October 11, 2011
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 3, 2011) – FLG Partners, LLC announced today the addition of a new partner, Laureen DeBuono, to the consulting firm, bringing the number of partners to 21.
FLG’s newest partner, Laureen DeBuono, is a veteran CEO, COO, CFO and General Counsel with significant management and operating experience in both public and private companies. Additionally, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of both public and private companies, and has chaired their respective Audit Committees.
“We are absolutely delighted that Laureen has joined the firm,” said Jeffrey Kuhn, Managing Partner of FLG. “Laureen’s extensive experience in life sciences, medical technology, consumer products and technology companies will be a great addition to FLG’s already deep bench. With her addition, we continue to build on FLG’s position as the leading CFO consulting and Board advisory firm in Northern California, and we are excited to welcome Laureen to the firm.”
“I am very pleased to be joining FLG Partners,” said Ms. DeBuono. “I look forward to helping FLG expand its strong brand and reach, and to provide the highest quality strategy, financial and Board consulting and advisory services to clients in the medical technology, life sciences, consumer products and IT sectors.”
Ms. DeBuono has over 25 years of financial, operating and corporate governance experience. Presently, Ms. De Buono serves on the board of directors of Alpha Orthopaedics, Inc., a privately-held orthopedics company located in Alameda, CA. Prior to joining FLG, she has served as a strategy, financial and management consultant to several public and private companies, assisting them with financings, market due diligence, operations, restructurings, Wall Street communications, and exits. She is a frequent lecturer in corporate and financial strategy, fundraising in the private and public markets, M&A, restructurings, and post-merger integration.
Formerly, Ms. DeBuono was the CEO of Coapt Systems, Inc; the CFO of Thermage, Inc., where she guided the company through its IPO in 2006; the COO and CFO of More.com; the COO & CFO of Resound Corp., where she led the sale of the company to GN Great Nordic for over $400M; and the General Counsel of Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Inc., where she led the sale of the company to Mallinckrodt, Inc. for $2 billion. She also served on the boards of InVivo, Corp. and VISX, Inc.; prior thereto, she was Corporate Counsel for The Clorox Company and Varian Associates, Inc.
Ms. DeBuono holds a B.A. from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, an M.A. from Stanford University as a Stanford Fellow, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.
About FLG Partners, LLC
Founded in 2004, FLG Partners is the leading CFO consulting, services and board advisory firm in Northern California. FLG provides financial and operational guidance to companies ranging from newly funded startups to multi-billion dollar public companies across many industries and sectors. The firm’s partners, each with long CFO credentials, engage in interim or permanent assignments in leadership roles that vary from consulting engagements to employed corporate officer. Averaging more than 20 years’ experience each, FLG’s partners bring substantial expertise, objectivity and industry best-practices leadership to key transactional requirements, including business planning and execution; financings; SEC reporting and compliance; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and troubled-company turnarounds and restructurings.