BlumShapiro Announces New Managing Partner

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BlumShapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England, announced today that its partnership has elected Joseph A. Kask as its firm’s Managing Partner effective January 1, 2016.

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I am honored and humbled to have been elected as BlumShapiro’s new Managing Partner, and I look forward to carrying on our legacy of being New England’s top accounting and business advisory firm. -Joseph Kask

BlumShapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England, announced today that its partnership has elected Joseph A. Kask as its firm’s Managing Partner effective January 1, 2016.

“I am honored and humbled to have been elected as BlumShapiro’s new Managing Partner, and I look forward to carrying on our legacy of being New England’s top accounting and business advisory firm,” Mr. Kask said. “I am committed to the values and client service that has made our firm great. We will continue to focus on controlled profitable growth in the northeast, both organically and through strategic acquisitions, while staying active in the communities in which we serve.”

Mr. Kask joined BlumShapiro as a partner in its Government Services Group in 2007 through a merger with Scully & Wolf, a public sector accounting firm located in Glastonbury (CT). He then quickly became the head of BlumShapiro’s Government Services Division and served on several of the firm’s strategic committees, as well as its Executive Committee. Most recently, Mr. Kask served as Office Managing Partner for BlumShapiro’s West Hartford location.

Mr. Kask will succeed Carl Johnson, who has served as BlumShapiro’s Managing Partner for the past 14 years. Under Mr. Johnson’s leadership, BlumShapiro has become New England’s largest accounting, tax and business advisory firm. Going forward, Carl will serve as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer concentrating on internal operations, mergers and acquisitions and talent acquisition.

“I am pleased to have had the opportunity to serve as BlumShapiro’s Managing Partner over the past 14 years. I am proud of what this firm has become and excited for its future under the leadership of Joe Kask,” Mr. Johnson said. “I look forward to continuing to contribute to our firm’s success in my new role as COO.”

In addition to becoming the largest accounting and business advisory firm based in New England, BlumShapiro was recently ranked by Accounting Today as the 53rd largest accounting firm in the United States, up one spot from its #54 ranking in 2014.

“I would like to thank Carl for all his work and dedication along with his outstanding stewardship of our firm for the past 14 years. Under his leadership, we have enjoyed sustained growth while building opportunities for all at BlumShapiro, as well as for our clients,” Mr. Kask added.

BlumShapiro is the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England, with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The firm, with over 400 professionals and staff, offers a diversity of services, which includes auditing, accounting, tax and business advisory services. In addition, BlumShapiro provides a variety of specialized consulting services such as succession and estate planning, business technology services, employee benefit plan audits and litigation support and valuation. The firm serves a wide range of privately held companies, government and non-profit organizations and provides non-audit services for publicly traded companies.

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