WeiserMazars Names Seven Equity Partners and an Equity Principal

9/28/15

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax, and advisory services firm is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2015, Richard Bloom, Dennis Cancellarich, Ira Cooperman, Jerome Devillers, Pierre-Marie Lagnaud, George Parker and Anthony Stranix were named Equity Partners and Debra Bornstein was named Equity Principal.

“WeiserMazars continues to experience strong growth and these promotions demonstrate our recognition of the talented team that are key contributors to our success,” said Victor Wahba, WeiserMazars Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of the Partnership, I am pleased to congratulate them on this career milestone and to thank them for their leadership and dedication to excellent client service. I am particularly pleased to welcome new Partners Ira Cooperman, Dennis Cancellarich, George Parker, and Anthony Stranix.”

Richard Bloom, CPA, PFS, MST, is based in the New Jersey office. Formerly a Non-Equity Partner at the firm, he delivers specialized personal tax and financial planning services to high net-worth individuals, including closely-held business owners, executives, and hedge fund managers. Richard works with clients on multi-generational tax planning, philanthropic planning, wealth preservation strategies and risk management.

Dennis Cancellarich, CPA, is based in the Long Island office. Formerly a Senior Manager at the firm, he has over 15 years of accounting and tax experience in various industries including investment advisory, transportation, manufacturing, wholesale and real estate. Dennis specializes in sophisticated tax planning for high net-worth individuals including family groups with closely-held businesses.

Ira Cooperman, CPA, is based in the Long Island office. Formerly a Senior Manager at the firm, he has over 15 years of experience providing accounting services to manufacturing and distribution companies primarily in the consumer products sector, specializing in apparel, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical and technology companies as well as those owned by private equity groups. Ira also has significant experience with employee benefit plans.

Jerome Devillers, CPA, is based in the New York City office. Formerly a Non-Equity Partner, he works with the firm’s banking, financial institutions, investment funds, construction and utility clients in an array of regulatory activities and project finance initiatives. Jerome has over 10 years of experience with Mazars in Europe and in the U.S. He supervises SEC engagements as well as the audit of large multi-national groups in the U.S. and participates in numerous cross-border acquisitions and advisory engagements.

Pierre-Marie Lagnaud, CPA, is based in the New York City office. Formerly a Non-Equity Partner at the firm, he has extensive experience in corporate finance, counseling clients on due diligence procedures for mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures. Pierre-Marie also provides advisory and attestation services to complement external growth strategies for large and medium size corporations and investment funds.

George Parker, CPA, is based in the Pennsylvania office. Formerly a Senior Manager at the firm, he provides accounting, audit and consulting services primarily to privately-held companies in manufacturing and distribution, service and not-for-profit industries. George provides consultative services to public companies on technical accounting matters and also has extensive experience in the area of litigation support and forensic investigations.

Anthony Stranix, CPA, is based in the Pennsylvania office. Formerly a Senior Manager at the firm, he provides audit, internal audit, financial analysis and accounting services to companies within the insurance industry including property and casualty insurance, health insurance, financial services and employee benefits plans.

Debra Bornstein is based in the New York City office. Formerly a Non-Equity Principal at the firm, she is Practice Leader of the Health Care Group. Debra has more than 20 years of experience in health care with a concentration in building and maintaining diverse provider networks for some of the largest managed care organizations in the tri-state area. She was a pioneer in establishing risk/value-based contracting in the New York Metropolitan area. Her expertise helps HMOs, PPOs and TPAs in provider contracting, strategic planning, medical cost trending and operational transaction management.

About WeiserMazars LLP

WeiserMazars LLP provides insight and specialized experience in accounting, tax and advisory services. Since 1921, our skilled professionals have leveraged technical expertise and industry familiarity to create customized solutions to overcome client challenges. As the independent U.S. member firm of Mazars Group, we have a global reach of 15,000 professionals in more than 70 countries. Locally and internationally, we build lasting relationships with our clients by addressing their particular needs, creating value and optimizing their organizational performance. For more information visit us atwww.weisermazars.com.

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