Our Team

Our Team

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Passion is contagious! No matter what problem you're trying to solve, surround yourself with the right “supporting cast” and great things can be accomplished.

Segue Partners is an outstanding “ensemble” dedicated to our clients' success. I like to think of Segue's projects as great theatrical performances, staged by me as producer and performer, with an inspiring supporting cast and crew. We passionately provide the best experiences to our discerning audience: our clients.

- Michelle Murray, Founder and Managing Director

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Michelle E. Murray, CPA

Managing Director & Founder
MichelleM@SeguePartners.com

“Producer” As the founder and managing director of Segue Partners, Michelle ensures the quality and completeness of every production. Her leadership and experience helps us successfully merge many complex pieces into a unified whole for each client.

With more than 20 years of proven success in accounting and corporate finance, Michelle is a licensed CPA who founded Segue Partners in 2010 to provide financial consulting and accounting solutions to private funds and portfolio companies. She is not just another accountant, she has been "in the trenches" managing Venture Capital portfolios, operating funds, raising capital, reporting to investors, and focused on entrepreneurial services, middle-market companies, start-ups, and IPO's.

Michelle graduated with honors from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA in Missouri and Colorado and recently passed the Certification Valuation Analyst exam.

 Ann Cicciarelli

Ann Cicciarelli

Director

AnnC@SeguePartners.com

Director: Ann works closely with our cast and crew to provide outstanding performances. She is a valuable resource supporting our clients with her vast accounting experience in private equity and portfolio companies. Ann brings more than 16 years of accounting experience along with a network of valuable industry resources. From strategic development to the sale or public offering, she has worked alongside management and shareholders. Prior to joining Segue Partners in 2011, Ann served as the director of finance at CID Capital, a Midwest based investment firm funding private companies that raised seven equity funds, a mezzanine fund, and a buyout fund, totaling more than $500 million and made equity investments in nearly 70 companies. She managed the firms accounting and financial reporting functions and executed all financial transactions on behalf of its funds. Ann also served as the primary contact for all legal and financial matters relating to investment documents, limited partnership agreements, and fund transactions. Ann earned her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

 Lisa McDonald

Lisa McDonald

Playwright

LisaM@SeguePartners.com

Communications Director: Lisa brings new and creative approaches to our marketing and communication efforts. She crafts our message, designs and oversees the production of our print, electronic, and web communications to reach out to our audience. Lisa joined Segue Partners at its inception to lead our marketing and communications effort. She is a dedicated team-oriented professional with more than 20 years of achievement and demonstrated success driving multi-million dollar fund raising goals while providing leadership in highly competitive markets. Most recently, she worked as the director of development operations for the Missouri Botanical Garden and as vice president of resource development for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Lisa attended the University of Kansas where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

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 Luke McGowan

Luke McGowan

Lead

LukeM@SeguePartners.com

Manager: Luke brings his adventurous spirit, analytic and problem solving skills, along with his accounting and tax preparation experience to help us continue to provide our clients outstanding customer service. Luke joined the Segue Partners staff in 2013 as a Financial Associate. After graduating, Luke became a member of AmeriCorps St. Louis, where he served as part of the Emergency Response Team in Joplin, Missouri after the May 2011 tornado. His team coordinated 1,200 volunteers a day and tracked over one million volunteer hours. Luke returned to St. Louis and served as an Income Tax Preparer focused on communication with clients, educating them on changes in tax law to enable them to take advantage of opportunities and preparing and filing their tax returns. Luke earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Marketing from Saint Louis University. He is currently studying for his MBA at Saint Louis University.

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 Jordan Tierney, CPA

Jordan Tierney, CPA

Lead

JordanT@SeguePartners.com

Senior Financial Associate: Jordan brings a strong work ethic, energy, and a fresh outlook to Segue Partners where he supports our efforts by providing fund accounting and reporting for Segue's clients. Hired in 2014 as an Intern, Jordan quickly became a valued member of our team and joined Segue Partners full time as a Financial Associate in 2015 after receiving his Masters degree and then promoted to Sr. Financial Associate after receiving his CPA. Jordan holds a Master of Accounting degree from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Missouri State University. Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant.

 Grace Lause, CPA

Grace Lause, CPA

Lead

GraceL@SeguePartners.com

Senior Financial Associate: Grace brings 6 years of comprehensive accounting experience to the team having worked in public accounting, private equity real estate and institutional investing. Grace began her career at Ernst & Young as a staff auditor, then as a senior fund accountant for a private equity real estate firm in Texas gaining additional experience working with management in the funding of equity and the disposition of fund investments. Most recently, she served as an operations analyst at Vanderbilt University where she performed market value and cost reconciliations, tracked valuations, and assisted with operational due diligence including the preparation and execution of subscription documents and partnership agreements.. Grace holds a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

 John Branham

John Branham

Agent

JohnB@SeguePartners.com

Financial Associate: John has a keen eye for detail and unique ability to work through complex accounting documents and processes. John joined our team in 2016 and focuses on a multitude of client and Segue related projects to support our cast and crew. He uses his talents to provide accounting and bookkeeping support for our clients while also managing Segue's books. John has experience using a wide variety of software applications and brings a great attitude and strong attention to detail to work with him every day. John is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

 Emily Kuhns

Emily Kuhns

Agent

EmilyK@SeguePartners.com

Financial Associate: Emily brings strong computer skills and a passion for accounting to Segue where she supports our efforts by providing accounting and financial reporting to both our Private Fund and Start-Up clients. Emily joined the Segue team in 2018 and focuses on bookkeeping, reconciliation, and database management for Segue’s clients. Her previous experience includes an accounting internship in her home state of Texas at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and as an office assistant at the Employment Connection in St. Louis. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Saint Louis University.

 Benett Bulmer

Benett Bulmer

Agent

BenettB@SeguePartners.com

Financial Associate: Benett joined the Segue team in 2019. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Illinois College. .

 Taylor Werner

Taylor Werner

Agent

TaylorW@SeguePartners.com

Client Success Associate: Taylor brings excellent customer service and an outgoing energy into building strong relationships with our clients. With a passion for working with people, she actively utilizes her skills to assist our clients through the onboarding process, creation of process flows, oversight of our project management software, and organization of Subscription Agreements, investor contact lists, and various client paperwork. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Missouri Baptist University.

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Quinn Erb

Stagehand

QuinnE@SeguePartners.com

Administrative Assistant: Quinn is a team player that brings enthusiasm with a passion to contribute, support, and make a difference. She has a strong ability to streamline processes, maximize efficiency, and foster professional relationships. She is the voice you hear on the phone and the one who greets you at the door. Quinn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Stage Management from Webster University.

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