Professionals Americas

When you engage with Regent Pacific, you get a team assigned to the project. But more importantly, you get the entire firm. That means that other talent is always available to help as needed. Experienced principals are rapidly deployed to work together as a unit, creating synergy, productivity, and extraordinary results. Knowledge is shared and leveraged across the team. New team members are quickly integrated into engagements when specialized skills are needed. Our U.S.-based principals are profiled below.

Dennis J. Dunnigan
Silicon Valley, CA

Dennis is a senior executive with more than 33 years of management experience in finance, general management, and operations. He joined Regent Pacific in 1986, has participated in over a dozen engagements, and a managing director of the firm. Dennis has served as an advisor or senior executive in a number of areas, including chief operating officer (COO); chief financial officer (CFO), financial and SEC reporting, controller, auditing, planning, and cost management, and negotiator and insolvency advisor. Dennis has also served as an expert witness regarding general business and contractual practices, standard of care management issues, merger and transactions, officer and director responsibilities and fiduciary liabilities. Dennis is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Eric R. Earsom
San Francisco, CA

Jeff J. Forestier
San Francisco, CA

James A. Garvey, PhD
Silicon Valley, CA

Jim is a senior engineering and management executive with more than 32 years of high technology and medical technology experience. He has made scientific contributions to a wide range of disciplines including plasma physics, electro-optics, infra-red physics, and digital mammography. His management experience includes the analysis and evaluation of growth corporations as well as the redirection of operationally troubled companies. He has a broad range of business, management and technical experience and has been particularly successful in orchestrating highly motivated groups in start-up technology endeavors to accomplish high visibility projects within time and budget constraints. In addition, Jim acts as a technical consultant to investment banking firms and several private investments groups. With Regent Pacific, he has participated in over a dozen engagements. Prior to joining Regent Pacific, he was responsible for the calibration of the first United States weather satellite in conjunction with the National Bureau of Standards, and has been associated with Optronic Laboratories, PSI Systems Corporation, MedScan Corporation and Scanis, Inc., as a founder, CEO and CTO. Jim has held Final Secret and Top Secret DOD clearances, holds a Ph.D. in physics, and has contributed to several prominent scientific publications.

Michael J. Hunt
Silicon Valley, CA

For over 25 years, Michael Hunt has been on the cutting edge of building, growing and fixing operations in large and small scale companies, both public and private. He brings extensive global leadership experience spanning Asia Pacific, Western Europe, Latin America and the United States. In addition to leading profitable growth of sales and service operations, he has led several reengineering initiatives to fix and revitalize troubled operations in manufacturing and supply chain management, IT business systems, sales, service delivery, and product development.

Prior to joining Regent Pacific, Michael was Vice President for Global Sales and Services at startup Virident Systems, a privately held systems provider delivering breakthrough I/O performance and TCO for data-centric applications. Michael spent 17 years at Sun Microsystems where he was Vice President of Global Systems OEM Sales, Vice President of Sun Services Asia Pacific , and Vice President and Customer Advocate for Global Sales and Services. In previous roles, he led software development, engineering and manufacturing operations and supply chain management. Michael also held senior manufacturing and supply chain management positions at Tandem Computers and led startup operations at Qubix Graphic Systems and Convergent Technologies.

Michael graduated from Stanford University with an MBA and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

Eric R. Larson
Phoenix, AZ

George W. Macintyre
Dallas, TX

George is a senior executive with over thirty-six years of executive and senior management leadership spanning high-tech start-ups and established public companies. He combines visionary abilities to communicate and motivate with a strong and practical business sense. His depth of experience in marketing, team building, productivity, and process improvement enables him to develop strategies and financial models for client companies in need of operational and financial restructuring. 

Prior to joining Regent Pacific, George served as president and CEO of Adhesive Software, Inc. during which time he stabilized the company and led the management team through the industry downturn and market collapse. Under his guidance, the company was able to complete the software development, productize the technology, protect the intellectual property, retain key employees, and maximize shareholder value through an asset sale to a public company. Prior to Adhesive, George served as senior vice president of Borland Software Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed provider of Web access infrastructure technology and application development tools used to develop, deploy, integrate, and manage Web-based software applications. He assisted in the formulation, development and implementation of Borland's overall commercial and technical strategy that returned the company to profitability, increasing the market cap from less than $300 million to more than $1 billion.

