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EisnerAmper podcasts are a great way for busy, on-the-go professionals to learn the ins and outs of timely business topics that matter: new tax regulations, cybersecurity, wealth management, capital investment and more. At home or at work, or during the commute or working out, EisnerAmper podcasts help you get down to business.

November 21, 2022

Did VC Activity Reach a Tipping Point in Q3?

Managing Director of Capital Markets Alan Wink discusses a few VC red flags—such as deal counts and exits. Combine those with geopolitical volatility and you have the makings of a VC market slowdown. Fundraising, however, has been a bright spot. Alan will also examine what he’s looking for in Q4 as we close out the year.

November 21, 2022

Experiences of a Cannabis Dispensary Owner

In this episode of CannaCast, Eric Altstadter, Partner and leader of the firm's Cannabis and Hemp Group, speaks with Janice Grossman, President of Oregon’s Green Rush, a Family-Owned cannabis dispensary based in Eugene, Oregon. The two discuss Janice's experience operating a cannabis business, as well as various trends and topics in the industry.

November 17, 2022

How to Identify and Mitigate Fraud Risk in Manufacturing

In this episode of ManuFacts and Perspectives, Travis Epp, Partner-in-Charge of EisnerAmper’s Manufacturing and Distribution Group, is joined by Hubert Klein, Partner and Practice Leader of the firm’s Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group. As part of International Fraud Awareness Week, the two discuss the actionable strategies and controls manufacturing business leaders can implement to better identify and mitigate fraud in their organizations.

November 11, 2022

Do We Have to Measure Everything for ESG

ESG criteria can be very daunting and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it. In this episode, Danielle Barrs, Director, and Charles Waring, Partner, break down materiality and GAAP issues to explain what companies need to measure and why. We’ll also talk about how those measurements can provide insights that could help the company reduce costs and maximize opportunities – from access to capital to creating new revenue streams.

November 7, 2022

Real Estate Trends and Strategies for Manufacturing Leaders

In this episode of ManuFacts and Perspectives, Travis Epp, Partner-in-Charge of EisnerAmper’s Manufacturing and Distribution Group, is joined by Andrew Zezas, Strategist and CEO of Real Estate Strategies, a New Jersey-based corporate real estate advisory and transaction services firm. The two discuss the unique pain points manufacturing leaders face from a real estate perspective, such as warehouse management, lease structuring, how to mitigate transactional risks and more.

November 4, 2022

An Entrepreneur’s Life Experience Fuels Mission-Aligned Startup

Founder and CEO of HearMe Adam Lippin shares his unique life experience that influenced the launch of his mission-aligned startup. In this TechTalk episode, Adam has a conversation with EisnerAmper's West Coast Technology and Life Sciences Practice Leader Amar Bhatkhande about how his idea became the leading, on-demand, peer support application—and his secret sauce for its continued expansion.

October 26, 2022

Helping Entrepreneurs Develop Their Cannabis Operational Strategies

In this episode of CannaCast, Eric Altstadter, Partner and leader of EisnerAmper’s Cannabis and Hemp Group, speaks with Juliana Whitney, founder and CEO of Cann Strategy. Cann Strategy helps cannabis business investors and operators win licenses, launch operations, expand to multiple states and develop competitive strategies. Juliana is also the co-founder of Leafsheets.com, a site that contains information entrepreneurs need to move forward in the cannabis sector.

October 20, 2022

Deep Tech Venture Capital Investing

In this episode of Engaging Alternatives Spotlight, Elana Margulies-Snyderman, Director, Publications, EisnerAmper, speaks with James Wang, General Partner, Creative Ventures, a deep tech venture firm investing in early-stage companies. He shares his outlook for VC investing in early-stage companies, including the greatest opportunities and challenges, how the firm is embracing DEI and more.

October 13, 2022

Maximizing Your Accountants for ESG

Accounting firms are already collecting and analyzing the company’s financials, so they are in the central seat to be able to help companies address their ESG reporting issues. Accountants will be able to attest and assure the numbers are accurate, as required by the SEC disclosure rules, and will be able to analyze trends as well.  Even for companies that are not publicly-traded (and therefore do not have to file these to the SEC), these disclosures are often material to secure contracts with publicly-traded companies and/or with government agencies. Danielle Barrs, Director, and Charles Waring, Partner, both of EisnerAmper’s ESG and Sustainability services team discuss how accounting firms can help maximize these opportunities for companies.

October 11, 2022

Emerging Markets Infrastructure Debt

In this episode of Engaging Alternatives Spotlight, Elana Margulies-Snyderman, Director, Publications, EisnerAmper, speaks with Susan Wisialko, Founder and CIO of Global Infrastructure Finance, a Boston-based asset manager that invests in emerging markets infrastructure debt. She shares with us her outlook for investing in emerging markets infrastructure debt, including the greatest opportunities and challenges, how the firm is integrating ESG, DEI and more.

September 28, 2022

Rules, Regulations and Quality Control in the Cannabis Industry

In this episode of CannaCast, Eric Altstadter, Partner and leader of EisnerAmper’s Cannabis and Hemp Group, speaks with Evan Kolakowski, Director of Regulatory and Quality Assurance at TerrAscend New Jersey, about how TerrAscend New Jersey complies with the rules, regulations and quality control for this budding industry.

