Mr. Bersani specializes in interim CFO and financial management, performance improvement initiatives and acquisition integration for both public and private equity-owned companies. He has held leadership roles across industry sectors, including in manufacturing (specifically in alternative fuels for automotive and industrial applications including LPG and CNG), consumer products, technology, media and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, software licensing, and air and rail transportation.
Mr. Bersani has led all aspects of complex cross-border M&A transactions from diligence through closing, including design and execution of due diligence objectives and procedures for business combinations and transactions, corporate finance, business unit performance measurement, business operations, operating cash flow improvement, IPO, cost reduction, development of management reporting and group tax optimization strategy, and IT system migration.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Bersani was the Chief Financial Officer of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSYS), a global leader in manufacturing alternative fuel systems for transportation, industrial, and refueling applications, with a global distribution network of distributors and dealers in 60+ countries and 170+ OEMs. He led the merger of Fuel Systems Solutions with Westport Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ and TMX: WPRT).
Mr. Bersani was also a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) where he worked with a variety of clients across different industries, leading local and cross-border engagements, including a large client IPO. He was a member of the National Risk Management Team. He later transferred to New York and led the development and updating of Deloitte’s audit manuals. Mr. Bersani led the contents development of the risk management system used by Deloitte member firms across the world. He began his career with Arthur Andersen S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) – later merged with Deloitte & Touche S.p.A.
Mr. Bersani earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree, both from Universita’ Commerciale L.Bocconi (Milan, Italy), in economics and business management/administration. He holds an active US CPA license, is CGMA certified and is a member of AICPA.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.