Kaufman Rossin, one of the top 100 CPA and advisory firms in the U.S., has promoted Nikoleta Angelova, Paulo Benavides, Carlos Diaz and Brian Frankel to manager. All were formerly supervisors within the firm.
Angelova is a manager in the business consulting practice, where she specializes in helping clients improve operational efficiency, drive both top-line and bottom-line growth, and create competitive advantages. She focuses primarily on transaction advisory services and performance improvement analysis. Her expertise includes conducting primary quantitative and qualitative industry/company research and analysis, and developing complex financial models with a focus on growth and innovation.
Benavides, AMLCA, is a manager in the risk advisory services practice. He has over a decade of experience in prevention and control AML/CFT activities, and the application of these regulations in the United States (BSA/AML/OFAC-FATCA) and in Latin American markets. He has extensive banking experience and several years as a senior adviser to the Financial Intelligence Unit at Colombia’s Unidad de Informacion y Analisis Financiero.
Diaz is a manager in the business consulting practice, where he specializes in financial planning and analysis and employs his knowledge of software, finance and healthcare to support clients in achieving their business goals. His knowledge of engineering and business combine to create a project manager with a problem-solving, deadline-driven approach. He works with clients ranging from investment firms to community development agencies.
Frankel, CAMS, CFE, is a manager in the risk advisory services department, leveraging his industry expertise to provide financial institutions with strategic compliance solutions. He has specialized experience in AML/BSA compliance, federal fraud investigations and various regulatory compliance matters in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, he performed complex AML investigations and was responsible for overseeing a team of 15 analysts conducting high risk reviews of suspected human trafficking, trades based money laundering, and foreign corruption and bribery.