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Mazars’ COVID Talks is a podcast series about pandemic resilience, aimed at supporting business survival by directing organizations to resources and embedding a culture of preparedness.

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Mazars’ COVID Talks is a podcast series about pandemic resilience, aimed at supporting business survival by directing organizations to resources and embedding a culture of preparedness.

    Reshaping Your Business in the Time of COVID

    Reshaping Your Business in the Time of COVID

    October 2020



    Description

    Many businesses are questioning how best to continue operations, survive and succeed in the Covid-19 environment and emerging recession. Running your business and identifying priority action areas to focus on during disruptive times is challenging.

    In this podcast, Ryan Vaughan talks with two core members of the Mazars Business Advisory group, Alisha Jernack and John Confrey, about the Mazars Reshape program. They discuss the key objectives of the program, the type of organizations that the program would apply to, the benefits of planning and the actual program deliverables and tools provided to clients to help them navigate and make business-critical decisions during these disruptive times.

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    DISCLAIMER:  All information shared on this podcast extends from reputable sources. The views expressed here are meant to serve as suggestive guidance, based on the knowledge and expertise of the host and guests.  

    Contacts:


    Ryan Vaughan | Email: Ryan.Vaughan@MazarsUSA.com


    Alisha Jernack | Email: Alisha.Jernack@MazarsUSA.com


    John Confrey | Email: John.Confrey@MazarsUSA.com

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    • 15 min
    COVID Talks, Episode 13 | Eyes Toward Recovery: Addressing Credit Risk for Consumer Products Companies

    COVID Talks, Episode 13 | Eyes Toward Recovery: Addressing Credit Risk for Consumer Products Companies

    June 2020



    Description

    On this episode of COVID Talks, Mazars Consumer Products Partners Stuart Nussbaum and Joseph Ferrone are joined by Paul Pagano, Vice President at Milberg Factors, to help companies dissect and deal with credit risk in the current environment. The speakers do a deep dive into factoring and how it can benefit consumer products companies – namely fashion and home goods. Then they go on to share their insights on ways to access liquidity and what to look for when evaluating the credit risk of a company. The speakers also share what new business strategies are being implemented based on lessons learned throughout this pandemic.

    Join us for another episode of Mazars COVID Talks.

    Mazars COVID Talks is a podcast series about pandemic resilience, aimed at supporting business survival by directing organizations to resources and embedding a culture of preparedness.

    ABOUT OUR GUEST: Paul Pagano joined Milberg Factors, Inc. in 2014 as Vice President. He brought a variety of skill sets to Milberg, including accounting and strategic planning. In his role at Milberg, Paul heads up the due diligence team and manages client relationships.

    DISCLAIMER:  All information shared on Mazars COVID Talks extends from reputable sources. The views expressed here are meant to serve as suggestive guidance, based on the knowledge and expertise of the co-hosts and guests.  

    Contacts:


    Joseph Ferrone | Email: Joseph.Ferrone@MazarsUSA.com


    Stuart Nussbaum | Email: Stuart.Nussbaum@MazarsUSA.com


    Paul Pagano | Email: PPagano@milfac.com

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    • 21 min
    COVID Talks Podcast, Episode 12 | Legally, Where do we focus (Part 2)

    COVID Talks Podcast, Episode 12 | Legally, Where do we focus (Part 2)

    June 2020



    Description

    During this episode of COVID Talks, Alisha and Tashonda dive right into Part 2 of the discussion with Becker Legal. Anthony Vizzoni and Joseph Harraka explain what they are telling clients to focus on to remain compliant for SBA loan forgiveness, and what the workforce will look like as states begin to reopen. The episode closes with ‘A Note on Personal Preparedness” segment, and some thoughtful insights from Anthony and Joe.

    Join us for another episode of Mazars COVID Talks.

    Mazars COVID Talks is a podcast series about pandemic resilience, aimed at supporting business survival by directing organizations to resources and embedding a culture of preparedness.

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

    Anthony J. Vizzoni is Chair of the Firm’s Business Services Group. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate, financing and transactional matters. Prior to joining Becker LLC, Anthony was in-house counsel to a real estate development firm where he focused his efforts on business development. His prior experiences in the world of business have positioned Anthony to provide practical guidance to his clients as they navigate the many challenges that businesses face in the market.

    Joseph G. Harraka is a member of Becker LLC and a senior partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Joe has been practicing law for 35 years and has both a JD and MBA degree. Joe prides himself in not only being a zealous legal advocate for his clients but partnering with them to ensure that any recommendations that he makes are consistent with their long term business goals and financial and economic objectives.

    DISCLAIMER:  All information shared on Mazars COVID Talks extends from reputable sources. The views expressed here are meant to serve as suggestive guidance, based on the knowledge and expertise of the co-hosts and guests.  

