Smith & Gesteland Joins HLB International as Part of HLB USA Network

Smith & Gesteland (FY14 net revenue of $15.2 million) of Middleton, Wis., joins HLB International as part of the HLB USA Network of independently owned CPA and business advisory firms.

The S&G professional team provides accounting, audit, tax and consulting services with special expertise in profit enhancement, R&D tax, cost segregation and M&A. They serve clients in manufacturing/supply chain, construction, high-tech and non-profit. They have a large practice serving family-owned enterprises.

S&G, an IPA 200 firm, adds 18 partners and over 100 staff to HLB’s resources in the U.S. The HLB USA network has 57 offices served by 458 partners and 2,737 staff.

“The addition of S&G strengthens the U.S. network and broadens the geographic coverage in this important location. We continue to explore growth opportunities with other prospective firms in key markets,” says Richard DeRienzo, chairman of HLB USA, Inc.

S&G MP Bill Pellino says, “A crucial part of our ongoing development is our firm’s active participation in a major international group. We are delighted to become members of HLB, which complements our existing international service line by providing a strong global dimension to our activities, and helps to raise our profile in key overseas markets as well as our local business community.”

S&G has an extensive client base with international business activity and has already referred assignments to HLB members in several regions.