Cleveland-based HW&Co. (FY18 net revenue of $19.2 million) merged in Finkler & Company CPAs of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, on Jan. 1 – the same day that a new CEO took the reins.
Brandon Miller, president and CEO, succeeds John P. Fleischer, who has served in that role since 2014. Fleischer will stay on as a principal in the firm’s health care practice.
Miller started at HW&Co. as an intern in 1996 while a student at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Prior to being appointed CEO, he served in various leadership positions at the firm.
Commenting on the merger, Miller says, “Finkler & Co. provides HW&Co. the opportunity to expand our presence in Cleveland and adds to our expansive list of manufacturing and distribution, construction and real estate, and health care clientele. Gregg Finkler and his staff have exceptional talent and we look forward to integrating their staff into our team.”
The Finkler team joins more than 110 HW&Co. professionals serving clients across Ohio and the United States.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to partner with an organization with the resources and reputation of HW&Co.,” says Finkler, who founded the firm in 1988. Finkler will serve as MP of the Middleburg Heights location.
In addition to the Cleveland office, HW&C also operates from Beachwood, Westerville and Mentor, Ohio.