Gary Schieneman, Global Accounting & Financial Analysis

Gary is Director, Global Accounting and Financial Analysis at Creative Global Investments. In this role, Gary advises clients of the impact of accounting on specific investments and developments by International Standard setters and their affect on securities markets. Most recently he was an advisor to Security Global Investors, a San Francisco based long-short global hedge fund.

Gary was a member of the Board of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) during 2001-2004 where he held the User seat. Before joining FASB, he was Director, Comparative Global Equity Analysis at Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for global accounting research and related issues affecting cross-border investments. Previous to his position at Merrill Lynch, Gary was Director of Latin American Research at Smith New Court where he was also the firms Latin American Strategist. Before joining Smith New Court, he was Vice President, International Equity Research at Prudential-Bache Securities.

Gary began his career as an accountant and was a Partner in the International Services Office of Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). He has been an adjunct professor of accounting at Columbia University s Graduate School of Business and at New York University?s Stern Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and the CFA Institute.