Jay Kessler and John Czyzewski named CPA firm’s next generation of leadership.
Pictured above: John Czyzewski, Norman Posner, Jay Kessler
The public accounting firm, Samet & Company, PC, today announces that Jay Kessler, CPA and John Czyzewski, CPA, MST, MBA are assuming the role of co-managing shareholders on January 1, 2014. Norman Posner, CPA, who is stepping down from the managing shareholder role, will continue to be a full-time client service shareholder with the firm.
Norman Posner will retain his shareholder position along with all of his client relationships, board responsibilities, liaison duties in the firm’s international alliance TIAG®, and will continue to advocate for the firm in the community in pursuit of new clients. “I have chosen to step aside to allow the next generation of leadership to guide the firm into the future. This is an exciting time for Samet as a firm, and I look forward to being a part of our continuing progress for years to come. Jay and John have my full backing as they elevate their official level of leadership.”
John Czyzewski says of the announcement, “Leadership at Samet is collaborative and congenial in nature so the role of co-managing shareholder is a natural fit. Jay and I have complementary skills that we will employ toward the strategic goals of the firm as developed at firm retreats and as pursued by the entire Samet team. It is a great honor to succeed my esteemed colleague and confidant, Norman.”
Both Kessler and Czyzewski have over 25 years of tenure with Samet. Kessler shares that “As the fourth transition of the managing shareholder role in Samet’s history is upon us, it is a great reminder that the firm is strongest when our leaders stand side by side. John and I are honored by the confidence bestowed on us as unified leaders. We have a strong vision for the future and are steadfast in our persistence to move the firm in a direction that will allow us to one day pass the firm on to yet another generation.”