O’Connor Davies Bolsters Senior Management Team to Support Rapid Growth

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Appointment of five new executives ensures balanced growth as top-ranked firm continues to expand in services and geographic locations

O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and consulting firms, announced today the appointment of five senior executives across functions as the firm continues to build out its infrastructure and service team to support its unprecedented growth.

The full-service firm has increased its employee base from 399 to 550 in the last 24 months across a variety of specialty practices and now boasts eight offices in four states with its most recent expansion into the Washington, D.C., market.

“Our growth, while rapid, has been strategic in terms of personnel, geography and expertise, with every move driving our mission to better serve client needs while cultivating a dynamic environment for our dedicated employees,” said Managing Partner Kevin J. Keane. “The newest members of the O’Connor Davies team are proven leaders and strong influencers with a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that we have the resources we need to support our team and our clients as we continue our national expansion.”

O’Connor Davies is proud to announce the following appointments:

  • Walter J. Brasch, Partner and Chief Business Development Officer

Walter J. Brasch, formerly Regional Managing Partner at Baker Tilly (ParenteBeard, LLP), brings more than 40 years of experience in public accounting and more than 20 years of CPA firm management and business development experience to his role at O’Connor Davies.

  • Freddy Delacruz, Chief Information Officer

Freddy Delacruz is a seasoned information technology executive with 18 years of experience in a public accounting environment. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at CohnReznick, LLP where he was responsible for the technology vision and planning process.

  • Kathleen O’Toole, Chief Marketing Officer

Kathleen O’Toole, previously Chief Marketing Officer at Rothstein Kass, has more than 20 years of experience in driving market share and revenue increases at leading financial and professional services companies with expertise in B2B and B2C strategy, analysis, and solutioning.

  • Gigi Eggers, Principal

Gigi Eggers has more than 25 years of public and private accounting experience with 20 years of expertise in the affordable housing industry. She held two director positions during her eight years at Enterprise Community Investment where she initially headed up the Tax & Regional Accounting department responsible for reviewing over 1,700 audits and tax returns, and closed out her time as the head of Technical and Accounting Review serving as a resource for the entire company.

  • Carrie Gardi, Director of Marketing

Carrie Gardi brings more than 20 years of marketing and strategic communications experience to O’Connor Davies with proven success in driving business at top-tier professional and financial services firms. She previously served as Director of Industries Marketing at KPMG.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such a well-respected firm that lives up to its reputation by remaining true to its values, providing high quality service and forming lasting client relationships,” said Walter J. Brasch, Partner and Chief Business Development Officer. “O’Connor Davies is building something special and every move demonstrates its commitment to its clients and employees.”

About O’Connor Davies, LLP

O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm that has a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally and providing specialized professional services of the highest quality. With roots tracing to 1891, eight offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 550 professionals, led by 85 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services. O’Connor Davies is ranked number 32 in Accounting Today’s 2014 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” O’Connor Davies is ranked number 33 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2014 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms.” O’Connor Davies is also among the 20 largest accounting firms in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business and the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals.


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