Software company signs up ex-SEC accounting chief

US digital investigative software company
Guidance has announced the
appointment of
Lynn Turner,
the former Securities and
Exchange Commission chief accountant
to its board of directors.

Turner will join the board as chairman of Guidance’s audit committee.

He served as chief accountant with the SEC from 1998 to 2001, during which
time he acted as the principal advisor to the SEC Chairman and the Commission on
Financial Reporting and Disclosures by Public Companies in US Capital Markets.

Turner was at the forefront of policy issues related to corporate governance
and the development of US and international accounting, disclosure and auditing
standards, including standards used by software companies.

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