Bridges to Italy's Co-founder, First M&A Professional to Hold the CM&AA Certification in Italy

piero-copy-230x300Chicago,  December  13,  2012.   -- The  Alliance  of  Merger  &  Acquisition  Advisors®  (AM&AA)  has  awarded  the   "Certified   Merger   &   Acquisition   Advisor®"(CM&AA)  designation  upon  Piero   Stillitano,  CFO  and  co-­‐founder  of  Bridges to Italy-Italia.  Individuals  possessing  the  CM&AA   designation  are  part  of  an  elite  group  of  over  400  experienced  corporate  advisors   worldwide  to  have  earned  the  CM&AA  certification.  

The  CM&AA  designation  serves   to  distinguish  those  individuals  who  have  mastered  a  comprehensive  body  of   essential  knowledge  and  also  have  committed  to  staying  abreast  of  continuing  new   developments  in  the  M&A  profession.  With  this  designation,  Piero  Stillitano   becomes  the  first  M&A  professional  to  hold  the  CM&AA  certification  in  Italy.      

AM&AA's  Certified  Merger  &  Acquisition  Advisor  (CM&AA®)  certification  is  the   premiere  advanced  professional  credential  available  to  today's  business  advisory   professionals,  including  CPAs,  CFAs,  attorneys,  and  many  others.  Designed  and   launched  by  a  consortium  of  successful  CPA  and  corporate  financial  advisory  firms,   the  CM&AA®  training  program  is  designed  to:  1)  Help  M&A  professionals  take  their   professional  and  leadership  competencies  to  a  new  'gold  standard'  level  of   excellence  and  2)  Help  business  clients  select  a  financial  advisor  of  the  highest   caliber.    

 The  Alliance  of  Merger  &  Acquisition  Advisors®  initiated  the  CM&AA  program  to   develop  an  essential  standard  of  excellence  for  middle  market  corporate  financial   advisory.  "To  achieve  our  goals,"  noted  Michael  Nall,  Executive  Director  of  AM&AA,   "we've  created  a  practical,  relevant,  and  comprehensive  professional  development   program  that  builds  on  the  previously  existing  skills.  This  advanced  credential   provides  an  important  'gold  standard'  to  assist  the  client  in  selecting  the  best   advisor.  Moreover,  we've  established  extremely  high  professional  and  ethical   requirements  to  insure  the  integrity  of  the  CM&AA  designation.  For  the  1st  time   ever,  owners  of  privately  held  companies  now  have  a  key  benchmark  of  competency   for  help  with  critical  'once  in  a  lifetime'  kinds  of  decisions.”