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.

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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 Accounting

    Jess Blum

    A licensed CPA, Jess has focused her career in growth stage multi-site healthcare accounting roles, most recently leading the accounting function for Aesthetic Partners, a medical aesthetics and plastic surgery platform. As Controller and Sr. Director of Strategic Finance, Jess implemented streamlined controls, processes and systems which supported growth from 1 to 17 locations through acquisition and new site development. In this role, she led a team through successful inaugural GAAP audit and ERP implementation. Prior to that, she was Controller for multi-state Senior Living developer and operator Schonberg Care. Jess also gained retail accounting experience at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, supporting their bookstores and e-commerce function as Retail Accounting Manager. Originally from Eagan, Minnesota, Jess became a Saints fan while attending Tulane University. Jess enjoys fly fishing and exploring her new home base in Manhattan with her husband, Wilson.

  • 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.

  • Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

    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

    Luigi has 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.

    Luigi 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.

  • Accounts Payable Manager

    Ana Martel

    Ana has over 12 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining ZBS, Ana was 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 an American Pitbull Terrier.

  • 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 Accounting Manager

    Kelly Melendez-Ruiz

    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.

  • Accounting Manager

    Vivian Loureiro

    Vivian graduated from Iona University with her Bachelor's and Master’s in Accounting. She started her accounting career at Wine Enthusiast, where she assisted in month end closings. From there, she worked for Delta Brands as an Accounting Manager. In her role, she would prepare monthly financial statements, track KPIs, manage payroll, and oversee the accounting department and procedures.

    Vivian is excited to become a dedicated team player of AHH, where she can utilize her experience and skills. She’s looking forward to being part of a company that values the well being of humans and animals alike.

    Vivian currently resides in Westchester County, NY. In her free time, she enjoys baking, online shopping, and spending time with her family. She’s looking forward to adopting her first dog with her fiance!

  • 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.

  • Senior 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.

  • Accounting Specialist

    Tania Barclay

    Tania Barclay is the Accounting 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.

  • Accounting Specialist

    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.

  • Accounting 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.