Archives for 2013

Gluck is New Senior Managing Director at CBIZ New York

Jeffrey Gluck has been named a senior managing director of Cleveland-based CBIZ MHM (FY12 net revenue of $615 million). Gluck will be responsible for leading the CBIZ MHM New York office and implementing growth strategies for its successful operations. Gluck said in a statement, “CBIZ New York is full of talented individual with experience across numerous practices and we will leverage our decades of local experience and the support and resources of a leading national organization to further grow our services throughout the New York metro region.”

Binelo Admitted as Partner at MBAF

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Alex Binelo

Alexander E. Binelo has been admitted as a partner in the audit department of Miami-based MBAF (FY12 net revenue of $83 million).

Based in MBAF’s Miami office, Binelo previously served as a director in the firm’s audit department. Binelo is MBAF’s health care audit practice leader and has many years of experience auditing health care organizations, including Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), physician clinics, and durable medical equipment companies, among others. In addition, Binelo has extensive experience in auditing retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution organizations.

Meadows Admitted as Tax Partner

MiddletonRaines & Zapata of Houston has admitted Jon Meadows as a tax partner. With over 16 years of tax and accounting experience, Meadows contributes a wealth of specialized knowledge to the firm’s domestic and international tax planning and consulting team. He is also well versed in the management of IRS controversies and defense matters.

Gonzalez Admitted as Partner at MBAF

Frank Gonzalez has been promoted to PIC of the audit department of Miami-based MBAF (FY12 net revenue of $83 million). Gonzalez, based in MBAF’s Miami office, will continue to lead the firm’s financial institutions group and SEC practices. Gonzalez directs the firm’s work with community banks, international banks/agencies and SEC companies.

Gumbiner Savett MP Is Elected to California Board of Accountancy

Michael Savoy, MP of Gumbiner Savett Inc. of Santa Monica, Calif. (FY12 net revenue of $16.3 million), has been elected president of the California Board of Accountancy for 2014. “Becoming president of the CBA is a huge honor,” stated Savoy, “California has the largest group of licensed accounting professionals in the nation. The board is focused on upholding the standards of the profession for consumers but also making improvements for practitioners. We look forward to a successful year.” In addition to Savoy, the newly elected leadership includes Jose Campos, vice-president, and Katrina Salazar, secretary/treasurer.

WeiserMazars Acquires New York Firm

New York-based WeiserMazars LLP (FY12 net revenue of $132.2 million) completed a merger with The Resnick Druckman Group, a full-service accounting, tax, and consulting firm with offices in New York City and Long Island, New York.

“We are delighted to have the highly regarded industry leaders of The Resnick Druckman Group and their dedicated team joining our firm,” WeiserMazars MP Douglas Phillips said in a written statement. “The addition of this experienced team significantly enhances our capabilities and service offerings, positioning our firm for further growth, especially in such sectors as consumer products, apparel, real estate, technology, and health care.”


Resnick Druckman’s thirty-three employees – including seven partners and principals and three directors – will join WeiserMazars’ offices in New York City and Woodbury, Long Island. WeiserMazars’ team of more than 100 partners and approximately 650 professionals are based out of six US offices, Israel, and the Cayman Islands.

SS&G Opens New Office in NYC

Cleveland-based SS&G (FY12 net revenue of $79.1 million) will open a new office in New York City on Jan. 1 to better serve East Coast restaurant industry clients.

Dana Zukofsky, who spent four years as director of finance for celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s restaurants, will join the firm as an associate director to lead the office at 950 Third Ave.

Two Dallas Firms Become One

Two Dallas firms, TravisWolff and Nicholas Montgomery, are merging, the Dallas Business Journal reported.

The newly merged firm will operate under the TravisWolff name and will use its office. Six partners and 12 managers and staff will join TravisWolff. Ken Travis, founding partner and chairman of TravisWolff’s board, told the newspaper that as a combined firm of 103 employees, TravisWolff priorities will include providing an expanded scope of services, promoting a family atmosphere and taking a strategic approach to expansion.

Windes Launches New Brand

WindesLogo_FullColorLong Beach, Calif.-based Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation (FY13 net revenue of $23.8 million) has changed its name to Windes Inc. and introduced a new logo, which “showcases the firm’s forward-thinking approach that better aligns with their services and sharp-focused commitment to clients,” the firm announced. The firm is 87 years old. MP John DiCarlo said, “This new brand launch underscores the firm’s vision to continue our growth as an evolving company and is a reflection of the firm’s commitment to strategically align with our mission – to partner with our clients to provide valuable business solutions. This new look embraces what we have done and continue to do – provide expert advice and deliver sound results that our clients can rely on.” Branding agencies MCAworks and Sparxoo worked on the project.


Willingham Joins REDW as Partner

Dean Willingham has joined Albuquerque, N.M.-based REDW as a partner in the auditing and consulting department, the firm announced. Willingham brings two decades of accounting and auditing expertise to the firm, with extensive specialized expertise in commercial industries. “Dean’s experience with commercial clients and privately held businesses will be invaluable as we seek to enhance our service to current clients and expand our reach in these important market segments,” said REDW MP Ron Rivera.