Meet Our Team
Michael Breeze, Principal
As a Virtual Chief Financial Officer with over 20 years of progressive experience in management, business planning, financial analysis, financial services, capital planning, technology, and real estate, Mike has the unique experience to quickly understand and help businesses achieve profitable growth. When people work with Mike, they receive the benefit of his extensive experience and feel reassured by his constant availability and sincere support.
Prior to founding New Direction Capital, Mike was a successful entrepreneur. He developed and sold several businesses, created joint ventures, and orchestrated many product launches for clients. He has worked in the software, tax, medical, retail, telecom, pharmaceutical and real estate industries, in addition to the professional services businesses he currently supports. It is this breadth of knowledge that makes Mike distinctly qualified to oversee all aspects of a business’ financial and operational strategy.
Mike enjoys serving the community and making a difference. Mike is currently the President of the Temple University Alumni Association and a Temple University Trustee. He has been an active participant on Temple University’s Alumni Board of Directors since 2001, serving as President of the Fox School of Business Alumni Association from 2011-2013.
Mike lives in Media, PA with his wife Lauren, their daughter Chloe. He enjoys sailing, trapshooting, running, working out, and golfing.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Operations Research from Temple University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from LaSalle University.
William Warrin, CFO
With over 20 years’ experience, Bill Warrin works for the owners of private companies managing all aspects of finance, HR and IT. Bill has in-depth knowledge of all internal financial functions including controllership, budgeting, strategic planning, month-end close, financial statement reporting, financial/business/operations analysis, systems development and audit. He has worked in the retail, e-commerce, direct response, catalog, franchising, services and manufacturing industries.
In his experience, Bill has led management buyouts, M&A, turnarounds and value management project teams, developing financial models to identify key financial value driver metrics to increase shareholder value. Some career highlights include financial oversight of a $1.2B division of a managed services business with over 30,000 employees, 750 contracts in 45 states for Fortune 100 companies and government agencies; the reorganization of a company’s administrative functions to support a 3-year 23% compounded growth; and drove a weight loss company’s 25% compounded growth rate by growing it into an 850 location, $500 million business in six years supported by franchise and corporate owned centers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Costa Rica.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University and is also a Certified Internal Auditor. Bill lives in Delaware County, PA with his wife Cathy, and daughters Caroline and Cristina. He enjoys playing golf.
Ken Tomlinson, CFO
Ken is a strategic CFO, with experience that spans corporate financial functions, treasury management, human resource, marketing, and sales. Ken’s background includes several industries such as product development, membership-driven businesses, private equity, and venture capital. Ken also gained exposure to a multitude of diverse B2B and B2C product-led companies through his experience advising start-up hardware companies.
Ken has a degree in Political Economy from Juniata College he lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his wife Breanne and their 4 children Max, Alex, Jesica and Zachary. He enjoys reading, spending time at the beach and attending his kids’ multitude of events.
Janina Zeta, Accounting Manager
Janina is an experienced accounting professional with a history of working in manufacturing and distribution, real estate, media, IoT technology, and renewable energy industries. She has over 20 years combined experience in audit, SEC reporting, financial reporting and analysis, GL accounting, consolidations, and ERP implementation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from William Paterson University.
Janina currently resides in northern NJ with her family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out, roller-skating, and playing the ukulele.
Maria Jaryi, Staff Accountant II
Maria Jaryi has 6 years of experience working in and handling full cycle accounting systems for various organizations. She has experience working in public relations, lobbying, and health care services in multi-entity organizations. As well as this, she has also worked in retail, service and nonprofit industries. She is well versed in all aspects of financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and supporting month end close.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, spending time with family and traveling.
Fran Monaco, Payroll and Accounts Payable Support Analyst
She currently resides in Hillsborough, New Jersey with her husband, Emidio, and their two children, Joseph and Nicole. She enjoys cooking, the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Carla Wilson, Client Success Manager
Carla has been working with New Direction Capital since 2006 as Executive Assistant to Mike Breeze. Prior to working with New Direction Capital, she spent 20 years helping manage the businesses of entrepreneurs in the Sales & Marketing, Security, Finance and Real Estate industries. She is a Certified Virtual Assistant™ and Past President of the International Virtual Assistants Association.
Carla enjoys yoga and cooking. She hosts a monthly storytelling event called Lancaster Story Slam and loves producing its podcast. She lives in beautiful Lancaster County, PA, with her husband, David.
Sibley Taborda, Client Administrative Coordinator
Sibley has over 5 years of experience working in HR handling performance management, benefits administration, full employee life cycle needs and successful HRIS technology administration. She has experience in the healthcare and cable industry and is skilled at working with cross-functional teams in ensuring operational and service excellence.
Sibley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and currently resides in Princeton, NJ. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and painting.