the business we help scale as well for its individual members.

Interested in joining our team?
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