2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Capstone Group which consists of an advisory arm and an independent audit firm which is authorised and approved to conduct statutory and non-statutory audits in Malta.
Industry specific, high level advisory and business consultancy is provided to both local overseas individuals and companies. Capstone offers personalised, specialist and swift assistance in all the stages in the development of our clients’ businesses – from company incorporation and related services, through to liquidations. A particular area of specialisation is in the field of online remote gaming.
“Our success is measured by that of clients, through the practical advice and solutions that we are able to support them with”, states co-founding partner, Kris Baron. We therefore invest in obtaining and nurturing the best internal skills available in the financial services sector, to be able to offer a professional, multi-disciplinary service. This ethos is reflected in these two recent managerial appointments in the Group:
Lara Baron, who has been part of the Group since its inception, was recently appointed Audit Manager, cementing her position within the core management team. Lara is exceptionally well versed in using her wide experience and versatility of character to mentor and provide guidance to various departments in the Group. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Throughout her career, Lara has gained deep insight into various industries, in particular the gaming industry where she has served and managed engagement for large gaming companies. Lara also serves as an internal auditor to licensed entities in her personal capacity. She leads the gaming unit and client requirements that include ensuring compliance requirements are met and providing system audits. Core management functions within various departments also fall within the remit of Lara’s responsibilities, namely delivery of quality services, client relationship management together with underlying management of team dynamics, operations, and innovation.
Matthew Abela, a relatively new addition to the team, was recently also promoted to the position of Audit Manager. Matthew is a warranted Accountant and a Hybrid Financial and IT Auditor. Holding approved positions both locally and outside of the Maltese jurisdiction, Matthew is well versed in various fields, particularly in financial services, gaming, and asset management. Matthew holds directorship and liquidator positions pivoting on his wide skillset. Matthew’s career has, on numerous occasions, taken him beyond Malta, where he has worked on engagements in various countries, including engagements outside of Europe. He holds a Masters’ degree in Accountancy and he is currently sitting for a Master of Science degree in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology at the University of Malta. As part of his commitment towards his profession, Matthew sits on several committees, including the Malta Institute of Accountant’s Digitalisation and IT Committee.
“We are excited and proud to bring such young talent through the business with the dynamic energy to take Capstone forward in the decades ahead”, concludes co-founding partner, David Borg.