Cohen & Company is pleased to announce the following partner promotions.
Tax Partner Promotions
Ryan Broze, CPA | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ryan provides real estate investment and management companies, closely held entities and multimillion dollar family owned businesses with expertise related to tax planning and investor compliance. He assists start-ups, growth companies and those strategizing for an exit.
Dan Sexton, CPA, MS | St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Dan advises clients in the areas of tax planning and business operations, including those in manufacturing, professional services, and real estate and construction. He enjoys challenging tax situations, including advising clients on their complex tax compliance needs.
Andreana Shengelya, CPA, MT | Cleveland, Ohio
Having spent her career focused on the investment industry, Andreana has a range of tax consulting and compliance experience. She works with open- and closed-end mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, private investment funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and offshore funds.
Samantha Smudz, CPA, JD | Cleveland, Ohio
Samantha specializes in consulting with clients on the potential tax impact of transactions. She conducts tax due diligence, tax modeling, transaction structuring, internal restructuring and analyses of earnings and profits, stock basis and the tax treatment of transaction costs.
Christie Stravino, CPA, MS | Baltimore, Maryland
Christie’s background includes serving a range of taxpayers, including partnerships, corporations and individuals. She works closely with real estate and investment management entities and their owners, including hedge funds, commodity pools and private equity funds.
Assurance Partner Promotions
Sean Abrams, CPA | Cleveland, Ohio
Sean helps clients navigate through complex accounting guidance, serving clients in industries such as manufacturing, distribution and professional services. In addition to traditional audits, he also has expertise in conducting employee benefit plan audits.
Joshua Swander, CPA | Cleveland, Ohio
Joshua primarily serves clients in the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, and professional services industries. In addition to conducting audits and reviews, he is experienced in working with complex entity structures, business combinations, consolidations, private equity owned companies, employee stock ownership plans and stock-based compensation plans.
Advisory Partner Promotions
Ken Randazzo | Cleveland, Ohio
Ken advises a wide range of clients on both buy-side and sell-side business transactions. He focuses on areas such as quality of historical earnings, purchase price adjustment mechanisms, closing procedures and working capital requirements to maximize value for clients.