Abbott Stringham & Lynch of San Jose, Calif., announces that Carol Wagner took on the managing partner role on Jan. 1.
She succeeds Ray Scheaffer, who served in the role for 15 years. Wagner is ASL’s sixth MP since the firm’s inception in 1977, and the second woman to serve in the role.
Scheaffer will continue at the firm as a tax principal. He says of Wagner, “Her strategic thinking and exceptional leadership will guide the firm’s growth, shape the culture and continue to provide our clients with unparalleled service.”
Wagner has over 20 years of audit and accounting experience and serves privately held companies in various industries including software, manufacturing and construction companies with domestic and international operations. She most recently served as the firm’s CFO, and previously was the PIC of the audit and accounting group.
Founded in 1977, ASL is a firm of 90 employees including 14 principals, of whom six are women. ASL works with privately held businesses and high-net-worth individuals.