Cynthia Romano, principal and global director in the restructuring and dispute resolution practice of CohnReznick, was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as one of its 2021 Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting. Each year, the publication acknowledges top women in accounting and consulting who hold senior leadership positions at public accounting firms or consultancies serving middle-market and enterprise clients.

Romano has more than 25 years of experience in performance improvement, turnaround management, transaction support and investment analysis. Her clients span a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, financial services, family-owned business and manufacturing. Since joining CohnReznick in 2019, Romano and co-practice leader and global director Kevin Clancy have led the expansion of the firm’s restructuring and dispute resolution practice, growing it from a niche New York/New Jersey-based practice with nine professionals to a national practice with 29 full-time professionals, including six partners.

Romano’s client work has been recognized by the restructuring industry with numerous awards, including 2021 Turnaround of the Year (Global M&A Network), 2020 Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award (Turnaround Management Association) and 2020 Out of Court Restructuring of the Year Award (Global M&A Network). In 2021, Romano was named one of the top women in asset-based lending by ABF Journal.

“Cynthia’s impressive business acumen; dedication to her clients, community and colleagues; and passion for elevating women in the profession are just some of the many reasons she is so well-deserving of this recognition from Crain’s New York Business,” David Kessler, CEO of CohnReznick, said. “CohnReznick clients in stressed, distressed and transitional situations have come to rely on Cynthia and her team for expertise that helps them optimize the outcomes of business situations that are often untenable.”

“It is a privilege to co-lead our practice with an exceptional professional like Cynthia,” Clancy said. “I’m delighted that her professional and philanthropic endeavors are being recognized through her inclusion in the Crain’s 2021 Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting list.”