<?php echo Susan Hartman, Founder

Susan Hartman, Founder

Susan has over 20 years of experience as an accounting and finance expert advising companies in high-impact situations. After receiving an accounting degree from Tulane University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, Susan began her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in New York City. At Lehman, Susan advised Fortune 500 companies, on public stock and debt offerings and merger transactions. After leaving Lehman, Susan worked as a CFO and Controller of a venture- backed internet real estate company, Owners.com. Susan managed all of the financial and accounting operations for Owners.com and eventually led the successful sale of the company to Homebytes.com. Susan spent several years after that running mergers and acquisitions groups for two large public companies.

Prior to founding Park Hartman LLC, Susan worked for close to a decade with the consulting firm AlixPartners in both New York City and Dallas. At Alix, Susan ran complex forensic accounting investigations, valuation and litigation support engagements. Significant engagements included:
  • Accounting advisory and asset tracing of an alleged oil and gas Ponzi scheme. Assisted attorneys on related Department of Justice, FINRA and follow-on litigation matters.
  • Valued the operations of a $10 billion hedge fund as part of a partner dispute. Opined on specific economics of hedge funds and related valuation issues.
  • Investigated embezzlement by corporate executive of a private enterprise. Advised the Board of Directors on type and extent of malfeasance and on subsequent internal control enhancements.
  • Served as accounting advisor to the Independent Monitor appointed by the court as part of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement of a publicly traded software firm. Reported to Department of Justice quarterly on revenue recognition, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Advised defense attorneys on revenue recognition accounting in Federal criminal trial of healthcare executive
Susan is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is a member of the AICPA, IWIRC, Texas Wall Street Women and a founding member of the Dallas Chapter of Women in White Collar Defense. She was a member of the Leadership Dallas class of 2012.

Park Hartman LLC has close working alliances with economists, interim management professionals, attorneys, CFA’s and other CPA’s and CFE’s. These alliances allow Park Hartman to provide its clients with a deep professional team capable of delivering a full range of finance and accounting advisory services. Susan partners on a regular basis with John DeGroote of John DeGroote Services, LLC (www.johndegroote.com) to field a full service team in response to trustee matters.

Download Susan's VCard

To find out more about our representative engagements, please see the Representative Engagements section of this website.