Stellar Marketing Efforts / Thought Leadership

WS+B Voices

• Jim Bourke, Partner and Tech Niche Practice Leader, and Jose Antunes, Supervisor and active member of our Tech niche, attended the AICPA Practitioners Symposium & Tech+ Conference earlier this summer in Las Vegas. Jim once again Chaired the Tech+ portion of the conference and had speaking sessions on “Protecting Client Confidentiality and Private Information-Best Practices,” “Disaster Recovery-Real Stories,” and “Big Data-What’s It All About.” Jose also spoke at two sessions, covering “Building a Mobile App for Your Firm” and “Mobile Security Panel: Risks, Control and Bring-Your-Own-Device.” Well done, guys!

• Rob Lightman, Principal and Business Development Executive, and I presented at the HLB International Accounting & Tax Conference, Washington, DC on July 11, presenting on “Marketing and Selling International Business.” We rocked it!

• Dave Dacey, Partner and ERISA Services Practice Leader, presented for the NYSSCPA Employee Benefit Plan Conference on “Party-In-Interest Transactions” on July 15. Nice job, Dave!

• Joining Richard Cohen, Partner and Government Services Co-Practice Leader, at the PICPA Government Conference July 13 to 15, Sarah Cirelli, Interactive Marketing Manager, presented on Best Practices in Social Media topics. I hear she got the sleepy audience woken up in a snap with her energy!

• Ed Mendlowitz, Partner and Partners Network-NJ founder, was quoted in the July 19 issue of the Wall Street Journal about tax issues related to children working in their parent’s business. Also, the partners-network.com blog reached its 500th follower this month! Congrats, Ed!

• Bill Stahl, Supervisor and occasional assistant to our HR department in recruitment efforts, hit the airwaves on July 20 as a guest of the show, “Your Career is Calling”, an hour-long educational radio program on 107.7FM The Bronc. During the interview, Bill spoke about his career and how he transitioned from Air Force life into civilian world, completing his degree at Rider University, and how he came to find Withum. Great stuff, Bill!

• Sumit Pal, Principal and Practice Leader of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Services Group, presented the July 23 Healthcare niche webinar on, “10 Smart Ideas for Keeping Data Safe from Hackers.” Really insightful information!

• Sara Palovick, Supervisor and active member of the Real Estate Services Group, was published in the July 25 issue of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal with her article, “Special Rules for Leasing to Tax-Exempt Entities.” Very nice, Sara!

• We had a triple-threat of talent at the July 28 HFMA-NJ Annual Healthcare Conference in Princeton, with Michael Serluco, Partner and Healthcare Services Team Leader, presenting on “Accounting and Compliance Issues Unique to Healthcare Entities”; Brian Lovett, Partner and Tax Guru, presenting a “Not-for-Profit Hospital Tax Update”; and Randy Paulikens, Partner and Co-Practice Leader of the Litigation Services Group, presenting on “Valuing a Physician Group Practice for Acquisition.” Great team work!

• Bill Sansone, Partner and Team Leader of the Professional Services Group – Law Firms sub-niche, is presenting a CLE program today for the NJ State Bar Association on, “Common Solo & Small Firm Practice Dilemmas” in Fairfield, with a repeat performance scheduled for September 15 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Awesome!

  • A “Well done!” goes out to Sumit Pal, Principal, for volunteering his time and talents to be the survey auditor for NJ Monthly magazine’s annual Jersey Choice Awards.  We are told he improved the quality of the results through his insightful analytics suggestions. And with the Withum logo appearing on the survey landing page, it also provides great publicity for the firm.  PS. We replaced former auditor PwC!  Here’s a link to the results: http://njmonthly.com/articles/restaurants/jersey-choice-restaurant-poll-2014.html
  • Scott Mariani, Partner and Co-Practice Leader of the Healthcare Services Group, was recently elected as the American Bar Association’s Vice Chair of Tax & Accounting, Health Law Section.  Wow!
  •  Anupam Goradia, Manager and member of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Services Group, was recently elected as Board Member and Assistant Treasurer for the Central Jersey Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for a period of 3 years.  Anupam says of the new position, “Hopefully, this platform will provide a good networking opportunity for our GRC niche within our geography.” Very nice, Anupam!

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