Instructors

Tom Coghlan

Tom Coghlan has worked at the intersection of accounting, information technology, and decision making for over 30 years. His diverse set of experiences and roles includes: 

  • Founder of CPE University, LLC, a provider of CMA review courses and CPE programs. He is one of the top CMA exam review instructors in North America, and has helped hundreds of people prepare to take the CMA examination. 
  • Co-founder of Appitur® Co., the developer of a mobile platform that provides exam prep companies a branded mobile app to help their students and increase revenue.
  • Business Fellow and Instructor at Villanova University, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting and Analytics.  
  • Partner and Vice President of Client Services for FirstQuarter, Inc., where he led projects that helped clients including Cordis (division of Johnson & Johnson), Del Monte Foods, Alcon, Analog Devices, and Stantec maximize their technology investments.
  • CFO and Director of Information Technology for a multi-national business unit of Imperial Chemical Industries. 
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Tom earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Drexel University, and an MBA from LaSalle University. Tom is a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), and passed the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Pennsylvania.

Tom can be reached at tcoghlan@thecpeuniversity.com or (484) 696-6926. 

Andrew Felo

Andy Felo, CMA, CFE, CFM

Andrew J. Felo, PhD, is a Professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, where he teaches courses in managerial and financial accounting, financial statement fraud and corporate finance. Prior to joining the H. Wayne Huizenga School in 2011, he was on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies.

Andrew earned his PhD from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His areas of research include audit committees, corporate governance, business and accounting ethics, and disclosure transparency. He has published his work in Corporate Ownership and Control, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, Accounting and the Public Interest, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Strategic Finance, Research on Accounting Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, Decision Support Systems, and Management Accounting.

He has also authored a book chapter on corporate governance in the US and on the relationship between corporate governance and corporate ethics. Along with his co-author, Andrew was the recipient of the 2003 Lybrand Silver Medal for their article on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that was published in the February issue of Strategic Finance.Andrew has facilitated CMA review courses for over 10 years, and is a popular webcast presenter on IFRS and Ethics topics. He has provided training on accounting, finance, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to companies such as PECO, AMETEK, Inc., Johnson Matthey, Siemens, SAP, CertainTeed and AstraZeneca, and is a frequent presenter at Continuing Professional Education conferences.

Andrew is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM). He was the recipient of the IMA’s Robert Beyer Gold Medal for the highest score on the Winter 2001 CMA Exam.

Andy can be reached at afelo@cmauniversity.com.