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PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 8, 2011 – LANE PR, an independently owned national public relations agency, has hired Brian Nakashima as chief financial officer. Nakashima, who has 19 years of finance and accounting experience, will be responsible for the financial leadership of the agency.
“This is a new position at LANE,” said Wendy Lane Stevens, president and founder of LANE PR. “Hiring a CFO at this point in the agency’s development is a significant step that will help solidify our systems and prepare us for continued future growth.” LANE PR’s 2010 revenues grew 37 percent from 2009 levels. “Having worked in the marketing industry and with larger firms, Brian brings experience and insights that will be extremely valuable to us as we move forward.”
Prior to joining LANE, Nakashima was the CFO of Euro RSCG Edge, a provider of full-service direct response television and digital marketing services to national clients, including Fortune 500 companies. While at Edge, he participated in five corporate merger and acquisition transactions, designed and implemented compensation plans, developed a comprehensive budgeting system, created accounting systems, held operational responsibilities, and prepared reporting in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards. Nakashima also spent six years, two as a manager, with Ernst & Young where he was responsible for multiple audits and consulting projects.More