Meet RSI President Barry L. Kasoff

A turnaround management expert in both financial and operating systems, RSI President Barry L. Kasoff is the most certified professional in finance and accounting worldwide. He holds 11 professional certifications and two Master of Business Administration degrees from New York University's Stern School of Business – one in Accounting and the other in Information Systems. Mr. Kasoff is licensed in four states as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has authored numerous book reviews for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Journal of Accountancy.

Mr. Kasoff's certifications:

CFA Chartered Financial Analyst
CPA Certified Public Accountant, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, New York
CMA Certified Management Accountant
CIA Certified Internal Auditor
CTP Certified Turnaround Professional
CIRA Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Accountant
CVA Certified Valuation Analyst
CFM Certified Financial Manager
CFE Certified Fraud Examiner
CDP Certified Data Processor
DCFA Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting

Twenty Years of Corporate Management Solutions Experience

Mr. Kasoff was general manager of Takarajimasha, a Japanese communications conglomerate, for six years. He identified and evaluated its investments and supervised the company's U.S. and European-based operations. Fluent in Japanese business practices, Mr. Kasoff managed communications with Takarajimasha's Japanese parent company and directed the disposition of four companies and the consolidation of West Coast operations to the East Coast.

Prior to his position with Takarajimasha, Mr. Kasoff was vice president of Operations with the Selzer Group, a New York investment banking and leveraged buyout group comprised of public and private companies. Selzer had total revenues in excess of $500 million. Mr. Kasoff identified and implemented improvements in cost structures, control, and financial reporting throughout the group's subsidiaries.

Before joining Selzer, Mr. Kasoff served as director of Special Projects for CBS Publishing, a $300 million corporation. At CBS, he analyzed business units, made recommendations for continued investment or disposition of business units (core businesses), and assisted in establishing an investment management process. At CBS, Inc., Mr. Kasoff reported directly to the Board of Directors, assisting in the revision of the company's hurdle rate.



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