Spotlight on Patricia Watters and Mason Snyder

What led you to leave your respective posts and form a new advisory firm?

Watters: Mason and I had worked together a few years ago when I was at PAAMCO [Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company]. I had hired Deloitte to come in and set up an operational due diligence program, and after that period Mason and I kept in touch because I considered him to be one of the leaders in the industry in terms of being ahead of the curve. In mid-October we were talking about what was going on in the financ