    Contacts:


    Tashonda Haugabrook | Email: Tashonda.Haugabrook@MazarsUSA.com


    Alisha Jernack | Email: Alisha.Jernack@MazarsUSA.com


    Anthony J. Vizzoni | Email: ajvizzoni@becker.legal


    Joseph G. Harraka  | Email: jgharraka@becker.legal

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    • 24 min
    COVID Talks Podcast, Episode 11 | Legally, Where do we focus (Part 1)

    COVID Talks Podcast, Episode 11 | Legally, Where do we focus (Part 1)

    June 2020



    Description

    Part 1 of our discussion with our guests from Becker Legal begins with some great information on the CARES Act, for participants of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Senior Partners: Anthony Vizzoni and Joseph Harraka, tell us what the impacts of certain PPP frequently asked questions might look like across industries, and what considerations businesses should be taking if they are participating in the PPP, as well as for future audits.

    Join us for another episode of Mazars COVID Talks.

    Mazars COVID Talks is a podcast series about pandemic resilience, aimed at supporting business survival by directing organizations to resources and embedding a culture of preparedness.

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

    Anthony J. Vizzoni is Chair of the Firm’s Business Services Group. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate, financing and transactional matters. Prior to joining Becker LLC, Anthony was in-house counsel to a real estate development firm where he focused his efforts on business development. His prior experiences in the world of business have positioned Anthony to provide practical guidance to his clients as they navigate the many challenges that businesses face in the market.

    Joseph G. Harraka is a member of Becker LLC and a senior partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Joe has been practicing law for 35 years and has both a JD and MBA degree. Joe prides himself in not only being a zealous legal advocate for his clients but partnering with them to ensure that any recommendations that he makes are consistent with their long term business goals and financial and economic objectives.

    DISCLAIMER:  All information shared on Mazars COVID Talks extends from reputable sources. The views expressed here are meant to serve as suggestive guidance, based on the knowledge and expertise of the co-hosts and guests.  

    Contacts:


    Tashonda Haugabrook | Email: Tashonda.Haugabrook@MazarsUSA.com


    Alisha Jernack | Email: Alisha.Jernack@MazarsUSA.com


    Anthony J. Vizzoni | Email: ajvizzoni@becker.legal


    Joseph G. Harraka  | Email: jgharraka@becker.legal

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    • 19 min
    COVID Talks, Episode 10 | Eyes Toward Recovery: A Business and Financial Perspective for Consumer Products Companies

    COVID Talks, Episode 10 | Eyes Toward Recovery: A Business and Financial Perspective for Consumer Products Companies

    May 2020



    Description

    On this episode of COVID Talks, Mazars Consumer Products Partners Stuart Nussbaum and Joseph Ferrone are joined by Leon Terrano, Senior Vice President and Group Head of Commercial Banking at Bank Leumi, to discuss how the current environment is affecting retailers and wholesalers. The speakers share their insights as well as what they are experiencing with their consumer products clients when it comes to financial projections, key decisions to be made, inventory management, collateral and more. They also touch on the opportunities that could arise as we emerge from this pandemic.

    Join us for another episode of Mazars COVID Talks.

    Mazars COVID Talks is a podcast series about pandemic resilience, aimed at supporting business survival by directing organizations to resources and embedding a culture of preparedness.

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS: Leon Terrano is a Senior Vice President, Group Head of Commercial Banking, and National Head of Trade Finance at Bank Leumi USA. Leon joined Bank Leumi in 2016. He has over 35 years of experience in Financial Services.

    DISCLAIMER:  All information shared on Mazars COVID Talks extends from reputable sources. The views expressed here are meant to serve as suggestive guidance, based on the knowledge and expertise of the co-hosts and guests.  

    Contacts:


    Joseph Ferrone | Email: Joseph.Ferrone@MazarsUSA.com


    Stuart Nussbaum | Email: Stuart.Nussbaum@MazarsUSA.com


    Leon Terrano | Email: Leon.Terrano@leumiusa.com

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    • 28 min
    COVID Talks, Episode 9 | COVID & Insurance

    COVID Talks, Episode 9 | COVID & Insurance

    May 2020



    Description

    On this episode of Mazars COVID Talks, Alisha and Tashonda take an enthusiastic look at the impacts of the current crisis across the insurance industry. They are joined by Mike Friel, Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Leader for AssuredPartners, as he lays out the top considerations for the insurance today, and details about how the insurance market pre-COVID is impacting businesses today. The episode closes with a fun “Note on Personal Preparedness” segment, where Mike shares what he and his family are doing to give back during these trying times.

    Join us for another episode of Mazars COVID Talks.

    Mazars COVID Talks is a podcast series about pandemic resilience, aimed at supporting business survival by directing organizations to resources and embedding a culture of preparedness.

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS: Mike Friel is a Senior Vice President & Regional Sales Leader for AssuredPartners, a National full-service insurance agency with over 6,800 employees. Where they take great pride in always doing what is in the best interest of the client and leading with integrity. 

    DISCLAIMER:  All information shared on Mazars COVID Talks extends from reputable sources. The views expressed here are meant to serve as suggestive guidance, based on the knowledge and expertise of the co-hosts and guests.  

    Contacts:


    Tashonda Haugabrook | Email: Tashonda.Haugabrook@MazarsUSA.com


    Alisha Jernack | Email: Alisha.Jernack@MazarsUSA.com


    Mike Friel | Email: mike.friel@assuredpartners.com

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    • 36 min

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