The most certified professional in the field.
Barry L. Kasoff, President
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 19 professional certifications, as well as two MBA degrees from New York University's Stern School of Business (in Accounting and Information Systems). Mr. Kasoff is licensed in three states as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has authored numerous book reviews for the Journal of Accountancy (published by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants).
Mr. Kasoff's certifications include the following:
CFA: Chartered Financial Analyst
CPA: Certified Public Accountant, AL, FL, NY
CMA: Certified Management Accountant
CIA: Certified Internal Auditor
CTP: Certified Turnaround Professional
CIRA: Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Advisor
CVA: Certified Valuation Analyst
CFM: Certified Financial Manager
CFE: Certified Fraud Examiner
CDP: Certified Data Processor
CCP: Certified Computing Professional
CFC: Certified Forensic Consultant
CEPA: Certified Exit Planning Advisor
CITP: Certified Information Technology Professional
DCFA: Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting
FACFEI: Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
CGMA: Chartered Global Management Accountant
CDBV: Certificate in Distressed Business Valuations
FCPA: Forensic CPA
CMAA: Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor
Mr. Kasoff has over 35 years of experience in strategic management, operations management, crisis management, finance, accounting and information systems. Mr. Kasoff has served on the boards of both public and private companies, including (in the public company sphere) as a Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Prior to RSI, 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 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. Barry identified and implemented improvements in cost structures, control and financial reporting throughout the group's subsidiaries.
Before joining Selzer, Mr. Kasoff was Assistant Director of Special Projects at Colgate Palmolive Inc. He evaluated operations of international and domestic subsidiaries for overhead reductions, consolidations of manufacturing operations and other improvements. Previously, 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.