Company Announcements: Week of January 21, 2013

Jan 22nd 2013
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Accounting and consulting firm Citrin Cooperman announced that its Springfield, New Jersey, office has moved into a state-of-the-art corporate campus in Livingston, New Jersey, to accommodate its continued expansion and to provide even more efficient service to its clients.

"The new space will provide our employees with a high-tech and inviting workplace that will foster a positive work environment and even greater collaboration amongst our team which as a result will benefit our clients and community", said Alex Serrano, comanaging partner of the New Jersey office.

Citrin Cooperman will be located on the 2nd floor. The new open floor plan boasts 23,262 square feet and seating for over 80 people. The spacious design provides for extensive window space, multiple conference rooms with video-conference capabilities, and a large comfortable lounge for employees.

"Our new office space in New Jersey reaffirms our commitment to the market and signals a strong future", said Joel Cooperman, managing partner of Citrin Cooperman. "We look forward to expanding relationships with our clients in New Jersey and beyond, and we anticipate further growth of our business in the months and years ahead."

Citrin Cooperman's new office is located at 290 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 3210, Livingston, New Jersey, 07039 and can be reached at (973) 218-0500.


CompuPay, a BenefitMall Company, a provider of payroll, tax filing, and HR-related services, announced that Mark Strippy joined the company as the new senior vice president to head up payroll operations. 

Strippy brings more than twenty years of payroll-related experience to the company. Most recently, Strippy was the founder and president of Heartland Payment Systems where he drove the financial growth and operational success of the payroll services division. Prior to Heartland, Strippy served as vice president at Key Bank, where he was responsible for the merchant services and payroll business lines. He is a graduate of Dyke College in Cleveland, Ohio. 


The regional CPA and advisory firm of DeLeon & Stang is pleased to welcome Brad Hoffman, CPA and Dan Dellon, CPA, ABV, CFF to its team. Additionally, the firm is excited about the opening of its new office location in Leesburg, Virginia. 

Hoffman joins the firm as a senior manager. In this role, he will provide tax and consulting services to a variety of clients, including those associated with trade contractors, restaurants, service businesses, consulting contractors, rental properties, investment properties, business acquisitions and start-ups. Hoffman attended Shepherd University where he received his BS in accounting and business management. 

As the newest senior tax manager of the tax department, Dellon is responsible for assisting clients with their tax compliance and accounting needs. He will also utilize his experience providing litigation support services related to business valuation and family law matters. His clients typically include professionals, entrepreneurs, individuals, and other small business owners. Dellon is a graduate of the University of Maryland - College Park.

The new office, located at 210 Wirt Street, SW., Suite 100, in Leesburg, Virginia, is now open.


Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC) is proud to announce the selection of Leigh Anne Joseph to Knoxville's "40 Under 40" as ranked by the Knoxville Business Journal. This list is comprised of forty individuals under the age of forty who are achieving success in their careers and giving back to the Greater Knoxville community. 

Joseph, a CPA and manager for tax services in the Knoxville office, is an active member of the Junior League, serving as chairwoman of the mini-grants committee awarding local teachers with grants for specific projects or needs. She also is the office liaison for LBMC's Women's Initiative which is a program to further develop women in the accounting profession. In addition, she also is a frequent volunteer at her children's school and a member of West Towne Christian Church. Joseph earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a master's in business administration from Tennessee Technological University. 


LBMC has added Ashley Spangler in its Security and Risk Services Practice in the Brentwood (Nashville) office. LBMC Security and Risk Services provide a wide range of services, including Compliance and IT Security Services to organizations of all sizes, without geographic restriction.

Spangler has joined the firm in a senior consultant position where she will be specializing in information security for financial services, banks, and manufacturing as well as hosting services and document management. Ashley joins a talent rich team of information security and risk professionals whose services have experienced tremendous growth during the past several years.

Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, she has a master's degree in accounting and information systems from Middle Tennessee State University and received her bachelor's degree from Tennessee Tech University. 


Plante Moran PLLC, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, has been named for the fifteenth consecutive year to FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." The firm has been named to this prestigious list each year it has applied. Winners were announced on FORTUNE's iPad app, and Plante Moran ranks twenty-fifth, the highest-ranking accounting firm on the list. The full list of winners can be viewed at and will be featured in the February 4 issue of FORTUNE

"Plante Moran has maintained - and expanded - the dynamic culture and staff retention practices that enable us to be recognized as one of the best places to work, even during a fifteen-year growth period", said Plante Moran Columbus Managing Partner Robert Shenton, CPA. "Since 1999 when Plante Moran first appeared on the FORTUNE list, the number of staff has increased from 978 to more than 2,000. That's a testament to the strong culture that has endured through our nearly ninety-year history." 

Additionally, the firm champions community outreach and involvement at all levels of the organization through the staff-led and driven Plante Moran Cares, the firm's grassroots charity project. Plante Moran Cares connects staff with volunteer opportunities that increase the well-being of individuals in their local communities. By encouraging personal participation and interaction, Plante Moran Cares aims to share the firm's longstanding "We Care" philosophy which states",We care about our clients, we care about our work, we care about our families and our communities, and we care about each other." This year's Plante Moran Cares project is literacy and involves sixteen literacy organizations in Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio receiving hands-on volunteer and financial support from Plante Moran and its staff members.


The Rainmaker Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Scott Bradbary to executive vice president and chief training officer. He will be responsible for leading a group of high-performance consultants who train accountants in leadership, business development and client service. 

"Scott Bradbary has been a key part of our success and is one of the most dedicated training professionals in our industry", said Troy Waugh, CEO of The Rainmaker Companies. Scott's mission is to transform the lives of accountants and consultants through better communication. He accomplishes this through training, coaching, accountability, and helping people develop leadership disciplines. For over a decade, Scott has helped thousands of Rainmaker students achieve their leadership and business development goals through strategic action. Scott's new title will mean a broader role as he continues to evolve the training division, offering transformation not just CPE.


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