ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. May 08, 2017 – Patrona Corporation, a leading small business service provider to the U.S. Navy and DoD, today announced the promotion of John (Jay) Vance to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Vance was previously serving as Controller since he started with Patrona in 2010, and succeeds Daniel P. Lyon, former CFO and a founder of Patrona, who will continue to serve as Legal Counsel. Mr. Vance will lead the Company’s financial strategy as well as play a key role in strategic corporate growth initiatives.
Mr. Vance has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, tax, and auditing. He has held numerous leadership positions, including Senior Accountant, Senior Director of Accounting, and Controller, supporting government contractors, technology companies and small businesses in the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Patrona, Mr. Vance was a Manager/Outsourced Accounting Consultant for RyanSharkey, LLP, located in Reston, Virginia. He established and managed the accounting staff, strategized and implemented financial services for clients, created business development opportunities, and oversaw accounting software application integration.
Mr. Vance received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Accounting, from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.