Crete Professionals Alliance Distinguishes Itself with Latest Partnership and Leadership Hire

Tampa, Fla.-based Crete Professionals Alliance (Crete PA) announces its recent partnership with Reid Tax & Advisory Services and the addition of Leslie Adler to its leadership team.

Adler, formerly associated with Marcum, brings 15 years of experience to her new role as general counsel at Crete PA, which was established last year as an alliance of accounting and professional services firms. Regarding her decision to join Crete PA, Adler stated, “I am delighted to join Crete PA at such an exciting time for the company. Crete PA’s strong leadership team, operating with integrity, immediately drew me in, and I made the decision to join Crete PA because I am inspired by its mission.”

Co-founder of Crete PA, Frank Zhang, added, “The biggest hire we could have made was bringing on someone of Leslie’s caliber this early in the creation of our company. Leslie brings essential legal and regulatory competence and professionalism to our organization.”

Crete PA allows firms to remain independent while offering access to its national back-office resources and financial backing.

In addition to Adler’s appointment, Crete PA recently formed a partnership with Woodbury, N.Y.-based Reid Tax & Advisory Services (Reid). Jason Reid Saladino, CEO of Reid, highlighted the benefits of the alliance, stating, “Crete PA’s partnership model offers significant benefits and services to our clients while also creating opportunities and providing additional resources for our team members. Our partnership with Crete PA allows us to continue managing and growing our firm while leveraging Crete PA’s capabilities.”

Allan D. Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who advised both firms on the deal, commented, “Crete PA is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing accounting platforms in the country. They have the entrepreneurial flare and skills that many first-generation founders and high-performing partners and leaders are looking for in a strategic and capital partner.”


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