George has served as executive vice president for MCSB Technology Corporation, vice president of marketing and business development for OpenConnect Systems, and executive vice president for EMCOM Corporation, where he turned the company around following an unsuccessful takeover attempt by a competitor. George began his career at IBM Corporation where he distinguished himself for more than 11 years culminating as the winner of "The President's Trophy" for two consecutive years.

George holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Louisiana State University. He has served on the boards of directors of Micrografix, Inc., Object Management Group (OMG), Adhesive Software, Inc., Texas Vineyards, Inc.,, Intelliun Corporation, and ThermaCode Technology, Inc. In the public sector, George currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Louisiana State University.

Joan A. Miszak
Sacramento, CA

Joan joined Regent Pacific after 20 years of global business experience in a wide variety of industries, with special emphasis on organizational effectiveness and design, leadership assessment/development and succession, organizational change, downsizing, merger and acquisition management, strategic planning and human resource management. Joan is a senior executive with a long proven track record for achieving significant business results by driving improved individual and organizational performance.

Prior to joining Regent Pacific, Joan was senior vice president of human resources at R.L. Polk & Co and served as vice president of human resources for Kelly Services with day-to-day responsibilities for the U.S. Operations and over a half million temporary employees. Before Kelly, Joan consulted to heath care, high technology, utility, retail and hospitality industries with a non-traditional approach to service and quality improvement where she authored a book entitled "The Service Agenda." Joan also spent five years as senior vice president of human resources with Cal Fed Bank after seven years in the airline industry in progressively responsible management positions. Joan began her career at American Express Company where she served as manager of Corporate Card Sales Training.

Alexander W. Rosenzweig
Los Angeles, CA

Prior to joining Regent Pacific, Alex served as vice president of international steel trading for Erlanger Commercial Corporation and Associated Minerals & Metals Corporation, where he developed business and restructured multinational operations in over 30 countries. From 1993 to 2003, Alex advised private clients on equity investments in numerous public and private companies, acting as an analyst and restructuring advisor.

Peter R. Simpson
Los Angeles, CA

Peter is a financial and general management executive with 30 years of domestic and international business experience. His experience with Regent Pacific includes serving as chief financial officer and controller, with responsibilities for financial management, cash management, creditor negotiations, development of workout business plans, and financial and general management in a variety of industries, including retail, technology, and wine. Peter recently assumed the CFO role in a public company and helped manage a bankruptcy proceeding. He is familiar with responsibilities related to the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and is a Chartered Accountant (UK).

Richard G. Stevens
Menlo Park, CA

Richard is the founder and managing director of Hunter Stevens LLC, a professional services firm comprised of financial experts, industry specialists and technical staff, including former big-four partners, corporate executives and regulatory officials and a professional affiliate of Regent Pacific Management Corporation. Prior to forming Hunter Stevens in 1995, Richard served as a partner with Ernst & Young LLP and Coopers & Lybrand LLP and held executive positions at other business organizations.

Throughout his career, as the founder and CEO of a professional services firm, as a partner with two big-four public accounting firms and as a director of a number of public registrants, he has provided advice and guidance to management and boards of directors. His training, background and experience makes him ideally suited to help Regent Pacific clients develop a corporate vision, strategic agenda and business plan and to facilitate communication and understanding of corporate objectives. Richard's proven methodologies can be used to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial information and critical events. When required, Richard is particularly adept at participating in external relationships with investors, legal counsel, auditors and other parties of interest; and if need be, he can efficiently design effective turnaround/crisis management solutions.

Richard has also participated in a large number of significant equity and debt offerings, buy-sell transactions and other corporate initiatives involving companies in a variety of industries ranging in size from start-ups to S&P 50 enterprises on the East Coast and West Coast.

He is currently the head of La Cortez Energy’s Audit Committee. Previously, he was the lead independent director at Chordiant Software and headed Pain Therapeutics’ and Verity Software’s Audit Committees.

