Megan Ahn - Denis Trafecanty
Megan Ahn, President
Accountants Direct
Financial Executive Search
Megan Ahn, President and Founder (megan@adirectsd.com)
Since 1993 Megan has been providing executive search expertise to her clients and candidates. Megan began her career in Atlanta, Georgia working for Paces Personnel recruiting for multiple industries including accounting, legal, real estate, sales, publishing, advertising, insurance and placed candidates into positions ranging from administrative to senior management.

After relocating back to San Diego in 1998 to be closer to her family, she decided to focus her recruiting skills in the area of Accounting and Finance. In August 2002, Megan founded Accountants Direct to permanently place accounting and finance professionals with companies in San Diego. Since returning to San Diego, she has worked diligently to understand the San Diego marketplace, top industries and how recruiting the right talent for companies can help San Diego businesses grow and prosper. Megan is a current member of the Corporate Directors Forum, Business Executive Council and the San Diego Human Resources Forum. In the past decade she has held board positions with the San Diego Chapter of the California CPA Society, National Human Resources Association and has volunteered on the Membership Committee for local Chapters of the Corporate Directors Forum, Association For Corporate Growth, National Human Resources Association and served as Sponsorship Chair for the San Diego Chapter of the Cal-CPA Society.

Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts from Sacramento State University in 1989 and was certified as a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) in 1996 through the National Personnel Association.

Megan enjoys spending her free time Stand Up Paddle (SUP) surfing Torrey Pines with her husband Thomas, mountain biking Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, hiking with friends and walking her dog Kona at the beach.

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Denis Trafecanty, Principal
Accountants Direct
Financial Executive Search
Meet Denis Trafecanty (denis@adirectsd.com)
Denis Trafecanty joined Accountants Direct as a Principal in July 2008. Prior to Accountants Direct, Mr. Trafecanty was the Managing Partner for the San Diego practice of Tatum, LLC for eight years.

Mr. Trafecanty has over thirty years of business and financial experience including over twenty three years as the Chief Financial Officer for a broad range of companies, both public and private, with annual revenues ranging from $2 million to $460 million. Mr. Trafecanty has also completed over ten years of experience with Arthur Andersen. His areas of expertise include high technology and other manufacturing, electronics distribution, health care, entertainment and service-related industries and, most recently, a start-up internet health care products company. Specific areas of expertise include a significant amount of international experience (rapid-growth start-up European operation and two Far Eastern divestitures), several major financial restructurings, rapid growth start-ups in the USA, SEC experience including SEC investigations, public offerings, public and private equity and debt financings, bankruptcies, acquisitions and mergers.

Mr. Trafecanty was previously licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for the State of California. He graduated from Loyola/Marymount University (formerly Loyola University) in Los Angeles, California with a BA degree in Accounting. He is also the Co Founder of the Protect our Communities Fund at the San Diego Foundation.

Mr. Trafecanty has been a marathoner for the last 25 years and an ultra marathoner for the last 18 years. He has successfully completed over twelve 100 mile runs and over 115 organized runs of 26.2 miles or longer. For over eight years, Mr. Trafecanty served as the General Manager and Distance Coach for the Northridge Pacers Track Club, a Los Angeles-based Youth Track & Field and Cross Country team with over 250 members. In addition, he was the Head Coach for the Valley Striders, a youth team for Track & Field and Cross Country that participated in the Junior Olympics for the Amateur Athletic Union as well as USA Track & Field.

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