Elena Mervine is a managing director with CohnReznick Advisory where she focuses on performing buy and sell-side due diligence for private equity firms, lenders, and strategic buyers and sellers. With more than 11 years of experience in finance, public accounting, and transaction diligence, she helps clients by assessing quality of earnings, working capital, financial reporting infrastructure, controls, and value drivers of their investments. Her industry experience includes consumer, retail, media, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, renewable energy, hospitality, and cannabis. In 2018, Elena helped launch CohnReznick's Cannabis practice and pioneered early due diligence work in the space. Before joining the firm, she worked at several Big Four firms where she was responsible for audits of large public and private companies across several industries as well as transaction diligence of acquisition targets. Her experience includes consulting as an interim CFO; assisting public companies with financial reporting, modeling, analysis, compliance, and corporate governance; and preparing and filing SEC forms and other information such as 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, MD&A and S-1 registration statements. She has also worked with companies in the process of going public via IPOs, reverse mergers, and PIPE transactions and obtaining a listing on NASDAQ and OTCBB.