IRVINE, California, December 11, 2012 - Resources Global Professionals ("Resources"), a leading multinational provider of professional services and the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is pleased to announce that Shauna Watson has joined the Company as Global Managing Director for Finance & Accounting. Watson will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing the activities of accounting standard setters around the world and communicating their activities to clients and the Company. She will also assist our client service teams in their development of new client relationships.
"We are delighted to have Shauna as part of our senior leadership team," said Tony Cherbak, President & Chief Operating Officer of Resources. "Her background in client service, capital market transactions and technical accounting along with years of leadership experience make her a perfect choice to head and grow our Finance & Accounting practice."
Watson comes to Resources with a wealth of knowledge and is a subject-matter expert on US GAAP, IFRS, SEC and PCAOB regulations. Watson has worked in a variety of positions of increasing technical complexity, namely Director of Finance and Accounting at Air Lease Corp. and Corporate Director of Technical Accounting and Policy at Northrop Grumman, where she evaluated and communicated the impact of new accounting standards, determined the accounting for complex business transactions and led the ongoing IFRS implementation efforts.
Prior to these positions, Watson gained over a decade of experience as Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her 11 years in public accounting included several on tour within PwC's Global Capital Markets Group where she consulted on US GAAP and SEC regulations, participated in consultations with the SEC, and worked closely with transaction teams on capital raising and M&A deals.
"I'm excited to be a part of the Resources family," said Watson. "The challenges presented to companies in today's economic and regulatory environment are immense and I look forward to helping our clients, and the firm, navigate these complex emerging issues."
Watson is a CPA and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Montana State University. She received her MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Business.
ABOUT RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS
Resources Global Professionals, the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, we drive internal change across all parts of a global enterprise - accounting, finance, risk management and internal audit, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, healthcare solutions, and legal and regulatory services.
Resources Global was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, we are a publicly traded company with over 2,900 professionals, annually serving approximately 1,900 clients around the world from 77 practice offices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Resources Global has served 85 of the Fortune 100 companies.
The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the exchange's highest tier by listing standards. More information about Resources Global is available at http://www.resourcesglobal.com.
Linda Lee, Resources Global Professionals