SOURCE: The Lyndon Group

September 20, 2006 10:00 ET

The Lyndon Group, LLC Adds Cynthia Gaffney and Vandana Bajaj to Its Team of Accounting and Management Consultants

Hiring of New Associates Supports Newport Beach, Calif.-Based Firm's Expanding Client Base

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- To keep pace with the growing demand for its services, The Lyndon Group, LLC, a premier accounting and financial management consulting firm, has hired industry veterans Cynthia Gaffney and Vandana Bajaj to serve as associates in its Newport Beach, Calif. office.

Recognized for its exceptional business solutions and customer service, The Lyndon Group assists national and international Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance/readiness, project management, financial consulting, general accounting, due diligence, information technology services and personnel placement.

"We've been in a growth mode ever since Sarbanes-Oxley ignited demand for accounting- and finance-related services designed to meet increasingly complex regulatory requirements," said Kenneth L. Jones, CPA, and managing director of The Lyndon Group, LLC.

"Bringing Cynthia and Vandana on board allows us to further expand the reach of our services. We strive to integrate seamlessly with our clients' internal staff and management teams while offering maximum value, and both of these women offer the depth of expertise and experience to deliver that level of service."

Gaffney, a finance manager with nearly a decade of cross-functional finance experience, brings to The Lyndon Group expertise in corporate financial planning; valuation modeling and projections, financial systems implementation, merger and joint venture analyses, and cash management. Most recently, she served as president and CEO of a giftware firm she founded in 2002, overseeing all financial and operational aspects of the company. Her professional experience also includes serving as a corporate finance manager for a large, newly public global telecommunications corporation, and a senior consultant role with a "Big Four" accounting firm, working with clients such as Southern California Edison and performing due diligence consulting for companies such as Lazard Freres and Goldman Sachs. Gaffney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Business Economics from the University of Southern California.

Bajaj possesses an extensive background in accounting and financial management with such nationally recognized firms as Cisco Systems, Disneyland International and Robert Half International. Her experience spans a broad spectrum of industries and responsibilities, including serving as an accounting and financial consultant and as a corporate manager in accounting and accounts payable. She specializes in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; internal controls processes; efficiency and workflow improvements; and month-, quarter- and year-end closing activities, in addition to standard accounting procedures. Bajaj earned an MBA from the University of LaVerne in LaVerne, Calif. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delhi. She is a Certified Chartered Accountant, the CPA-equivalent in her native India

About The Lyndon Group, LLC

Based in Newport Beach, Calif., The Lyndon Group, LLC provides sophisticated accounting and financial management support for Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies across the United States and around the world. The firm was founded in 2000 by managing director Kenneth L. Jones, CPA, whose vision to assemble a stellar team of the brightest and most creative minds in the consulting industry drives the company's success. With core competencies including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, project management, financial consulting, accounting, due diligence, information technology, and personnel placement, The Lyndon Group receives frequent referrals from the "Big Four" and national CPA firms as well as banks, attorneys, and investment bankers. Its commitment to maintaining a corporate culture based on professionalism, trust and flexibility is what makes The Lyndon Group unique among consultant-based operations.

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