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Antonella Commiato

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As Hickey Smith’s Managing Director, IT and Chief Information Security Officer, Antonella is responsible for designing and implementing the firm’s IT solutions that promote operational efficiency, facilitate the production of high-quality work product and enable open communications. She has 23 years of related experience across a broad range of industries that include marketing, social expression, transportation and logistics.

Antonella is a take-charge leader in defining IT strategic alignment with enterprise goals. She is PMP-certified and has a proven track record in guiding critical program development and delivery, optimizing processes, managing budgets, building high-performance teams, and implementing strong and effective procedures for change management and communication.

Antonella is also CTO and Chief Information Security Officer for EXTEND Resources, a professional services and solutions company specializing in business and legal process optimization, eDiscovery, contract management, and cybersecurity.

Jane Cronin

Jane Cronin

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As Hickey Smith Dodd’s Director of Human Resources and Administration, Jane is responsible for the daily oversight and implementation of all Human Resources and Administration functions for the firm.

She has over 20 years of experience overseeing all aspects of Human Resources, Office Management, Facilities Management, Vendor Management, Customer Service, and Internal Operations in several industries. Most recently, prior to her joining HSD, she enjoyed a 20-year career in both magazine and book publishing.

Jane and her team play a key role in building a strong, multi-dimensional infrastructure that successfully supports HSD’s ever-growing remote environment. She utilizes her experience, her on-going SHRM training and her sense of humor to navigate the daily challenges that go hand-in-hand with engaging, growing and counseling a remote team.

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Howard S. Hoffmann

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As Executive Director of Hickey Smith Dodd, Howard is responsible for all of the business related functions of the firm. He is a senior executive with over 35 years of financial, operational and general management experience in a wide range of industries. Howard serves as a non-voting member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

He has extensive experience in driving operational efficiencies through the use of disciplined processes enabled by technology, implementing financial, accounting and security controls and procedures, and fostering high performing cultures, both domestically and internationally. During his career, Howard has also helped companies navigate through complex litigation (single plaintiff, class action and government) and government investigation matters.

Howard is also Chief Executive Officer for EXTEND Resources, a professional services and solutions company specializing in business and legal process optimization, eDiscovery, contract management, and cybersecurity.

Michael C. Yeager

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As Hickey Smith Dodd’s Managing Director, Finance, Michael is responsible for all accounting and financial functions of the firm. He is a hands-on, operations-oriented financial executive with over 20 years of experience in various senior management and consulting roles covering a wide range of industries.

Michael is highly skilled in the design and implementation of financial and operating processes and controls. He has an exceptional ability to quickly identify key operational drivers, develop alternatives for performance improvement and lead the change implementation process.

Michael is also Vice President, Finance for EXTEND Resources, a professional services and solutions company specializing in business and legal process optimization, eDiscovery, contract management, and cybersecurity.

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