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Dr. Jay Thibodeau  is the Edward F. Gibbons Research Professor of Accountancy at Bentley College where he serves as the coordinator for all audit and assurance curriculum matters. Jay currently serves on the Auditing Standards Committee and is the past-Chair of the Education Committee for the American Accounting Association’s Auditing Section. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Current Issues in Auditing and Advances in Accounting Education. He has received national recognition for his work including the 1996 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award; the 2001 Joint AICPA/AAA Collaboration Award; and the 2003 Innovation in Assurance Education Award. He received his B.S. degree and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Steve Hosley  is a Senior Vice President and Assistant Controller of Finance and Corporate Operations at AOL LLC. Steve has been a lead change agent in and around Financial Operations for over 20 years with experience in leading, designing, implementing and transforming large-scale operations. Prior to AOL, Steve spent 6 years with Applied Materials rising to Managing Director of Global Business Services and 6 years at KPMG Consulting as a Sr. Manager in its World Class Finance practice.

Bruce Barnet  is currently the President and CEO of Supply Strategies, Inc. (formerly BLB Enterprises), an Asian outsourcing and procurement solutions company that Bruce started in 2000. Bruce has held key management positions in finance, strategy, acquisitions, divestitures, outsourcing, internal controls and operations for multinational companies in various industries. Bruce has strong international business experience with a focus on the China market. Bruce's most recent multinational experience includes CFO Ark-Les Corporation, Group Controller of Speedline Technologies, Director of Internal Audit Cookson Group plc, and Director of Internal Audit Syratech Corporation. Prior to industry Bruce worked at Coopers & Lybrand in their Emerging Business Practice. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Bentley Executive Club and Chair of the Bentley Alumni Service Committee.

Paul Ryan  has a comprehensive background in finance and operations management that includes venture backed early stage firms, financial, professional services, and technology. Paul served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Accounting Management Solutions, a professional services firm engaged in outsourced accounting and finance services and helped the firm achieve “Fastest Growing Private Company” recognition by the Boston Business Journal and Inc 500. Prior to that Paul spent 8 years at Fidelity Investments in various senior finance leadership roles, and 15 years in financial management at Digital Equipment Corporation.