Crosslin has added two directors to the firm’s growing roster. Steven Apa has joined the team as director of forensic, litigation and valuation services and Gary Aldridge will serve as director of accounting and business solutions.
Apa brings more than 30 years of accounting and consulting experience to the firm, most recently serving as a senior consultant for both Citigroup and MasterCard in New York. He has worked as an internal audit manager and forensic investigator for the New York Power Authority and earlier with CBIZ, Cohn Reznick, and PwC. His professional certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA), and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Association of Certified Financial Forensics, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists.
Apa received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwestern University.
Aldridge brings nearly 25 years of experience to the accounting and business solutions division. He most recently served as consultant and owner of the Aldridge Firm in Ridgeland, Miss. Aldridge also has worked as chief financial officer for Diamond Wire Technology and Amerigo Restaurant Corporation. His professional certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Aldridge received his bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama.