Finance

Our Finance team oversees banking reconciliation, accounts receivable, as well as billing and invoicing. We’ll manage all bank accounts, credit cards, taxes and more so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Meet The Team
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Chief Financial Officer

Steve Sung

Steve Sung is the Chief Financial Officer for Alliance Animal Health.

Steve graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, summa cum laude with distinction, from the Ohio State University, followed by a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Steve was an accounting professor at Dartmouth College and Washington University in St. Louis before transitioning to corporate finance. Prior to Alliance Animal Health, Steve worked in finance roles at major retailers, leading finance, accounting, strategy, and procurement functions.

Steve has shown dogs in both conformation and obedience for over 20 years, and met his wife while they were both showing at the International Kennel Club dog show in Chicago. He enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and three dogs.

  • VP of Finance

    Lana Lipton

    Lana Lipton is the vice president of finance for Alliance Animal Health.

    Lana has 9 years’ experience in the animal health care industry working first as Controller at Brightheart Veterinary Centers with 10 specialty veterinary practices and then as Controller at PetVet Care Centers where as part of the original team she established the accounting processes and watched the company grow to more than 140 hospitals. Lana also has several years of accounting experience in manufacturing and consumer products and was an audit senior for Ernst & Young.

    Lana is originally from Rock Island, Illinois. She received a B.S. from the University of Oregon and is a California C.P.A. She currently resides in Bethel, CT with her husband and two cats.

  • Director of FP&A

    Robert Rescoe

    Rob Rescoe is the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Alliance Animal Health.

    Rob has over 10 years of experience in finance having previously worked in investment banking, private equity, and other corporate finance roles. Rob received a B.B.A with High Distinction from The University of Michigan.

  • Director of Finance

    Barbara Robinson

    Barbara Robinson is the director of finance for Alliance Animal Health.

    Barbara has 10 years’ experience in the animal health care industry as Assistant Controller working on the financial integration of acquired hospitals. This includes 4 years with Brightheart Veterinary Centers consisting of 10 specialty veterinary practices in the US and Canada and 6 years with PetVet Care Centers consisting of over 140 hospitals. Barbara also has 8 years of acquisition integration experience in the equipment rental industry.

    Originally from Eastchester, New York, Barbara received a B.B.A. in Accounting/Information Systems from Pace University. She currently lives in Rye, New York with her family and their dog Rudy.

  • Director of Accounting

    Luigi Miro

    He has almost 20 years of increasing responsibilities in various industries including advertising, retail services and design & manufacturing with a strong emphasis on continuous process improvement. He received his MBA from Fordham University with a dual concentration in both accounting & finance.

    He joins us most recently from Sonneman Lighting where he led the Accounting & Finance team for the past 3+ years and helped scale the business after being spun off from their parent company and acquired by a PE firm. Prior to that he was a Senior Finance Manager at Daymon Worldwide, Accounting Manager at Xylem Inc and ITT Corporation and Corporate Accountant at Omnicom Group. Luigi has always enjoyed challenging himself professionally and is excited to be joining our team, where he can continue to do exactly that!

    Luigi lives in Eastchester, NY and in his spare time he enjoys skiing, biking and being outdoors as much as possible with his wife, Emily, and two children, Gianna (age 9) and Sebastian (age 6). When he’s home he is always careful to make sure that the family Guinea Pigs, Daisy & Tulip (aka “the girls”), are well fed and have plenty of fresh hay to eat.

  • Corporate Controller

    Christy Thacker

    Christy Thacker is the financial controller for Alliance Animal Health.

    Christy has over 20 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining Alliance Animal Health, Christy was the Controller for Pet Medical Centers in South Florida which owned and operated nine animal hospitals and pet resorts. With over 10 years of successful animal health industry experience, Christy has built a reputation as a strong leader within the industry.

    Christy is involved in the community as a Peer Navigator volunteer with FORCE, helping families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Christy currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, their two dogs, and a cat.

