Prior to concentrating on finance and accounting, Allan Spissinger worked within the Informational Technologies (IT) sector for over a decade; specializing in corporate IT infrastructure and software developent projects. With a broad knowledge of ASPE and IRFS, Allan joined the audit and assurance department at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation focusing on financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance in the following sectors: resources, manufacturing and technologies. Allan joined Lexaria in September 2014 as a corporate controller. His positive mentorship, excellent communication and extensive leadership skills have enabled him to successfully manage a variety of private businesses for over 20 years. From start-up to mid-sized entities including Non-Profit, Real Estate and tax preparation; Allan has proven that attentively reviewing business practices can dramatically increase revenue.