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Citrin Cooperman Welcomes Partner Jeffrey Kovacs as President of Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

New York City, NY (September 2023) - Citrin Cooperman is proud to welcome Partner Jeffrey Kovacs (Kovacs) as President of Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP (CC&C). Appointed by the board of CC&C, Kovacs, who joined through the acquisition of Berdon LLP, brings more than 35 years of experience to the role, including a considerable career focus in the technology and life sciences landscape. CC&C, which operates as a separate legal entity with Citrin Cooperman Advisory LLC in an alternative practice structure, provides audit and attest solutions under the Citrin Cooperman brand.

“We welcomed Jeff with the joining of Berdon LLP and are excited for his continued growth within our firm,” shared Citrin Cooperman CEO Alan Badey. “CC&C provides strategic, necessary solutions for our clients and maintains critical compliance and regulatory requirements. We look forward to seeing Jeff continuing to drive Citrin Cooperman to the forefront of industry standards.”

“This opportunity to serve comes with a profound sense of responsibility, as it means guiding our practice into a future that is both dynamic and transformative, one that enriches the experiences of our dedicated employees and delivers exceptional value to our clients. I look forward to upholding our core values of integrity, professionalism, and client-centricity. These values have been the bedrock of Citrin Cooperman's success over the years, and they will remain at the forefront of our endeavors as we forge ahead,” shared Kovacs. “The audit and attest world is rapidly changing and we continue to focus on utilizing the latest technologies to streamline our services and optimizing our operations in order to bring our clients the best solutions in the market.”

Kovacs takes on the role of President from Patricia Cummings who recently moved full-time to the position of Chief Risk Officer of Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC, working to identify, monitor, and mitigate key risks facing the organization.

Over his extensive professional career, Kovacs has served in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility at several major national accounting and consulting firms. In addition to technology and life sciences, his broad industry experience encompasses various business sectors, including real estate and construction, manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution, and not-for-profit. As a recognized thought leader, Kovacs frequently speaks at various technology and start-up events and has developed a considerable body of management training courses and thought leadership pieces. He received the 40 Under 40 award from Columbus Business First and was recognized among the Notable Leaders in Accounting and Consulting by Crain’s New York Business. Kovacs is licensed as a certified public accountant in New York and Pennsylvania and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation.

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