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CohnReznick LLP Announces New England Promotions

CohnReznick LLP, one of the largest accounting, tax and advisory firms in the United States has promoted the following professional to Director:

Carolyn Kurth, CPA, CFE to Assurance Director

Carolyn is a leader in the firm’s government services and construction industry practices.  With over 20 years’ experience, she specializes in providing audit, accounting, consulting and forensic services to government agencies and contractors and service providers and construction companies. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Carolyn has extensive expertise in forensic accounting, internal controls and fraud prevention.  Carolyn’s commitment to the construction industry was recognized by the Professional Women in Construction, who honored her at the 2014 Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon.

In addition, the following were promoted to Senior Manager:

Dana Gilbert, CPA to Assurance Senior Manager

With over nine years of public accounting experience, Dana is a member of the firm’s financial services industry group where she specializes in audits of SBIC’s and private equity funds. Dana possesses significant experience in specialized areas of investment accounting and auditing such as the valuation of portfolio investments. She also has an intimate knowledge of the SBA program’s financial reporting and compliance requirements. Dana’s previous experience includes servicing a variety of audit clients within the real estate industry including a publicly traded asset manager with over $40 billion under management, publicly traded real estate investment trusts and privately-held real estate investment companies.

Kevin Hoagland, CPA to Assurance Senior Manager

Kevin joined the Firm in 2009 and is a member of the firm’s financial services industry group where he specializes in audits of SBIC’s and private equity funds.  His experience includes working with both established and newly formed funds. He is very familiar with investment company financial reporting, compliance requirements and the SBIC program.  Kevin also has experience working with closely-held manufacturing, distribution and retail companies. In addition, Kevin is a member of our employee benefit plan group, where he works on audits of 401(k) and 403(b) plans, ESOP’s, and pension plans.

J. Tobias Freeman, CPA to Assurance Senior Manager

Tobias is a member of the Firm’s commercial real estate, affordable housing and not-for-profit industry practices.  With over 13 years of experience, Tobias is responsible for the auditing, reporting and taxation of multiple affordable housing and commercial real estate audit engagements, as well as the accounting, auditing and reporting for the not-for-profit clients he serves. Tobias was named one of three members of the Class of 2014’s New & Young Professionals to Watch by the Connecticut Society of CPAs. 

Brian Trueman, CPA to Tax Senior Manager

Brian serves a large range of companies from small privately held to large multinational corporations, both public and private.  He has extensive experience working with clients in a wide variety of industries including technology, manufacturing and wholesale distribution, and energy.  In the technology space, Brian advises clients through the life cycle of a business including start-up, capital raising, product and services launch, and sales transactions while collaborating with firm specialists to pull in the right resources.  He is well versed with federal and Connecticut research and development credits available, as well as other tax incentives applicable to growing businesses.  His expertise includes ASC 740 tax provision accounting and consolidated return compliance.

Colin Rosenberg, CPA to Tax Senior Manager

Colin joined the firm in 2009 and serves a large range of companies from small privately held to large national companies. He specializes in partnerships, but also has extensive experience in S-Corporations and high-net-worth individuals. Colin has a strong background in providing tax and consulting services to the construction, real estate, and structured settlement purchaser industries.

Vikas U. Thaker, CPA to Tax Senior Manager

Vikas joined the Firm in 2009 and works closely with management and clients to provide tax and consulting services. He is responsible for the management, planning and supervision of multiple affordable housing and commercial real estate tax engagements. Vikas also has extensive experience in the areas of pass-through entities and high-net-worth individuals.

 

Additionally, the following individuals were promoted to the position of Manager:

Alexandra Marsh, CPA

Thomas Watson, CPA

Zev Kizelnik, CPA

 

About CohnReznick

CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the deep resources of a national firm with the hands-on, agile approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. With diverse industry expertise, the Firm provides companies with the insight and experience to help them break through and seize growth opportunities. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, is headquartered in New York, NY with 2,700 employees in offices nationwide. CohnReznick is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit www.cohnreznick.com