Gemma Leddy, Partner-in-Charge of PKF O’Connor Davies Family Office Services Division, Named to Private Asset Management’s Top 50 Influential Women List

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Annual list comprised of most prominent and talented women working in private wealth sector

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and advisory firms, announced today that Gemma Leddy, CPA and Partner-in-Charge of PKF O’Connor Davies Family Office Services, a division of PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, has been named one of Private Asset Management’s Top 50 Influential Women in Private Wealth for 2016. The list honors the most accomplished women in the private wealth industry each year.

“It’s such an honor to receive this award and to be included among this group of distinguished and inspiring women shaping our industry,” said Gemma Leddy, Partner-in-Charge of PKF O’Connor Davies Family Office Services. “We’ve worked hard to build our Family Office division into one of the fastest growing practices in the firm. This award is a validation of our mission to provide comprehensive solutions and seamless client service through extensive professional expertise, innovative processes and leading-edge technology.”

Under Leddy’s energetic and collaborative leadership, PKF O’Connor Davies Family Office has grown to encompass more than 50 best-in-class experts and serves dozens of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Families and large family offices with aggregate wealth in excess of $20 billion. The Firm’s award-winning Family Office Practice provides a single point-of-entry platform to meet the unique and diverse needs of family offices and their executives, family members and advisors.

“The individuals on this list represent the best and brightest women in private wealth, including rising stars and established leaders,” said Stephanie Taylor, Editor of Private Asset Management magazine. “Gemma Leddy’s experience, expertise and outstanding service to clients in PKF O’Connor Davies’ Family Office Services exemplify the kind of leadership and encouragement of women in the private wealth industry we look for when selecting award recipients each year.”

The winners of the Private Asset Management’s Top 50 Influential Women in Private Wealth for 2016 were selected based on individual excellence considering a combination of peer recommendations, the level of responsibility they hold in their current and previous roles, and any other significant impacts they have had on the industry (public speaking, industry-recognized awards or actively encouraging equality in the workplace, etc.). All nominations were judged by Private Asset Magazine’s editorial panel.

About PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

PKF O’Connor Davies Family Office, a division of PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP provides a full range of family office, accounting, tax, administration and advanced planning services to high net worth individuals, families and their closely held businesses in the United States and abroad. The Firm continues to expand its advisory practice offerings including performance reporting and risk metrics, succession planning, valuation services, transaction advisory, risk consulting, insurance oversight, family office structuring and best practices consulting. PKF O’Connor Davies Family Office was awarded the PAM 2016 award for Best Reporting Solution and was shortlisted for Best Private Client Tax Solution, Best Private Client Audit Firm, and Best Family Office Service Provider. The Family Office team was also awarded Family Wealth Report 2016 award for Best Accountancy Advice and shortlisted for Management Consultancy, Tax Advice and Philanthropy Advice.

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, ten offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 600 professionals, led by over 100 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, and tax and management advisory services.

PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 26 in Accounting Today’s 2016 “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.” PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 29 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2015 “Top 100 Firms” list and recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms." In 2016, PKF O'Connor Davies was named one of Vault's Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America, and ranked among the top 50 most prestigious accounting firms in America in a complementary Vault survey. The Firm is the 11th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and was named the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2016 rankings.

PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative of the international association of PKF member firms. PKF International is a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting and business advisory services in 440 locations in 150 countries around the world. With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, PKF O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment.

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