BUFFALO, N.Y., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Freed Maxick & Battaglia, CPAs announces that effective May 1st 2011, Ronald J. Soluri, Sr., CPA will succeed Robert M. Glaser, CPA as the Firm's Managing Director. In his new capacity as Managing Director, Soluri will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of Freed Maxick. The move is part of Freed Maxick's overall succession strategy, which will have Glaser remain as the Firm's Chairman of the Board. In his capacity as Chairman of the Board, Glaser will continue guiding the strategic direction of the Firm, including mergers and acquisitions, client relations, and oversight of the Firm's Alternative Practice Structure relationship with RSM McGladrey, the nation's 5th largest accounting firm.
"I'm excited about this opportunity," Ronald Soluri said. "The transition will be seamless and we're going to continue to do great things for our clients. Our Firm has a proud history serving clients in our communities across New York State, and I'm honored that I have the opportunity to help shape our course." Soluri joined Freed Maxick as a staff accountant in 1973 and was elected Director in 1983. He currently serves as the Firm's Vice Chairman. He is involved in litigation support, acquisitions, sales and contract negotiations, tax, accounting and auditing engagements.
"The Firm's succession plan has been developing for several years," said Robert Glaser. "Now is the time to turn over the day-to-day operations to Ron which will allow me to focus on longer-term strategies for the Firm and our clients."
In his 20 years as Managing Director, Glaser presided over an expansion of Freed Maxick that saw revenues triple and the Firm become one of the Top 100 Largest Public Accounting Firms in the United States. Glaser and Soluri attribute the overall success of the Firm to the "the quality of the Directors, Managers and the professional staff that provide world-class service to our client base."
Today, Freed Maxick has over 250 employees across Upstate New York with offices in Buffalo, Batavia and Rochester. Freed Maxick provides assurance, tax and consulting services to middle-market companies, not-for-profits and governmental entities. For the past several years, Freed Maxick has been voted "a Best Place to Work" in Western New York.
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