  • Accounting Specialist

    Ana Martel

    Ana Martel is an accounting specialist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Ana has over 12 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining ZBS, Ana was the Officer Manager at Ferd. Schmetz Needle Corp, where she was responsible for the daily accounting operations. Prior to that, she was the Office Manager for Regina Sports, where she was responsible for the financial operation of 14 separate entities.

    Ana currently resides in South Florida with her family and her two dogs, a French Bulldog and a American Pitbull Terrier.

  • Senior Director, Accounting

    Alex Gurinovich

    He comes with a diverse finance experience having worked in both FP&A and accounting functions. He joins us from Movati Athletic, a fast-growing fitness club chain in Canada, where he led continued improvements in accounting, payroll, AP/AR and treasury functions. He believes that even accounting can be fun as it is all about people one works with and he is confident that he is joining an amazing team! In his free time, Alexander enjoys day travels with his family and Doberman, Shadow. When he’s at home, he likes watching a good movie or a TV-show so he is always looking for a tip on what to watch.

  • Sr. Accounting Specialist

    Grace Simon

    Grace Simon is an accounting specialist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Grace was raised in Miami where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Miami. She began her career at the Wackenhut Corporation in Internal Audit. Her career also includes roles as a Staff Accountant and Cost Accountant.

    Grace has two adult sons and currently lives in Woodstock, Georgia with her husband and Golden Retriever.

  • FP&A Analyst

    Cleavon Mauro-Lyttle

    Cleavon started his work in the financial sector at the age of 18 at the financial/insurance firm northwestern mutual which propelled his path forward in the industry. He has a bachelor’s in accounting, a master’s in finance, and specialize in FP&A work. Some of the more in-depth roles he has had in the past include his time at Leadership, Education, Athletics, & Partnership, a non-profit organization in downtown New Haven, as a Finance and Development Analyst. There, he worked with a team in processing payroll as well as maneuvering the donor management software. In his most recent position, he worked as a FP&A analyst for William Raveis Real Estate based in Shelton, CT. This is where he honed his skills in financial reporting as well as market forecast and analysis.

    He is excited to be part of the alliance family for the sheer impact it will have on him and the learning potential. He loves animals and looks forward for the great things to come!

    He is a very outgoing, family-oriented person. In his free time, he loves to lift weights, play sports, and go on long walks with friends. He believes life’s purpose is to make life as fun and free as possible for himself and his family!

  • Payroll Accountant

    Kelly Melendez-Ruiz

    Kelly Ruiz is a payroll accountant for Alliance Animal Health.

    Kelly has over 10 years of experience in financial services. She was AVP and Operations Manager for SunTrust Bank, where she was responsible for the operations of the branch cash balancing and general ledger departments for the Southeast Region. Prior to that, Kelly was a Retail Bank Manager for Chase bank. Kelly also served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Finance Specialist.

    Kelly resides in Ocala, Florida, known as the “Horse Capital of the World”, with her husband, two boys, and their dog. She is actively involved in her children’s schools as a volunteer and executive board member of the PTA. She recently returned to the workforce full-time, after dedicating the last 10 years to the raising of her children.

  • Payroll Accountant

    Evelyn Kazmierczak

    Evelyn Kazmierczak is a payroll accountant for Alliance Animal Health.

    Evelyn has years of experience working in financial services, headquarters internal operations, and retail/investment banking. She has also worked for companies of various sizes managing payroll, accounting, finance, and administrative tasks. Prior to joining AAH, she worked for a non-profit organization managing payroll and overseeing the accounting/finance department. Evelyn graduated from Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics, will be receiving an MBA with a concentration in Management at Sacred Heart University in May 2021, and is studying for the CPA.

    Evelyn currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and son.

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  • Staff Accountant

    Marissa Vieira

    Marissa Viera is an accounting specialist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Marissa has over 8 years of finance experience in various roles. Prior to Alliance Animal Health, she worked as the Credit & Project Manager for Haynes Group, and was a Senior Credit Specialist for Unimin Corporation. Her roles included a strong focus on new process implementation, program integration, and automation.

