Management Team

Arnold Freilich, Executive Director

Arnie is a Certified Equity Professional (CEP) and he directed the accounting, data analysis, data modeling, reconciliation and reporting efforts in many major option restatement projects. He is an expert in equity compensation financial and tax reporting. He has over 30 years of senior finance, accounting and management experience in both public and private companies. More than half of that time was spent as a management consultant focused on operational and functional process reengineering to reduce costs and improve profitability. Arnie also served as Intel’s M&A Equity Compensation Program Manager, where he implemented and reengineered processes and systems for Intel’s equity benefit programs, and as an HR Global Reengineering Project Manager. He is also certified in Project Management and Six-Sigma reengineering and has been enrolled to practice before the IRS.


Elizabeth Harder, J.D., Managing Director

Elizabeth has more than 10 years of experience with stock option valuation, financial reporting and compliance for equity compensation plans, as well as with the development of compliance software. As a former executive with Equity Methods, she led the equity consulting team and oversaw the firm’s software research and development endeavors for both internal initiatives and strategic partner products. Elizabeth has significant experience working directly with financial professionals to resolve the complex accounting and reporting issues that pertain to SFAS 123 and 123R and related regulations. She holds a BA and a JD from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.


Pauline Chiu, Director

Pauline has more than 15 years of financial and accounting experience in public and early-stage companies. As a former consultant with Horn Murdock Cole Silicon Valley, Pauline provided Controller, financial planning and analysis, and merger and acquisition services to clients in the software, semi-conductor, medical device, and network service provider industries. She also led project management, documentation and testing of internal controls for financial reporting and disclosure at several companies seeking to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. A certified public accountant, Pauline earned her BA from Claremont McKenna College in California and an MBA from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.


Craig Weber, Director

Craig is a CPA with over 25 years of public accounting and business experience. He has held senior financial management positions with public and early-stage biotechnology, semiconductor and software companies. He specializes in the overall evaluation of management controls; assurance on business processes, systems, risk management solutions, audit services and SEC regulatory filings. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weber served as Director of Finance at Calyx Pharmaceuticals, and senior auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Weber earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and has an MBA from San Francisco State University.