Mr. Golden is currently the Managing Partner of Cohen, Bender & Golden LLP, where he provides consulting, accounting and tax services to middle market businesses and owners since September 2015. Prior to that, from January 2013 to August 2015, Mr. Golden worked at Fenton & Ross Accountancy Corporation and, from September 2004 to December 2012, at Saffer & Flint Accountancy Corporation.
From December 1989 to June 2004, Mr. Golden was at Good Swartz Brown & Berns LLP (“GSBB” now CohnReznick), where he served as a partner from 1994 onwards.
There, Mr. Golden performed administrative duties, including overseeing the company’s merger negotiations in 2000 and performed financial statement audits, reviews and income tax planning for middle market businesses and owners.
While at GSBB and continuing today, Mr. Golden consults with his business clients to assist their entrepreneurial owners to better understand the financial performance of their businesses and to help them improve operational efficiencies and profitability by acting as their outside CFO. Bob also assists with structuring and negotiating financing, compensation planning, investment opportunity review, as well as merger and acquisition activities and works with wealthy families acting in a CFO-type role for their family office activities. After leaving GSBB in 2004, in addition to continuing to provide consulting services to middle-market companies, Bob was the owner and CEO of several companies in the construction and engineering field, coffee and baked goods industries and also syndicated commercial real estate acquisitions.
From September 1984 to December 1989, Mr. Golden was a CPA at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles. Apart from his experience as a CPA, Mr. Golden is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Promo Shop, Inc. & Subsidiaries, a specialty advertising promotional products multi-office distributor based in Los Angeles. Mr. Golden establishes the company’s annual budget among other duties and has been in this role since January 2008. Mr. Golden is also currently the Chief Financial Officer at iKahan Media, Inc., an out of home media company specializing in digital and traditional billboards and advertisement, where he has served since September 2014. Mr. Golden is a member of the Board of Directors of Talon International, Inc. (OTCMKTS: TALN), the world’s oldest and largest zipper manufacturer.
In 1984, Mr. Golden received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. Golden also holds a Certified Public Accountant certification from the California Board of Accountancy, is an Investment Advisor Representative with the SEC and is a Licensed Engineering Contractor with the California Contractors State License Board.
We believe Mr. Golden is well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his extensive experience as a Certified Public Accountant at numerous firms as well as his experience as an executive officer at multiple companies from March 2010 to October 2014, Dr. Zindel worked with Siemens Healthcare USA as the CEO of PETNET Solutions where he was responsible for an international and leading radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution business in Siemens Molecular Imaging, and VP of Magnetic Resonance Imaging where he was responsible for global product portfolio management and product definition, business development/strategy and outbound marketing.
Mr. Robert (Bob) Golden is an accomplished Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) with more than 30 years of experience.