    Marissa received a BS in Communication from Arizona State University, and an MBA from Grand Canyon University.

    She currently resides in Bethel, CT with her husband and two cats.

  • Cost Accountant

    Marc Rivera

    Marc joins us most recently from CBLPath, a pathology laboratory where he led his own inventory team and developed new processes for the ongoing success of the company. Prior to that, he was the Accounting Specialist for Carl Zeiss where he created and implemented inventory processes that helped reduce cost and instilled structure.

    He has over 20 years of corporate experience with the past 10 years focusing on Accounting & Finance. He has a diverse background ranging from the Bio-Medical and Semiconductor industries to working in Healthcare. He is excited to be part of a company that focuses on animal well being and allows him to use the skills he’s gained.

    Marc currently resides in Mount Kisco, NY with his wife and 3 cats where he enjoys being a kid at heart. He still reads comic-books, plays Dungeons & Dragons, loves building computers and enjoys video games. Additionally he has been training in martial arts for over 20 years, primarily in Judo with several years of Aikido and Jui-Jitsu mixed in.

  • Treasury Accountant

    Emily Morgan

    Emily Morgan is an accounting specialist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Emily was born in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She has over 5 years of experience in various accounting and finance roles. Prior to joining AAH, Emily was a commodity analyst and accountant.

    Emily currently lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with her boyfriend and two dogs.

  • Staff Accountant

    Erick Moran

    Prior to joining the Alliance Animal Health team, Erick has more than six years of Accounting experience in various roles.

    He earned a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from St. Thomas Aquinas College in NY. Most recently, he worked as Assistant Controller for Rand Realty and before that was part of the Accounting Staff at IBM Learning Center.

    In his free time, Erick is a Backpacker who is passionate about his travels. He’s been to Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Paris, London, Oxford and Japan and feels we can learn most about ourselves and our lives while being out in nature.

  • Bookkeeper

    Tania Barclay

    Tania Barclay is the Accounts Payable Specialist for over 25 clinics at Alliance Animal Health.

    Tania has demonstrated a performance history of dedication, and hard work. She works closely with all her clinics to provide and ensure all financial processes are recorded accordingly, and in a timely manner. Tania joins us recently from Urnex Brands, where Tania has been instrumental in managing the accounts payable process for over 10 years. In addition to Accounts Payable processing, Tania has enhanced the open purchase order reporting process, and has worked on all aspects of financial and month end related matters and projects.

    Tania enjoys spending time with her family and is extremely excited she has joined the grandmothers club! She enjoys cooking and playing racquetball on her free time.

  • Bookkeeper

    Kathy Barnes

    Kathy has 19 years of banking experience, starting out as a teller and working her way up to AVP Branch Manager. Her attention to detail, rapport with clients, and drive for success is what makes her a very strong addition. She is no stranger to hard work and learning, having successfully managed 4 bank/system conversions, which makes her adaptability as asset to our team. She has also served 2- 2-year terms as a Treasurer with 2 non-profits.

    She has 2 dogs and 2 guinea pigs, so she understands the importance of veterinarians and their love to care for their clients. Kathy is an active volunteer for the High School Band Boosters to support her son’s passion in music in the percussion section.

  • Accounting Specialist

    Vivian Sanchez

    Vivian is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.

    Vivian most recently joins us from a pain management practice where she was a Clinical Certified Medical Assistant. Prior to that, she has several years of accounting experience and worked alongside Christy Thacker and Ana Martel for years.

    Vivian currently lives in Woodstock, GA, with her son and three cats (Bonnie, Clyde and Capone) and her betta fish named Monday. In her spare time, Vivian enjoys hiking, live music, and cooking.

  • Accounts Specialist

    Diana Fabian

    Diana has 13 years of experience working in higher education recruitment – most recently from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She is excited to be part of the Alliance family, and looks forward to becoming another key player on the team! She has two daughters ages 21 and 8, as well as one dog (beagle and shih tzu mix). On her free time she enjoys beach days, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.