Anchin admits four members of the partnership and promotes two to director and five to senior executive



NEW YORK, November 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Anchin, a prime minister new York accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of eleven professionals. Four professionals were promoted to associate, two to manager and five were promoted to effective senior manager October 1st, 2021.

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David Beckman, Vincent gatto, Brent Lessey, and Adam pizzo were promoted to Partner. Roseau Ellison and Jerico Mascarinas have been promoted to director, and newly promoted senior managers include Xiao Jing Fei, Brendan Kurpis, Rebecca Long, Kevin McHale, and Danielle Montesano. These promotions highlight new leaders in the Insurance and Tax groups, as well as in advisory services.

The firm is pleased to recognize these individuals for their efforts and commitment to Anchin and their clients during a trying year. “This year’s promotion group is made up of some of Anchin’s most promising future leaders. During this difficult time straddling the ongoing pandemic and continuing to work remotely, these individuals have provided ongoing advice and service excellence beyond all to their clients and within the firm. I am proud to work with them to continue to contribute to the growth of the firm ”, declared Russell B. Shinsky, Managing Partner of Anchin.

New promotions as a partner include:

David M. Beckman, CPA, CFF, CFE, is a partner of the Anchin Litigation, Judicial Expertise and Valuation Services group. A professional forensic accounting with strong technical and investigative skills, he has extensive experience in advising and advising on the application of accounting and auditing standards, investigations into accountants’ misconduct, identification and analyzing fraudulent financial reports, analyzing contractual and shareholder disputes, conducting forensic investigations, and analyzing and quantifying economic damage in trade and labor disputes. David was also qualified as an expert in New York State Supreme Court. He has been a vital member of Anchin’s COVID-19 resource team, providing ongoing advice related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other relief programs throughout the pandemic.

Vincent J. Gatto, CPA, CFP®, is a tax partner and member of Anchin Private Client. He has extensive experience in meeting the accounting, business and financial needs of high net worth individuals, their families and entities. He works closely with his clients to advise them on income and estate tax matters, retirement, estate and financial planning, and wealth preservation and transfer strategies. Vincent has extensive experience in preparing complex multi-state tax returns for individuals, partnerships, trustees and donations, as well as in forensic accounting for executors and trustees.

Brent Lessey, CPA, MST, is a tax partner within the Anchin Consumer Products group, as well as the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice and Economic Opportunity Zones group. He has extensive experience providing business and tax planning services to private companies and investors. Its customers include many emerging brands in consumer products. Brent advises clients at every stage of their business lifecycle, from the initial stages such as fundraising to the final exit stages. He also has experience providing tax due diligence services on both the buy and sell side of a transaction, as well as tax compliance services.

Adam pizzo, CPA, is a certification partner at Anchin and a key member of the firm’s technology group. Its clients range from venture capital-backed start-ups and growing entrepreneurial businesses, to well-established private and family businesses. Adam provides accounting, tax, business and advisory services to clients in a variety of industries including food and beverage, manufacturing, distribution, software and technology. These business and advisory services include mergers and acquisitions advice, debt-to-equity issues, and tax credit and incentive advice.

New promotions to the director position include:

Roseau Ellison, CPA, is Director of Accounting and Auditing and a member of the firm’s Architecture & Engineering and Construction Industry groups. Its clients range from fast growing companies to well established private companies. Reed provides accounting, tax and advisory services to clients in a variety of industries including architecture and engineering, construction, finance and lending.

Jerico Mascarinas, CPA, is Director of Accounting and Auditing and a member of the firm’s Consumer Products group. His clients range from growing entrepreneurial businesses to well-established private companies. Jerico provides accounting, business and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries including food and beverage, manufacturing and distribution.

New promotions to senior management include:

Xiao Jing Fei, CPA, a member of the tax department who works in all areas of the industry.

Brendan Kurpis, CPA, member of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Public Relations, Technology, Law Firms and Consumer Products groups.

Rebecca Long, CPA, member of the Real Estate group and of the Emerging Manager Platform team.

Kevin McHale, CPA, member of the real estate group.

Danielle Montesano, CPA, member of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction group.

About Anchin:

Anchin is regularly recognized as one of the ‘best of the best’ accounting firms in the country, a better place to work in New York City and New York State, and a better accounting firm to work for nationwide. The full-service company, with a staff of nearly 400 people, including 57 partners, focuses on the financial objectives of private companies, investment funds and high net worth individuals and families, providing a wide range of financial reports, tax and advisory services, including accounting and auditing; tax planning and compliance; tax credits and incentives; management and inheritance advice; advice on growth, transition and exit strategies; transaction advice; customer accounting consultancy services; cybersecurity and digital risk solutions; and litigation support, forensic accounting and valuation services. Further information is available at

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