WTP Advisors Director Elected to Board of Prestigious Management Consulting Group

Association of Management Consulting Firms Foundation Welcomes Yair Holtzman as Trustee

Oct 19, 2010, 09:48 ET from WTP Advisors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Yair Holtzman, Director at WTP Advisors, a global tax and business advisory consultancy, has been newly elected to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Excellence in Management Consulting. The Foundation is part of the renowned Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), the premier international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting to management.

"Yair's extensive background in both management and tax consulting will be an asset to our organization," said John F. Furth, President and CEO of the Association of Management Consulting Firms and President of the Board of the Foundation.

The Foundation for Excellence in Management Consulting is a 501(c)(3) which was established in 1989 to "advance the knowledge and understanding of the art and science of consulting and the practice of management through research, education, and related activities."

"I'm honored to be a part of the leadership of this prestigious group," says Holtzman.

The AMCF caters to firms of all sizes, and its members are some of the most influential thought-leaders in the field of management consulting industry today.

"The Foundation's Board will profit from Yair's in-depth experience with both large and small firms and his experience with an outfit like WTP Advisors that does tax work is knowledge we would like to harness," says Furth.

As a case in point, Holtzman recently pioneered the concept (and new WTP Advisors service line of the same name) of Optimized Tax Operations (OTO) which applies the best tools in management consulting to tax operations.

"We show businesses how to unveil unprecedented value from their tax functions by combining operations management and operations research, process optimization, and technological expertise with federal, state and local, and international tax consulting service offerings," explains Holtzman.

Yair Holtzman has over sixteen years of experience as a management and tax consultant focusing on Research and Development in the Chemicals, Life Sciences and High Technology Industries. He has guided numerous clients in unlocking the potential of process and product development. Holtzman has a strong track record helping clients improve operational performance and driving tangible results to the bottom line. He has published several articles on the subjects of R&D, strategic new product development, accounting, taxation, business strategy, and innovation.

During the 1990's Holtzman founded and served as the owner/president of Plating Control Systems, an R&D chemical consulting firm. While in public accounting, Holtzman serviced the tax needs of clients in the following areas: domestic and international tax compliance; section 41 R&D credit planning; section 199 domestic production activities deductions; M&A acquisition cost analysis; earnings and profits studies; and FAS 109 and FIN 48 analysis and compliance.

Prior to joining WTP Advisors, he worked at Deloitte Tax as a manager with the Northeast R&D team, at Ernst & Young in the Federal Tax practice, at A.T. Kearney as a consultant in the Operations and Automotive practice, and at Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) as a consultant in the Chemicals practice.

About WTP Advisors

WTP Advisors is a leader in tax and business advisory services for a global marketplace. Our highly skilled professionals equipped with years of industry experience, coupled with our cutting-edge technologies, make substantive and long-term differences to an organization's profitability. WTP Advisors is headquartered in White Plains, New York, with offices across North America, Asia and Europe.

About the AMCF and FEMC

AMCF is the premier international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting to management. Founded in 1929 as AMCE (Association of Management Consulting Engineers), AMCF today remains in the forefront of promoting excellence and integrity in the profession.

The Foundation for Excellence in Management Consulting is a non-profit corporation funded through tax deductible contributions from professional service firms, other foundations, companies, estates, and individuals. The Foundation sponsors research and education programs and funds projects, scholarships, grants and awards in accordance with its mission.