Len is the vice president of lease accounting for LeaseAccelerator. In his role, Len works closely with large public and middle market private companies to help them successfully transition to and maintain compliance with the ASC 842 and IFRS 16 standards. With over 30 years’ experience as a CPA, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, Len brings a practical, real-world perspective to overcoming implementation challenges with accounting change projects.
Prior to joining LeaseAccelerator in 2019, Len most recently led the Project Management Office for the implementation of ASC 842, Leases, and ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) – a global Fortune 500 entity listed on the NYSE. Leading IFF’s adoption of ASC 842 and IFRS 16 on the company’s SAP platform using a prospective transition approach, Len set up a leasing center of excellence in the firm’s Global Services Center in Budapest, Hungary. He was responsible for designing and implementing the systems, processes, and controls for the successful, timely, and on-budget implementations of the new standards while spearheading the global implementation and application of these new standards at the corporate level.
Before IFF, Len served in various C-level roles and board of director positions at companies such as Hain Celestial Group, Hauppauge Digital, AECOS, Talon Air, United Benefits and Pension Services, SFG Financial, and First Asset Management. He is also active in various charity and philanthropic organizations, currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Brotherhood Good Hope Society and Chairman of theBoard of the Alexander Neuhaus Memorial Scholarship Fund.
In his spare time, Len enjoys cycling, golf, tennis, and maintaining proficiency as a commercial pilot.