Cohen & Company Admits Partners

Peter Gilroy-Scott

Peter Gilroy-Scott

Cleveland-based Cohen & Company (FY17 net revenue of $67 million) admitted four partners in the investment industry services division.

Peter Gilroy-Scott has more than 20 years of tax and accounting experience both in the U.S. and abroad. His expertise spans the areas of alternative investments, financial services and investment banking. He has an understanding of the structure and operations of hedge funds, commodity pools, foreign corporations and other investment vehicles. A leader in the fund tax group, Gilroy-Scott’s role includes tax return preparation services, tax planning, research and other consulting services for investment vehicles in the alternative investment industry.

Dianne Killian

Dianne Killian

Dianne Killian has more than 20 years of experience. She supervises and reviews tax compliance and provides consulting for private equity and alternative investment operating entities. Specializing in the taxation of flow-through entities, Killian’s background focuses on private equity funds, special purpose vehicle entities, mezzanine funds, alternative investment funds, and working with the principals of the management companies and fund general partners to minimize their tax risk and exposure.

Jay Laurila

Jay Laurila

Jay Laurila specializes in tax work for regulated investment companies, hedge funds, ETFs, MLP funds, private equity funds, fund-of-funds and other private investment funds. He leads client service teams focused on a wide range of tax matters, including federal, state and international taxation of financial instruments, accounting methods and product structures. Having previously worked at a Big 4 firm for 13 years, Laurila’s experience spans a wide range of tax-related investment management disciplines.

Thom Stranger

Thom Stranger

Thom Stranger provides accounting, consulting and auditing services to a wide variety of entities, including commodity pools, hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, investment advisors and other operating entities. With more 20 years of public accounting experience, he also has industry insight as a former CFO at a group of companies that included an insurance agency, two captive insurance companies and a risk retention group.