Mazars USA Announces Expansion of Executive Board, New OMPs

New York-based Mazars USA (FY18 net revenue of $205 million) has announced leadership changes in a number of positions as part of the firm’s national expansion.

As of Jan. 1, the firm expanded the executive board from five to seven members. One new member is partner and national consulting and advisory practice Leader Robert Kastenschmidt, who provides accounting and management consulting services to clients in a range of industries. Long Island OMP Craig Fine also joins the executive board. He delivers business advisory and financial management services to owner-operated businesses in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries.

In Chicago, Jeremy Rice is named OMP. Rice co-leads the Chicago audit practice and is a leader in the industrial and automotive sectors.

In New York, Robert DeMeola joins Mazars in the role of OMP. He previously spent 15 years in leadership positions at another firm and is charged with helping Mazars grow in the New York market. Partners Alan Wohl and Howard Leung also join in New York, in the private client services and real estate practices, respectively.

Mazars USA Chairman and CEO Victor Wahba says, “As the firm continues our national growth, we felt it was important to also increase the membership of the executive board. Our consulting practice is a significant component to our business and our future, so it was natural to bring Robert Kastenschmidt onto the board. Similarly, Craig Fine has an important role in our Long Island office’s growth and is a key member cultivating our food and beverage practice.”

Wahba adds, “We continue to grow our Chicago office and, with his track record of success for the firm, we feel that Jeremy Rice is an excellent choice to contribute in the upward trend.” He adds that DeMeola has substantial experience leading the New York office of another large national firm. “Along with his skilled colleagues, this provides us with a deep bench into the future in this important marketplace.”

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