In 2011, he participated in the formation of Menlo Atherton Capital, an entity that provides seed capital to early stage technology companies. Richard is very well known in the financial and legal communities of Silicon Valley and New York City.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors from the University of San Francisco, has attended post-graduate studies at Harvard Business and Stanford Law schools, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the States of California and New York.

Andrew H. Stevens
Menlo Park, CA

Andrew’s business experience includes corporate accounting, financial management, business analytics, forensic accounting, litigation support, and operations.  Prior to joining Regent Pacific, he was involved in some of the largest and most complex disputes and litigation involving accounting errors and irregularities, fraudulent financial reporting, and IP related matters. 

While in college, Andrew interned at the White House, working for the National Economic Council, a branch of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.  The NEC is a key player in establishing the economic-policy-making decisions both domestically and abroad. 

Andrew is also Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Menlo Atherton Capital, an angel firm based in Menlo Park, CA that provides seed capital and other resources to early-stage technology companies. Andrew led Menlo Atherton Capital’s investment in iCharts, and is actively seeking additional investment opportunities.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a major in Finance and a Certificate in Accounting, from Santa Clara University.

Michael A. Tyler
San Francisco, CA

Robert P. Verheecke
Silicon Valley, CA

As a CFO, Bob Verheecke has over 25 years of experience building high technology companies from start up through IPO.  His experience includes a wide range of high technology companies including software, service, hardware and systems companies form early stage to 1,000+ employees, both private and public. He has experience in all aspects of international operations having lived in Europe where he built a world-wide finance team at Business Objects and was also CFO of a Singapore based B2B ecommerce company. He has managed all areas in finance including accounting, cash management, tax, planning & analysis, credit & collections, payables, and receivables, as well as significant areas outside of finance including manufacturing, IT, Legal, Human Resources, Facilities, and Order Processing. He has developed significant experience in building long-term financial models for high tech companies especially in new markets where existing models don’t apply.

Bob has served as the key executive in the restructuring and turnaround of Blue Coat Systems. He was responsible for organizing and coordinating the initial public offering of Business Objects, the first for an independent French company on Nasdaq. Bob served as a member of the senior management team at NetFrame that took the company from startup phase to profitability and successful public equity offerings. He led the management team at Netli through a decision process resulting in selling the company to Akami, its largest competitor at a significant premium. Bob has also built sophisticated business planning and decision support models used to assist executives in key decision making in the areas of product line profitability, gross margins and pricing.

Stephen W. Young
Silicon Valley, CA

Steve is a senior executive with more than 30 years of management experience in finance and operations. He is chief operating officer of Regent Pacific and a member of its board of directors. Steve has participated in over a dozen Regent Pacific client engagements. He has held a number of senior management positions in both publicly-traded and privately-held corporations. Steve is a key member of the Regent Pacific team that was engaged by Verity, Inc.'s board of directors to stabilize and then turn the company around. At that time, Verity was in financial and operational turmoil, with a lack of clear corporate direction, mounting losses, an excessive cash burn rate and 40 percent-plus employee turnover, which was particularly damaging in key operational areas of the company. Steve was instrumental in working with the Regent Pacific and Verity management team members to develop a plan within the first 90 days of the Regent Pacific engagement to restructure the company's operations. As Verity's chief operating officer, Steve played a key role in implementing and refining that plan.

Other senior management roles prior to Verity included CFO of Imaginarium, a $60 million privately-held national retail company, and president and COO of a rapidly growing business unit of McDonnell Information Systems (MDIS), a $200 million publicly-traded software company. Steve and the Regent Pacific team managed Imaginarium through a very difficult period in the company's history. At MDIS, Steve and the Regent Pacific team were engaged by MDIS's board of directors to manage its Chess business unit after MDIS acquired this business from Xerox. Steve has also participated in Regent Pacific client engagements with The ASK Group, Savin Corporation and Daisy/Cadnetix, Inc., among others. Prior to Regent Pacific, he held a number of key financial and operational roles with Unisys Corporation, Corcom, Inc. and Motorola, Inc.