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
314-651-9524

“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 317-345-3460

“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 314-719-7845

“Playwright” 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 314-221-3561

“Lead” 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. Senior Financial Associate: 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.

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 Jordan Tierney, CPA

Jordan Tierney, CPA

Lead

JordanT@SeguePartners.com 314-315-6230

“Lead" 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.

 John Branham

John Branham

Agent

JohnB@SeguePartners.com 314-435-6185

“Agent” John has a keen eye for detail and unique ability to work through complex accounting documents and processes. Financial Associate: 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.

 Alison Reagan

Alison Reagan

Casting Agent

AlisonR@SeguePartners.com 314-210-9112

"Casting Agent" Ali brings a great attitude and strong attention to detail with her to work every day. Human Resource Associate: Ali joined the Segue team in 2017 to help develop policies, programs and manage benefit packages that attract, retain and motivate key talent. She also provides assistance to our clients on various HR issues including benefit administration and employee relations. Ali received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Human Resource Management from Saint Louis University.

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