Firm Principals

MMS Advisors Principals:

John McPherson

A forensic accountant with over three decades of experience.  He was a founding member of one of a Big Four’s earliest forensic accounting practices and helped start a consulting practice for another Big Four Firm before cofounding MMS Advisors.  Mr. McPherson specializes in forensic accounting and its application in investigations, litigation support and merger and acquisition due diligence.  He has assisted the SEC with investigations of eleven companies suspected of engaging in accounting fraud.  Mr. McPherson assisted the SEC’s enforcement action that resulted in a trial victory on the Life Partners case and then assisted the bankruptcy trustee secure $1.2 billion of investor recoveries.  He was part of a team assisting the SEC on the AmTrust case, which stopped a major fraud and reached a favorable settlement.  He was part of the MMS Advisors team that identified suspected accounting frauds and developed research reports for private equity funds and class action law firms on these matters.   Mr. McPherson has a BBA in accounting from Loyola College in Maryland and an MBA from Duke University.  He is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

Gabe Mihaly

Gabe has over more than four decades of experience as a management consultant and as a senior executive with publicly traded companies.  Mr. Mihaly was another founding member of one of a Big Four Firm’s earliest forensic accounting practices and served as a regional practice leader within that Firm’s performance improvement group before leaving consulting to join a publicly traded manufacturing company as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Mihaly has conducted forensic accounting engagements in connection with major insurance claims and merger and acquisition due diligence.  For the past decade, Mr. Mihaly has teamed with Mr. McPherson in assisting the SEC with various investigations, including the Life Partners, AmTrust and nine other cases involving suspected accounting frauds.  Mr. Mihaly has also worked with the Department of Justice and FBI in cases where his insurance investigations have identified criminal activities.  While practice leader of a Big Four Firm’s performance improvement group, Mr. Mihaly assisted middle market and large organizations with strategic planning, organization design, cost management and process redesign initiatives.

Larry Signorelli

Larry has over four decades of accounting experience as an accountant, consultant and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Signorelli was another founding member of one of a Big Four Firm’s earliest forensic accounting practices and served as a regional practice leader within that Firm’s corporate finance and restructuring and reorganization groups.  While a consultant, Mr. Signorelli’s forensic accounting experience encompassed Ponzi schemes, discovery of hidden assets, diversion of funds, accounting frauds and payroll frauds.  As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Signorelli was responsible for establishing the accounting policies, maintaining the books and records and producing financial statements and footnotes.  As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Signorelli led the sale of two of his companies, one for $500 million and the other for over $150 million.  Mr. Signorelli is a Certified Public Accountant.

The three principals are assisted, when necessary, by other professionals, each of whom possesses a minimum of twenty years of experience