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On April 1st, Connor Group partners, Deepika Sandhu and Rochelle Rausch will host a webinar discussing IPOs and SPACs in 2021, exploring how to get ready for life in the public arena. 2020 has been dubbed the year of IPOs and SPACs, as we saw nearly a 100% increase from 2019, with 480 IPOs in 2020. Capital market forecasts suggest 2021 will be just as hot for both traditional IPOs and SPAC transactions across all industries. During this webinar, you will hear from our experts on how companies are entering the public markets, preparing and executing the IPO process, and implementing best practices to help ease the transition to public life. Please join us at 12 PM PT | 3 PM ET, to earn 1 CPE credit and discover the expectations of a public company, identify typical challenges encountered on the path to public company readiness, and explore the lessons learned from companies that have made the transition from private to public. Click here to register today!
Partner, Financial Operations
Deepika is a Partner in Connor Group’s Financial Operations (FinOps) practice. Deepika has more than 20 years of direct industry, management consulting and Big-4 experience business process improvement, financial operations and organizational effectiveness. Deepika has led numerous projects for high-growth companies in the areas of close process optimization, public company readiness, internal controls and system implementations and optimizations.
Deepika also has significant experience in risk consulting, helping clients to quantify and pro-actively mitigate risks and assessing companies overall internal control effectiveness. Previously Deepika was a Senior Manager in the advisory practice of Grant Thornton LLP and the head of Business Process Improvement and Internal Controls at bebe Stores, Inc. Deepika was also a Senior Management Consultant with Deloitte & Touche.
Deepika completed a MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and a Dual BA in Economics and International Relations from Scripps College. Deepika is also a published author. Her debut book is titled, “Hello Universe, It’s Me”.
Partner, Technical Accounting
Rochelle is a Partner in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice managing client engagements such as IPO/SPAC readiness, the S-1/S-4 filing process, preparation of Regulation S-X compliant financial statements and providing assistance on a variety of technical accounting issues.
Rochelle has experience in multiple industries, including life sciences, financial services, real estate and consumer products. Prior to Connor Group, Rochelle worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP most recently leading their Southern California Accounting & Reporting Advisory Services division and also served in their global offering services practice in London, U.K. and their National Office Accounting Consultation practice in San Francisco, CA. Rochelle also has experience in building and leading accounting policy and financial reporting departments at Healthpeak Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company, and Pacific Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 500 company.
Rochelle is a Certified Public Accountant in California, and she received a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Biola University.