Chicago, 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.”