Joseph T. Curran is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Relevante, Inc. and has over 20 years of hands on experience in the corporate finance & business leadership domain as well as the professional services management domain.
His areas of specialization include:
In addition to being the chairman of the Board of Advisors of Relevante, Joe is the Vice President & the Resident executive of Marsh USA, Inc where he is directly responsible for providing oversight, direction and deployment of business development consulting services and directing the Delaware office for this professional services company.
Prior to Marsh USA, Joe was the Vice president of The Siegfried Group, LLP, where he was directly responsible for providing oversight, direction and deployment of business development consulting services for this 125 employee privately held firm. His various responsibilities included being the Team Leader for Financial Advisory and Leadership Advisory Services as well as being the Chief Operating Officer for Siegfried Consulting with responsibilities for the strategic growth of the financial and leadership advisory services groups. Joe became Sales Director and participated in the birth of the resourcing services division, providing interim financial professional for Fortune 1000 companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Prior to The Siegfried Group, LLP, Joe was with Info Systems, Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer. At Info Systems, Inc., Joe was directly responsible for providing strategic financial direction to the company during a period of rapid and significant growth. He oversaw the financial reporting and planning, corporate tax, audit, warehousing, purchasing, employee benefits administration and treasury functions. In addition, to this, Joe also spearheaded a 35 employee application development practice in less than 12 months.
Prior to Info Systems, Inc., Joe held various positions such as the Director of Finance, Site Controller and Internal Audit Interim Director for ICI America’s/Zeneca. As the Finance Director, Joe was responsible for a $125 Million acrylics business which was acquired from The DuPont Corporation. As a key member of the senior management team, he was responsible for driving the strategic direction of the business in a unique scenario of being in a held separate status while awaiting FTC approval for the acquisition.
As the site controller, Joe was responsible for directing all financial, product costing, site purchasing and IT activities at the Atlas Point Plant, which is a $100 Million Surfactant and Polyol manufacturing and research facility in New Castle, Delaware.
As the Internal Audit- Interim Director, Joe directed a 20-person internal audit department providing financial and operational audit support to ICI/Zeneca America’s operation covering a revenue base of $4 Billion.
Prior to ICI America’s/Zeneca, Joe was the internal audit manager & Financial Analyst with ARAMARK, a $ 4 billion food services company. He was responsible for the audit function of the $1 Billion food services division providing financial, operational, fraud and systems audits and reviews. He was instrumental in developing and implementing a formalized risk analysis program which was used as the tool for audit selection process.
Joe started his career with RAINER & COMPANY as a staff auditor where he was involved in numerous audits, reviews, compilations, individual and corporation tax planning assignments.
Joe is a CPA licensed in Pennsylvania as well as an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Drexel University. He is also a member of various professional organizations like the Financial Executives International where he is the Area Vice President, Institute of Management Accountants where he is a Regional director, New Castle Chamber of Commerce where he is currently a Board member (was Chairman in 2000), Arthritis foundation-DE, where he was the past Treasurer. Joe is married and has 2 children and his hobbies include reading, golf & exercise.
Steven Kantor is Executive Vice President of KEH Insurance Agency. His past experience includes co-founding The Complete Enrollment Insurance Agency and Managing Director of the Philadelphia office of JeffersonWells International, an international advisory and consulting firm.
He is the founding member and Chair of the Technology Leaders of the Delaware Valley. He was also founding member of The Philadelphia Board for Corporate Governance, a forum for leaders of publicly traded companies in the Philadelphia region. He is a member of the advisory board of the George and Lois Krall Center for Corporate and Executive Education at Drexel University and the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University. He is also a member of the advisory board of The CARES Institute at The University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) where he has created and is the founding Chair of The Calling All Angels Gala. He is a member of the advisory board of The National Philanthropic Trust and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Delaware Valley and the Board of Trustees of Rutgers University (Camden, NJ).
Steve has been a judge of the Wharton School of Business business plan competition (2004-2009), a judge in the Fox School of Business at Temple University business plan competition in 2005 and a judge in the Rohrer College of Business business plan competition (2010, 2011).
In 2004, he was awarded “40 Under 40″ by the Philadelphia Business Journal and received The Leadership Award from The Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2004.
Steve was co-founder of eldersearch.com, an online portal dedicated to supporting caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimers disease. The company was acquired by The Fischer Foundation for Research in 2001.
Steve earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University in 1989 and has completed various graduate level courses and executive training from Rutgers University, Drexel University and The Center for Creative Leadership. He completed a graduate certificate program in finance from LeBow College of Business at Drexel University and ongoing courses in Professional Liability from the International Risk Management Institute.
Steve earned the Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) designation from The International Risk Management Institute. The MLIS is an insurance certification identifying an individual who has satisfactorily completed examinations covering various aspects of management liability exposures and insurance. The program emphasizes insurance policies written to cover directors & officers (D&O), fiduciary, and employment practices liability (EPL).