WithumSmith+Brown Promotes Three to Partner

Princeton, N.J.-based WithumSmith+Brown (FY13 net revenue of $96.8 million) promoted three senior managers to partner level, effective July 1.

Christopher DeMayo

Christopher DeMayo

Christopher DeMayo is the team leader of WS+B’s startup/emerging growth technology services group. When asked what sparked his interest in this industry, DeMayo says, “The passion that my clients have about what they are doing. They are truly inventors, trying in some way to change the world for the better and disrupt conventional thinking. I feed off of their energy and passion for their craft, their belief that anything is possible. They are constantly asking a simple question ‘What if you could…’ I find that to be really intriguing.”

His experience includes consulting on tax and accounting matters within the technology industry, including analysis of revenue recognition standards as well as accounting for complex capital structures. DeMayo has also led due diligence teams for a variety of mergers and acquisitions representing both targets and acquirers.

Justin O'Horo

Justin O’Horo

Justin O’Horo has 14 years of professional accounting experience, specializing in the fields of professional services and information technology.

“Becoming a partner is obviously exciting and rewarding by nature,” says O’Horo. “But to me it really means having the opportunity, responsibility, pleasure and honor to continue growing the practice while staying true to our core values and culture.”

Brian Lovett

Brian Lovett

Brian Lovett is a member of WS+B’s international tax services group, SALT services group, as well as a member of WS+B’s real estate services group. Lovett has extensive experience serving the tax needs of both public companies and closely held businesses, including all aspects of tax compliance for partnerships and corporations.

With over 15 years of professional experience, Lovett focuses on advising clients on the structure and tax consequences of new business ventures, as well as assisting with restructuring existing businesses for increased tax efficiency. When asked why he enjoys tax as much as he does, Lovett says, “It offers the opportunity to solve problems while adding value and impacting client’s bottom-line. Tax impacts almost every business decision and also has a real impact in our client’s lives.”