Archive for July, 2015

I trust you all had a fantastic holiday weekend and spent some quality time with your families.

Yesterday, marked the first day of a new fiscal year.  Many believe a new year brings about new opportunities, and that is certainly the case at our firm. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere where professionals can be entrepreneurial and follow their professional passion, developing their careers to the level they want to achieve. I’m thrilled to share the following:

Effective July 1, our Philadelphia office has a new Partner-in-Charge. Please join me in congratulating Eric Strauss, CPA, CGMA, PSA, Partner, as he transitions into the leadership role of this important major city office. Eric has over 20 years of public accounting experience and is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He specializes in providing audit, tax and consulting services, including matters related to Board Governance, to not-for-profit organizations throughout the Northeast. Eric also provides audit services to and for government entities at the federal, state and city level, and personally knows many of Philadelphia’s movers and shakers.

Some more great news for the Philadelphia office… Nancy Davis, the Partner-in-Charge of our Silver Spring, MD, office, has retired effective July 1. With Silver Spring being home to a small group of Government Services specialists, we decided we could more effectively manage the practice from the Philadelphia office. Thus, the Silver Spring office is officially closed. All of the professional staff from that office will remain with the firm, working remotely for a majority of the time, but occasionally making the trip to Philadelphia for office and client meetings. We are very excited about the future our Philadelphia office.

Additionally, WithumSmith+Brown remains committed to growing its corporate leadership team, promoting three senior managers to partner level effective July 1. This year’s advancing class includes: Michael M. Kulick, CPA, MBA; Nicole D. Lyons, CPA/CFF, CVA; and David J. Poillucci, CPA, MST.

Michael Kulick is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics and Employee Benefits Services groups. He has over a decade of public accounting experience including auditing, financial statement preparation and analysis as well as business consulting with a focus on private and publicly-held entities. Mike provides accounting and auditing services to clients in the manufacturing, distribution, ERISA, technology and retail industry sectors.

Nicole Lyons is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Valuation and Insolvency Services Group. With expertise in business valuation and forensic accounting, Nicole specializes in shareholder/partner disputes, matrimonial litigation and damage assessment engagements. Court-appointed on numerous cases, Nicole has testified in Superior Court and in arbitration.

David Poillucci specializes in tax planning and compliance for C-corporations, S-corporations and Partnerships. He is an active member of the firm’s Tax Services Group and concentrates his efforts on special projects such as tax law research, tax audit representation and working with multistate clients. Dave has industry expertise in manufacturing, restaurant services, mortgage banking and with aviation FBO/charter operators.

Please join me in congratulating our three newly promoted partners. I look forward to the New Partner celebration scheduled for September 17.

Witnessing the talent and professional growth seen with these Withum professionals underscores my optimistic vision of the future of our firm… and our future is very bright.


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