WILMINGTON, Del., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siegfried Group, LLP (Siegfried) recently convened a group of professionals at the Hyatt at the Bellevue hotel in Philadelphia for orientation.
Siegfried's Orientation program introduces Professionals to its extraordinary culture, compelling business strategy, and interesting and challenging work. During the multi-day event, new employees learn more about the company, meet members of Siegfried's Leadership and Operations teams, and become acquainted with their new colleagues.
Notably, all new employees have the opportunity to meet with Rob Siegfried, Founder and CEO, about Siegfried's higher purpose: We help People become better Leaders to exponentially improve their Lives. "During your career you've gained a lot of knowledge, and as a result you've joined our Firm. And we appreciate you for that," said Siegfried.
A welcome reception was held at the Hyatt's Wine Room, which overlooks the city of Philadelphia. For the remainder of the week, the orientation group was joined by members of Siegfried's Leadership and Operations teams, as well as colleagues from their respective regions, for a group dinner at Estia and a night at Penn's Landing for Blue Cross Riverrink's Winterfest.
Siegfried is excited to welcome all of our talented new Professionals to the team!
Marina Shahinyan, CPA, joins the Detroit Market as a Senior Manager. She applies her comprehensive technical knowledge and individual leadership skills to provide strategic insights and effective, timely resolutions. She attended the University of Michigan, where she earned her Master of Accounting, and Yerevan State University of Economics in Armenia, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration. Most recently, Shahinyan was a Manager at PwC.
Corey Steltz, CPA, joins the Philadelphia Metro Market as a Senior Associate. Passionate about the success of his clients, Steltz creates positive change that enhances value. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University's Fox School of Business. Most recently, Steltz was a Senior Accountant at Kreischer Miller.
Abigail Ward, CPA, joins the Detroit Market as a Senior Associate. She constantly seeks to provide value and tackles projects and challenges with a positive attitude. Ward attended the University of Michigan, where she earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration and her master's degree in accounting. Her most recent position was at PwC as a Senior Associate.
Arielle Weir joins the Detroit Market as a Senior Associate. Weir embraces new opportunities and brings people together by inspiring trust and leading with courage. Weir earned her Bachelor of Arts in accounting at Michigan State University and was most recently a Senior Associate at EY.
Rita Baroody, CPA, joins the New York Metro Market as a Manager. Focused on producing quality results, Baroody infuses her teams with positive energy and trust. She attended Rutgers Business School, earning both her Master of Science and her Bachelor of Science in accounting. Most recently, Baroody was a Financial Reporting Manager for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.
Nicholas Barrett joins the Boston Market as a Senior Associate. A real difference maker, Barrett's flexibility and unwavering work ethic help him provide high-quality and professional service to his clients. After earning his Bachelor of Science in management from Boston College's Carroll School of Management, Barrett worked as an Assurance Senior Associate at BDO.
Michelle Blau, CPA, CGMA, joins the New York Metro Market as a Director. Her wealth of experience, strong work ethic, and leadership abilities help her set high expectations for herself and those around her. She earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Rowan University and was most recently a Senior Manager in Risk and Internal Consulting at Baker Tilly, LLP.
Albert Falzarano joins the New York Metro Market as a Senior Associate. Falzarano's captivating personality and confidence lead his interactions with clients and make him a welcome addition to any team environment. Falzarano attended the University of Delaware, where he earned both his master's degree and his Bachelor of Science in accounting. Most recently, he was a Senior Associate at KPMG.
Jayson Benner, CPA, CA, joins the South Florida Market as a Manager. His positive attitude is unwavering, enabling him to create a collaborative team environment that facilitates success. Benner earned his Bachelor of Commerce in accounting from Griffith University and his Business Administration Diploma from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. After spending several years at PwC, Benner was a Divisional Controller at Petrogas Energy Corp.
Robert Ho joins the Houston Market as a Manager. By always maintaining a positive attitude, Ho motivates and challenges his teams to accomplish goals. Ho attended the University of Houston, where he earned his Master of Science and his Bachelor of Science in accounting. Most recently, he was a Senior Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting Analyst for Sabine Oil & Gas.
