CohnReznick Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

    New York (Jan. 22, 2019) - CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has made the following key leadership appointments:

    Gary Levy, CPA, has been named Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, reporting to Frank Longobardi, CEO. Levy is responsible for leading industry strategy to drive profitable growth and world-class client service; as well as strategic alignment across CohnReznick’s industries, geographies, and practices. He also oversees Marketing & Business Development, with a focus on aligning growth goals across the firm. Levy most recently served as Managing Partner of CohnReznick’s Consumer, Hospitality, and Manufacturing Practice, working closely with leading Private Equity Funds, Investment Bankers and companies in these industries.

    Phil Mandel, CPA, CFP, has been named Chief Operating Officer, also reporting to the CEO, with whom he’ll work closely to lead management and administration of the firm, focusing on operational efficiency and translating strategic vision into action. Mandel has 30 years of leadership, accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting experience. A member of the firm’s Executive Board, he served for three years as CohnReznick’s Regional Managing Partner for the Northeast.

    Cindy McLoughlin, CPA, has been named Managing Partner – Consumer, Hospitality, and Manufacturing Practice. McLoughlin is responsible for leading strategy, driving growth, and developing services and industry specific solutions for the practice. She will continue as leader of CohnReznick’s Hospitality practice. McLoughlin has more than 20 years of experience, including specialization in SEC audit requirements for public companies and audit services for large and private equity-backed hospitality portfolio companies. 

    Alan Wolfson, CPA, has been named Regional Managing Partner (RMP) – Northeast, reporting to the CEO. In this role, he leads growth strategy and management for the region, including management of clients, employees and financial strategy as well as direct oversight of the region’s seven Office Managing Partners (OMPs). A member of CohnReznick’s Executive Board, Wolfson was previously OMP of the New York City office. 

    Jay Levy, CPA, has been named Office Managing Partner (OMP) of CohnReznick’s New York City office, the firm’s headquarters. Levy is responsible for driving revenue and growth for the New York City office and for setting strategy that ensures client service excellence. He also serves as Financial Services Industry Leader. Levy has more than 35 years of audit, tax, and consulting experience, working with an array of financial services clientele. 

    “Growth, innovation, and developing our people are core to our firm strategy and to our brand promise of helping clients achieve their vision,” says Frank Longobardi, CEO. “Gary, Phil, Cindy, Alan, and Jay each bring to their new roles a clear and inspiring vision for elevating our success in those key areas. I’m proud to have such a talented group of leaders helping to move CohnReznick forward.”

    In addition to these appointments, CohnReznick previously announced Tama Huang as the firm’s first Chief Innovation Officer. She is responsible for driving a forward-thinking culture that generates new ideas and processes, and identifies the emerging technologies that will reshape the U.S. and global economies. 

    About CohnReznick 

    CohnReznick LLP is one of the top advisory, assurance and tax firms in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. Headquartered in New York, NY, and with offices nationwide, CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for middle market and Fortune 1000 companies, private equity and financial services firms, government contractors, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, has more than 2,700 employees including nearly 300 partners and is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit

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