DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) - Robert M. Rough has joined TravisWolff as a partner to lead its business & transaction advisory group. Rough and his team will provide services to mid-market closely held and private equity-backed companies, addressing key challenges in corporate finance and accounting, business processes and operations, system assessment and selection, and bankruptcy and restructuring.

Rough has been an investor, senior executive, consultant and board member in technology, service, manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies for more than 25 years. The majority of his management and consulting experience has been with portfolio companies of venture capital and private equity groups such as Kleiner Perkins, Ballast Point Ventures and Thompson Investments. He has been involved in over 25 completed transactions, usually with primary responsibility for all aspects of the transaction, including post transaction integration.

"The needs of mid-market companies grow more complex every day. The addition of Robert Rough to TravisWolff broadens our ability to serve our clients throughout the lifecycle of their business. We are excited to have him as part of our firm," said Vance McCollough, Partner and Audit & Assurance Practice Group Leader.

Prior to joining TravisWolff, Rough co-founded Pillar Solutions Group and Pillar Capital Management, among several other companies. Pillar Solutions is a consulting firm providing financial and systems expertise to companies ranging from pre-revenue up to $1 billion public companies, and Pillar Capital is a sponsor of venture capital investments allowing smaller, individual accredited investors access to deeply researched, well-structured venture investments combined with active post investment management, similar to what large institutional investors have access to through large venture capital funds.

Rough graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH with a B.A. in Economics and earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Venture Development Center at the University of Texas at Dallas and is a guest lecturer and mentor for the university's Financial Leadership Association. Rough is also a member of the Commercial Finance Association, Association for Corporate Growth, and the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. For more information, please visit traviswolff.com.

About TravisWolff
Founded in 1991, TravisWolff is a growing, independent accounting and advisory firm that offers a full range of assurance, tax and consulting services to emerging companies, established companies, and successful individuals and families. Additionally, TravisWolff provides specialized services in the areas of business valuation, compensation and benefits planning, IT auditing, collaborative divorce consulting, employee benefit plan audits, estate planning, exit planning, litigation services and forensic accounting.

TravisWolff serves clients in Texas, throughout the country and offshore. As a member of Moore Stephens International, TravisWolff extends its services to the global market. TravisWolff participates in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Program and is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

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