The Siegfried Group, LLP Welcomes New Professionals from the West Region for New Hire Orientation

New Employees Travel to Philadelphia's Union League

Aug 21, 2015, 14:27 ET from The Siegfried Group, LLP

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siegfried Group, LLP recently hosted new professionals from across the United States at the Union League in Philadelphia. The group learned more about the Firm's unique model, various departments and functions, and heard Robert L. Siegfried, Jr., CPA, Chief Executive Officer and President, speak about the Firm's higher purpose.

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Siegfried's New Hire Orientation program is centered on introducing new professionals to the Firm's extraordinary culture. It is a great opportunity to meet members of Leadership, the Operations team and other fellow Professional Resources, while enjoying an exciting venue. The four-day program includes sessions on the Firm's structure, Siegfried's Client Service Delivery Model, Professional Resource expectations, as well as interactive presentations from all of the departments throughout the company. The orientation kicked off with a welcome reception at the Union League, and throughout orientation, the group was able to enjoy dinners at some of the finest restaurants in Philadelphia including Buddakan, Butcher & Singer, and R2L. At the end of orientation, the group had the chance to attend the Firm's MY Journey™ Live Event focused on Entrepreneurial Leadership.

In the West Region, Siegfried is excited about Joey Fleming, Russell Orton, Makoto Tanaka, John Wai, and Tyler Whitaker joining the Firm.

Joey Fleming, CPA

Joey is a Certified Public Accountant who joins the Denver market as a Senior Associate. His background consists of two years of public accounting with EY and a year of industry experience, mainly concentrated in pharmaceuticals. He received his Bachelors and Master's degrees in Accounting from North Carolina State University.

Joey's intricate planning and analysis ensures projects are executed in an efficient and effective manner, producing exceptional results. Joey says, "The opportunities and challenges provided at The Siegfried Group offers significant growth potential, both professionally and personally. This is why I chose to join Siegfried."

In his down time, Joey enjoys staying active in the outdoors and traveling. He enjoys traveling back to his home state of North Carolina to catch sun rays on the beach, and participates in adult recreational leagues during the spring and fall. When the snow is falling, the best chance of finding him is on the slopes. He is looking forward to exploring all that his new state has to offer.

Russell Orton

Russell is an accounting professional who joins the Denver Market as an Associate Manager. He comes to Siegfried from Weaver and Tidwell, where he gained three years of audit experience with a primary focus in the financial services industry and a secondary focus in governmental industry. He has also worked with Grant Thornton. He received his Masters of Science in Accounting from Bentley University in Boston, MA and his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Russell enjoys working with a variety of people of various assignments. He says, "It is the bringing people together to accomplish a common goal and seeing a project through to the end that brings me the most satisfaction and confidence, and that is why I joined Siegfried."

In his free time, Russell stays active through outdoor sports and travel. He's an avid hiker and loves to travel around the country to hike the back country of different regions. He also enjoys scuba diving and swimming when he travels to oceanic regions.

Makoto Tanaka

Makoto is a Chartered Accountant who joins the Los Angeles Market as an Associate Manager. He comes to Siegfried from Grant Thornton Australia and Davison & Company of Vancouver, where he gained audit experience with a primary focus in the Resources sector. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Victoria and his Diploma in Accounting from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. 

Makoto's creative approach to solving problems, coupled with his desire to bring out the best in his team makes him a valued team member in the workplace. Makoto says, "Through my personal and professional experiences, I am comfortable, being uncomfortable - this is why I wanted to join Siegfried!"

In his free time, Makoto is an adventurer with a thirst for life experiences. He's an avid traveler who has visited 60 countries, and has lived in Canada, Australia and now the United States. His other passions include photography, technical diving, playing hockey and outdoor activities such as camping and fly fishing. He also had acting experience playing a Canadian environmentalist, David Suzuki, as a youth. 

John Wai, CPA

John is a Certified Public Accountant who joins the San Francisco Market as a Director. He comes to Siegfried from PwC where he has over six years of audit experience focusing on the software and internet industry. He also has many years of industry experience including controllership roles. He received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from State University of New York College at New Paltz, and his Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

John possesses a unique ability to synthesize data to deliver superior solutions. His attention to detail and ability to cultivate a collaborative environment enable him and his teams to solve complex matters. He says, "My results-oriented strategies allow me to help my clients achieve their most important objectives."

In his free time, John stays active through sports and other hobbies. He is an accomplished bowler and sports a 190+ average! He also enjoys tennis, basketball and martial arts. 

Tyler Whitaker, CPA

Tyler is a Certified Public Accountant who joins the Los Angeles Market as a Manager. Prior to joining The Siegfried Group, he spent three years at The Walt Disney Company where he served as both a Senior Financial Analyst and the Manager of Financial Accounting for the Disney Music Group, and has also worked with KPMG. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University. 

Tyler is a dedicated professional whose positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills help cultivate a cohesive, collaborative work environment. He says, "The uniqueness of Siegfried's model, along with the opportunity it offers me to further develop my skill set while working on a number of different projects, is why I'm excited to join the Firm." 

In his free time, Tyler enjoys a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, body surfing, fishing and camping. He's also an avid sports fan and former high school baseball player who enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his three younger nephews.

About The Siegfried Group, LLP

The Siegfried Group is a leading, national CPA firm that helps financial executives with Effective Leadership and Successful Execution. Siegfried provides Leadership Advisory and Talent Delivery services - allowing financial executives to better enhance clarity, prioritization and innovation while matching those leaders with the high-potential financial talent needed to execute initiatives. Siegfried's unique model allows the client to control the project, providing the freedom to complete the project the way the client wants it...resulting in a better, faster and more cost-effective outcome. Siegfried Professionals' unique intangibles shine as they work under the direction of the best leaders helping them with their most important work. This combination results in extreme value for our clients and our professionals...better ensuring clients are "Doing the Right Things, Right." 

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