People In The News: February 24-28

WeiserMazars LLP Expands Tax Practice

 New York-based WeiserMazars LLP (FY12 net revenue of $132.2 million), an IPA Top 25 firm, has admitted Ilene Mak and Candace Quinn to its New York office as partners in its tax services practice.

For more than 20 years, Mak has provided top level corporate and partnership tax services to entities in the financial services industry, both domestic and foreign. Quinn has more than 25 years of experience providing global executive compensation and benefits services to multinational and domestic corporations at the Big 4 and major law firms.

The firm has also increased its tax and trusts & estates capabilities with the addition of partner Richard Bloom in their New Jersey office.

Frederiksen Inducted into Accounting Hall of Fame

Chris Frederiksen

Chris Frederiksen

Chris Frederiksen, the CEO of 2020 Group USA, has been inducted into CPA Practice Advisor’s Accounting Hall of Fame.

Frederiksen is an accountant who also runs a consultancy that shows other accounting firms become more successful and profitable. He is also frequently a featured speaker at accounting conferences, has authored several books and continues to stay in practice through partnerships in two international accounting firms, and prior accounting firms he has built and managed.



Moore Colson Names New Managing Partner

Moore Colson (FY12 net revenue of $12.8 million) of Marietta, Ga., has admitted Bert Mills

Bert Mills

Bert Mills

as MP of the firm. Bob Kiser, former MP, will remain a partner and continue to serve the firm.

Bert Mills joined Moore Colson in 1991, and has excelled in growing the firm, both financially as well as intellectually, over the past 23 years. Named PIC of Moore Colson’s tax practice in 1993, Mills has since built an exceptional team of professionals during his tenure with the firm.

“Bert provides a clear vision and a big shot of enthusiasm for the firm”, says Kiser. “His desire to better serve our clients and attract top talent to the firm will lead Moore Colson well into the future. We are in good hands with Bert at the helm.”



LBMC Partner, Cindy Harper Selected as 2014 “WOMEN OF INFLUENCE” Honoree

Cindy Harper

Cindy Harper

The Nashville Business Journal named Cindy Harper the honoree in their Community Supporter category for Women of Influence. This award is recognizes years of hard work and dedication to her passions and unwavering support and commitment to help make our community a better place.

“Everyone at LBMC is excited to see Cindy recognized for her dedication to our community and the clients she serves. Community is important to her and that is clearly demonstrated through her passion in all that she does,” says Mike Cain, MP of LBMC.

Harper is a tax partner at LBMC as well as leader of the LBMC wealth management segment. Cindy Harper has been a driving force behind LBMC’s success for the last twenty years.  Cindy has been instrumental in the development and sponsorship of the Women Initiatives Network (WIN), LBMC’s professional women’s program, promoting the advancement of women in the profession.


GBH Names New Managing Director 

GBH CPAs, PC (FY12 net revenue of $3.4 million) of Houston, has admitted Gail Prather as managing director of tax. Prather will lead the firm’s domestic and international tax advisory services.

Jeff Houston, CEO, says, “We are pleased to have Gail lead our tax practice.  Her broad experience brings unique business solutions to her clients, not just tax services.  She will assist us in deploying our larger combined resources to the marketplace.”