Firms In The News: March 6th

CohnReznick LLP to Relocate Offices to Downtown Hartford

New York-based CohnReznick (FY13 net revenue $481.8 million), an IPA Top 25 firm, plans to move to Hartford with the help of a $1.2 million state loan, the Hartford Business Journal reported.

The move from existing offices in Glastonbury and Farmington, Conn., planned for November, will bring together 27 partners and 162 employees in the Metro Center building on Church Street in downtown Hartford. The firm plans to create 40 more jobs within four years, and if those goals are met, the state will forgive half of the 10-year loan, which has a 2% interest rate and deferred payments for the first five years, the newspaper reported.

CohnReznick plans to invest $4.5 million to refurbish the office space, allowing for greater flexibility in structuring client teams and fostering strong collaboration between practice groups to better serve clients, says Frank Longobardi, regional MP, New England.

 

 Accounting Firms Launch Defense Consulting Practice

Nancy Catarisano, MP of Rochester, N.Y.-based Insero & Company CPAs and Thomas Filomeno, president of Filomeno & Company of West Hartford, Conn., announced today the launch of a new consulting practice, Defense Contracting Consultants.

With Catarisano as majority owner and managing member, Defense Contracting Consultants is a woman-owned small business registered with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Denise Metivier (Pittsford, N.Y.) and William  Laramee (South Windsor, Conn.) have been named as leaders of the group.

“Our goal is to provide collaborative long-term relationships designed to support the unique compliance needs and challenges faced by each of our clients,” says Metivier, who has been a consultant to companies with federal contracts for the past 18 years. The group will provide a wide variety of services including current state assessments, contract review and federal market business development consulting.

 

IPA 100 Firm to be Featured on “World’s Greatest” TV Show

Louisville, Ky.-based Mountjoy Chilton Medley (FY12 net revenue of $37.2 million), an IPA 100 firm, was recently selected to be featured on “World’s Greatest,” a television show featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews of some of the world’s unique companies, products, people and travel destinations. Airing on March 10, the show will profile MCM’s distinctive, employee-led culture, broad range of expertise and dedication to community betterment, the firm says.

“At MCM, we pride ourselves on being both an expert resource for our clients, and a place where our employees can thrive as professionals and individuals,” says Diane Medley, MCM’s MP. “We were thrilled to welcome the ‘World’s Greatest’ crew to our offices so that we can share our approach with a much wider audience.”

The show will feature an inside look at how the MCM culture—from meetings with clients, employee training, charitable outings to community non-profit organizations, and welcome receptions for new employees.

 

The Siegfried Group Announces New Atlanta Office

Wilmington, Del.-based The Siegfried Group (FY12 net revenue of $66 million), an IPA 100 firm, has recently opened an office in Atlanta as it re-establishes a local presence in the city.

The leadership team in the new Atlanta office includes William Schieffer, regional market leader; Serbrina Cammerato, managing director; Lisa Pitts, managing director; Erin Wiggins, client service director; Horatiu Maiorescu, operations director; and Kari Pilbeam, professional resource director.

“It’s great for Siegfried to be back in Atlanta. Sometimes our clients make us ‘see the light,’ and with the growing needs of our clients in the area, it just became time for us to re-enter the market,” says Schieffer. “Atlanta is a logical place for Siegfried to be, as it is the sixth biggest economy in the U.S., and 15th in the world. The great thing about the Atlanta economy is its diversity, including logistics, professional and business services, media, information technology, transportation and financial services.”