David Hubben, CPA, CA, joins the Houston Market as an Associate Manager. By leading with confidence and success, he enables his teams to effectively confront any obstacles and overcome them. Hubben earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from NAIT and his Masters of Professional Accountancy from the University of Saskatchewan. Most recently, he was a Financial Accountant for Cervus Equipment Corporation.
Megha Kesarwani, MBA, PMP, joins the Houston Market as a Senior Associate. She is intuitive and empathetic, with a natural ability to connect with people. After earning her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi in India, she attended the Institute of Management Technology for her MBA in finance. Most recently, Kesarwani served as an Audit Senior for EY.
Leah Oleski, CPA, MBA, joins the Charlotte Market as an Associate Manager. Her motivation and enthusiasm toward learning, improving, and teaching her skillset inspires those around her to set high expectations. She attended St. Bonaventure University, where she earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration and her MBA in accounting. Oleski's most recent position was Controller & Accounting Manager at U.S. National Whitewater Center, Inc.
Colleen Sweeney, CPA, joins the D.C. Market as a Manager. She finds original solutions to complex problems, enjoys teambuilding, and is committed to efficiency. Sweeney earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Virginia and her Master of Arts in international commerce and policy from George Mason University. Most recently, she was a Manager at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
Nicholas Williams joins the D.C. Market as a Senior Associate. His personality and expressive nature allow him to communicate well with others and foster confidence and synergy among team members. For his undergraduate education, Williams attended State University of New York in Plattsburgh, earning two bachelor's degrees — one in accounting and finance, and one in marketing and business. He went on to earn his MBA from Morgan State University. Most recently, Williams was an Assurance Associate at PwC.
Carrie Withrow, CPA, CFA, joins the Charlotte Market as a Manager. A quick thinker, Withrow prides herself on her ability to persevere. She attended the University of Notre Dame for her Master of Science in accountancy, and North Carolina State University for her Bachelor of Science in accounting and multidisciplinary studies. Her most recent position was as a Manager for The Blackstone Group.
Tyler Yokley joins the Charlotte Market as a Senior Associate. His enthusiasm and bright personality make him a personable, professional, and successful addition to any team. Yokley attended the University of Alabama for his Bachelor of Science in commerce and business administration and his master's degree in accounting. Most recently, he was an Assurance Associate at EY.
Bianca Pope joins the Los Angeles Market as a Senior Associate. Skillful and confident, Pope drives performance to surpass expectations that emphasize first-time accuracy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in accounting and her master's degree in accounting, financial reporting, and assurance services from Michigan State University. After spending time at PwC, Pope was most recently a Field Sales Analyst at Nestlé USA.
Clemencia Vera joins the San Jose Market as a Manager. An exceptional professional who meets every assignment with positivity and determination, Vera continually works to provide results through successful team work. Vera attended Pepperdine University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting. Most recently, she served as a Senior Global Financial Analyst at The AES Corporation.
Neha Verma, CPA, CA, joins the Los Angeles Market as an Associate Manager. She brings insightful approaches to every project and takes full ownership of her work, ensuring that all details are addressed and the outcome has its desired effect. Verma attended the University of Lethbridge for her Bachelor of Management in accounting, and SAIT for her Business Administration Diploma in accounting. Most recently, she served as a Senior Associate at Guthy Renker.
Shaun Menkhaus, CPA, joins Siegfried Advisory as a Senior Associate. A determined professional, he offers a unique perspective and positive outlook to even the most daunting challenges. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance from Drexel University and is currently working towards his master's degree in taxation. Most recently, Menkhaus was a Senior Associate at PwC.
For more information about a career at Siegfried, please visit siegfriedgroup.com.
About The Siegfried Group, LLP
The Siegfried Group, LLP (Siegfried) is a leading, national CPA firm that helps executives with Effective Leadership and Successful Execution, through leadership advisory and talent delivery services, to better ensure that our clients are "Doing the Right Things, Right." We help People become better Leaders to exponentially improve their Lives.
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