Buffalo, NY - Freed Maxick CPAs announces that Timothy J. McPoland, CPA/ABV, CFE, CVA has succeeded Ronald J. Soluri, Sr., CPA as the Firm's Managing Director, and Robert M. Glaser, CPA as Chairman of the Board. Mark A. Stebbins, CPA and current Tax Practice Leader has now become Vice-Chairman of the Board. McPoland is now responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of Freed Maxick, furthering the Firm in its consulting abilities and expanding its geographic footprint, while Stebbins is responsible for assisting in the development of the Firm's strategic planning related to industry and service practice areas. Soluri and Glaser will continue to stay involved in the Firm, focusing on client relations, assisting in transaction issues and furthering the success of the practice.

The transition has been a critical initiative for the Firm, as part of a strategically designed succession plan. "I am extremely pleased to have Tim and Mark in the leadership role at Freed," states Soluri Sr. "The transition and our depth of talent in all leadership roles enables the Firm to continue as one of WNY's premier professional organizations."

"During my 30-year tenure with Freed Maxick, I've had the unique opportunity to be mentored by three of the finest managing directors in the public accounting profession, which include Leonard Freed, Robert Glaser and Ronald Soluri, Sr. During that period of time I've had the benefit of learning from their thought leadership which has driven Freed Maxick to be a Top 100 Firm in the country. I take over leadership of the Firm with a strong foundation consisting of a remarkable client base, and a dedicated group of fellow directors and professional staff," states McPoland.

"As the new Vice-Chairman of the Board, I look forward to playing a key role in the growth of the Firm's industry groups which are driven by our talented assurance, tax and consulting professionals," says Stebbins. "I will also continue as the Firm's Tax Practice Leader in addition to guiding our highly talented and diverse director group, who work hard at serving our clients and providing our employees with opportunities to succeed in their careers."

Today, Freed Maxick has 38 directors and over 300 employees in Buffalo, Batavia, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. The firm prides itself on its constant, organic growth and ability to deliver world-class service to clients.

About Freed Maxick CPAs
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Western New York and a Top 100 largest CPA firm in the United States. Serving closely held businesses, SEC companies, governmental and not-for-profit clients across New York as well as nationally and internationally, Freed Maxick mobilizes high-performance professionals to guide client growth, compliance, security and innovation. Freed Maxick specializes in the healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, banking, agribusiness and private equity sectors, and has more than 300 professional and administrative personnel and offices in Buffalo, Batavia, Rochester and Syracuse, New York. Visit www.freedmaxick.com or follow us on Twitter @FreedMaxickCPAs

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