CohnReznick Expands Financial Sponsors & Financial Services Practice With New Partners in New York and Los Angeles

    New York, NYJuly 24, 2019 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announces a strategic expansion of its Financial Sponsors & Financial Services practice leadership team. Joining CohnReznick are partners Gary Berger, Joshua Blumenthal and John Donovan

    Gary and Josh are based in in the firm’s New York office. John is based in Los Angeles.

    “Gary, Josh and John collectively bring a wealth of experience and underscore our commitment to building a best-in-class, forward-thinking team to meet the needs of clients in financial services,” said Jeremy Swan, Managing Principal, Financial Sponsors & Financial Services Industry. “Our practice continues to grow in the middle market hedge fund, private equity and alternative investment fund spaces. We are confident that our team will continue to maximize value for our expanding client base and their stakeholders.”

    Together, these leading finance professionals bring decades of experience working in the alternative investments industry, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and fund of funds.

    • Gary Berger, CPA, Partner (New York), Assurance, Financial Services Industry Leader, Northeast Region – Gary brings with him decades of extensive experience advising a variety of hedge funds, private equity funds, and fund of funds. 
    • Joshua Blumenthal, CPA, Partner (New York), Assurance –Within the alternative investment industry, Josh has more than 20 years of experience working with hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and fund of funds.   
    • John Donovan, CPA, Partner (Los Angeles), Assurance – John comes to CohnReznick with close to 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Specializing in private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, and banking and insurance, Donovan’s experience also extends to IPOs. He has provided advisory, accounting, and auditing services to a diverse array of companies. 

    The team’s arrival continues the momentum of CohnReznick’s expansion of its Financial Sponsors & Financial Services Practice which has grown revenue by 30% and added more than 50 fund clients over the past year. Key markets for the practice include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York/Southern Connecticut.

    About CohnReznick

    As a leading advisory, assurance, and tax firm, CohnReznick helps forward-thinking organizations achieve their vision by optimizing performance, maximizing value, and managing risk. Clients benefit from the right team with the right capabilities; proven processes customized to their individual needs; and leaders with vital industry knowledge and relationships. Headquartered in New York, NY with offices nationwide, the firm serves organizations around the world through its global subsidiaries and membership in Nexia International. For more information, visit

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