September 20, 2022

ESG Investing

In this episode of Engaging Alternatives Spotlight, Elana Margulies-Snyderman, Director, Publications, EisnerAmper, speaks with Ima Edomwonyi, Executive & Senior ESG Analyst at Franklin Mutual Advisers. He shares his outlook for ESG including the greatest opportunities and challenges, how the firm integrates it and more.  

September 6, 2022

Outlook for Private Equity in Current Macroeconomic Environment

In this episode of Private Equity Dealbook, Elana Margulies Snyderman, Director, Publications, speaks with Pat Crocker, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Cowen. He shares his outlook for the private equity industry this year and M&A activity amid the current macroeconomic environment, including how the environment has impacted transactions, deal valuations, due diligence and more. He also shares his thoughts on how ESG continues to become more prominent in evaluating companies.

September 1, 2022

Systematic Investing

In this episode of Engaging Alternatives Spotlight, Elana Margulies-Snyderman, Director, Publications, EisnerAmper, speaks with Clifton Hill, Senior Vice President and Global Macro Portfolio Manager at Acadian Asset Management, a Boston-based systematic investment manager. He shares his outlook for systematic investing including the greatest opportunities and challenges, how the firm is integrating ESG, DEI and more.

August 31, 2022

Venture Capital Investing in Women-Owned Entrepreneurs

Publications, EisnerAmper, speaks with Victoria Pettibone, Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner, Astia Fund, a Silicon Valley-based early-stage venture capital fund that invests in women entrepreneurs.   

Victoria shares her outlook for VC investing in women-owned companies, including the greatest opportunities and challenges, her experience being a woman investment manager in the industry, how the firm is embracing DEI and more.

August 30, 2022

Jenny’s Baked at Home Enters NY State Adult-Use Cannabis Market

In this episode of CannaCast, Eric Altstadter, Partner and leader of EisnerAmper’s Cannabis and Hemp Group, speaks with Jenny Argie, owner of Jenny’s Baked at Home  Jenny has been creating CBD products for several years and is now looking to produce THC products for the New York market. She had been a successful entrepreneur in the children’s furniture business before pivoting to the CBD sector.

August 25, 2022

Using AI to Recreate the Travel Experience—for Business and Pleasure

Chief Technology Officer of Onriva Dr. Mike Remedios has spent his career leading high tech in consumer internet companies. In this TechTalk episode, Mike has a conversation with EisnerAmper’s West Coast Technology & Life Sciences Practice Leader Amar Bhatkhande about how Onriva is using artificial intelligence to empower the suppliers and buyers of business travel, and he shares advice regarding the right time to innovate and disrupt.

August 25, 2022

Understanding the Benefits of ESG and Sustainability

Lourenco Miranda, Managing Director, and Danielle Barrs, Director, of EisnerAmper’s ESG and Sustainability Services are joined by Travis Epp, Audit Partner and Partner-in-Charge of EisnerAmper’s Manufacturing and Distribution Group to define ESG and sustainability and to explain the practical benefits of implementing these strategies for an organization.

August 11, 2022

Private Credit

In this episode of Engaging Alternatives Spotlight, Elana Margulies-Snyderman, Director, Publications, EisnerAmper, speaks with Danielle Brown, CEO, Altriarch Capital Management, a Charleston, South Carolina-based private credit manager.  Brown, a well-known name in the industry, who was formerly managing director at Neuberger Berman’s Dyal Capital, shares her outlook for private credit, including the greatest opportunities and challenges, her experience being a woman investment manager in the industry, and how the firm is embracing DEI. 

August 2, 2022

ManuFacts & Perspectives Introduces the Early Adopter Series

This episode introduces the EisnerAmper Early Adopter series. Early Adopters will present timely management topics for business executives This series introduces senior management challenges in becoming compliant with DoD contracts. This episode also discusses the new DoD 5200.48 Controlled Unclassified Information that was released in March 2020.

August 2, 2022

The Changing Climate and the Risk and Opportunities for Your Business

Join Lisë Stewart and Crystal Egger, President & Meteorologist with Monarch Weather Consulting, as we discuss the impact of climate change, new weather prediction technology, and the potential risks and opportunities that our changing world might bring to your business.

August 2, 2022

VC Market Contraction in Q2 2022

Managing Director of Capital Markets Alan Wink talks about the factors (e.g., geopolitical events, economic uncertainty, inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain issues) that continue to apply downward pressure on venture capital markets. But it’s not all gray skies. Fundraising and seed-stage deals continue to be bright spots.

August 2, 2022

Future Planning: Tax Strategies for Family Offices

How can family offices prepare for the coming years from a tax perspective? In this podcast with EisnerAmper host Michael Morris, EisnerAmper Tax Director Daniel Krauss highlights key tax strategies and planning opportunities for family offices and high-net-worth individuals, including family succession planning and wealth transfer techniques.

July 21, 2022

Insurance Strategies for the Cannabis and Hemp Industries

In this episode of CannaCast, Eric Altstadter, Partner and leader of EisnerAmper’s Cannabis and Hemp Group, speaks with Wayne Marguilies, Cannabis & Hemp Insurance Specialist at HUB International.

June 28, 2022

Strategic Communications for the Cannabis Industry

In this episode of CannaCast, Eric Altstadter, Partner and leader of EisnerAmper’s Cannabis and Hemp Group, speaks with Stu Zakim, President at Bridge Strategic Communications. Bridge Strategic Communications works with clients to raise, expand or reposition their profiles to their various constituencies through integrated public relations programs. Clients include start-ups and established properties in the media, entertainment and cannabis sectors.