Leadership Team

With an average of more than 25 years of experience in a wide array of industries and disciplines, EXTEND’s leadership designs and delivers a broad range of proven support services that scale and shift with our clients as they grow.

Katie M. Allen Chief Marketing Officer

Katie M. Allen, Chief Marketing Officer

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KATIE ALLEN, Chief Marketing Officer at EXTEND Resources, has 19 years of marketing and communications leadership experience across a broad range of disciplines including branding, content marketing, public relations, events and exhibits, and corporate communications. She has worked in a variety of industries including healthcare information technology and services, business process outsourcing, banking, and hospitality.

Katie is a results-oriented leader who develops marketing and communication strategies that enable hi-tech and service oriented companies to meet their organizational objectives. Her expertise in designing, planning and managing targeted, integrated, lead generation campaigns helps fuel sales pipelines and enhance growth. Katie also has a proven track record in developing and executing in-depth communication plans that inform and engage employees, clients, and prospects — in a wide variety of complex situations.

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Education

Northern Illinois University with a focus on business management and marketing

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Antonella Commiato CTO & Chief Information Security Officer

Antonella Commiato, CTO & Chief Information Security Officer

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ANTONELLA COMMIATO, CTO and Chief Information Security Officer at EXTEND Resources, has 23 years of IT and information security leadership experience across a range of industries that include legal, environmental, transportation and logistics, and professional services.

Antonella is a take charge leader who excels at aligning IT and information security strategy with enterprise goals. She has a proven track record in guiding critical program and application development and delivery, optimizing processes, managing budgets, building high-performance teams, and implementing strong and effective procedures for change management and communication. With her technological expertise and guidance, companies can support their complex business initiatives, grow their businesses, and implement efficient internal operations.

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Education

BA, Computer Science and Mathematics, 1990, University of Central Missouri

Masters, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, 2020, Penn State University

Antonella is a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE™), Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and Scrum Master.

 

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Stephen Henn Stephen K. Henn Chief Revenue Officer

Stephen K. Henn, Chief Revenue Officer

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STEPHEN HENN, Chief Revenue Officer of EXTEND Resources, is a senior executive with 30 years of sales, financial, operational, and general management experience in a wide range of industries.

During his early career, Steve worked in corporate finance for several large financial institutions and private equity firms, serving as a turnaround chief financial officer for portfolio companies in distress. During the dot-com boom, Steve was a chief financial officer of several technology companies and led successful exits through sale and IPO.

In 2013, Steve started to focus on artificial intelligence, cognitive analytics, and the use of advanced technologies in the analysis and management of risk. Since then, he has pioneered the use of AI and data analytic solutions in data privacy, governance, and contracts for functions as diverse as information security, data governance (privacy), mergers and acquisitions, legal operations, and human resources.

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Education

JD, University of Connecticut

BA, Economics, University of Chicago

Sales Leadership Training, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

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Howard S. Hoffmann Chief Executive Officer

Howard S. Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer

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HOWARD S. HOFFMANN, Chief Executive Officer of EXTEND Resources, is a senior executive with 40 years of financial, operational, and general management experience. Over more than 35 years in the financial services industry and corporate turnaround space, Howard gained extensive experience in financial and operational restructurings and acquisition integration, creditor and government negotiations, litigation management (single plaintiff, class action, and government), tax law, leasing, trade financing, cash management and control, inventory management, accounting, production, distribution, IT, product and brand management, developing and implementing growth strategies, and fostering high performing cultures, both domestically and internationally.

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Education

MBA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

BA, Mathematics and Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara

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Audrey Weinstein Vice President & General Counsel

Audrey Weinstein, Vice President & General Counsel

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Audrey M. Weinstein

AUDREY M. WEINSTEIN, Vice President & General Counsel, brings more than thirty years of experience to EXTEND Resources as a corporate, transactional and health care attorney. Audrey provides expertise in advising companies and their legal, compliance, and operational departments on their most important management issues. Audrey has also been instrumental in all aspects of the contracting process, including contract negotiation and management, regulatory and licensing matters, development and implementation of quality management, utilization management and compliance programs, third-party and internal audit processes, and corporate governance activities. In addition to Audrey’s success with in-house legal operations improvement and organizational design, she led strategic initiatives in legal/compliance department post-merger integration, process efficiency, and department benchmarking.

Audrey’s expertise in corporate, transactional, regulatory, health care and privacy and security matters, and in identifying potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, enables her to evaluate a client’s specific needs, assist in the development of comprehensive action plans for resolution, and undertake matter-specific projects to effectively achieve client objectives.

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Education

JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, 1984
BA, State University of New York, Albany, 1980

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Michael C. Yeager Chief Financial Officer

Michael C. Yeager, Chief Financial Officer

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MICHAEL C. YEAGER, Chief Financial Officer at EXTEND Resources, is a hands-on executive with 20 years of experience serving clients in a variety of senior management and consulting roles.  His expertise covers a wide range of industries including healthcare, retail, textiles, consumer products, hospitality, manufacturing, transportation and logistics.

He has considerable experience in both event and liquidity driven crisis situations and the analysis and development of the financial planning and reporting cycle.  Michael is highly skilled in the assessment of contract profitability, development of new business profitability models, working capital management, cash flow control, forecasting and improvement as well as business and product acquisitions and divestitures.  He has an exceptional ability to quickly identify key operational drivers, develop alternatives for performance improvement and lead the change implementation process.  Additionally, Michael has held interim management positions for both public and privately held companies.

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Education

MBA, Rutgers University, 1991

BBA, Economics, Temple University, 1985

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