Listed as one of the “100 Great Financial Planners” by Mutual Funds magazine, Alan is a co-founder and president of Asset Strategies, Inc., as well as, the founder, and principal, of Rothstein & Co., CPA’s.
Alan has been recognized by many professional organizations for his outstanding achievements within the industry. He was honored by the AICPA as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Personal Financial Planning Division. Previously, he has received the CTCPA Member of the year award. Alan is passionate about helping individuals, families, and businesses meet their financial goals.
With over 35 years of experience as a CPA and financial advisor, Alan knows the in’s-and-out’s of successful tax planning and long-term investing. Alan holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting and has earned the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the AICPA.
Alan is committed to public service. He is a current Board Member and Treasurer of Journey Home, whose mission is to end chronic homelessness in the Greater Hartford area. Alan is also an active member of the Probus Club of Greater Hartford, which helps mentally and physically challenged adults.
As a partner in Schulman Lobel, Andy provides business management for performing and creative artists, athletes, and other celebrities, including US nonresident aliens, as well as tax and financial planning for high net-worth individuals and their closelyheld businesses. In addition, he has special expertise in representing clients in the settlement of tax controversies. While his career focus has been personal financial planning (PFP), at Schulman Lobel his predominant clientele have careers in screen, television, and live stage, including several nominees and winners of Academy, Emmy and Tony Awards. The firm also represents other established talents such as authors, photographers, painters, musical performers, songwriters, models, and athletes. Additionally, Andy has developed an expertise in the representation of nonresident alien performing and creative artists; presently the firm represents over a dozen British artists.
The financial media has often acknowledged Andy’s expertise including Worth magazine naming him one of the nation’s Best Financial Advisers for several consecutive years, Accounting Today including him as one of the 50 Names To Know In Financial Planning each time this list of “influential practitioners” has been published, and Consumers’ Research Council Of America listing him in their Guide To America’s Best Financial Planners. Furthermore, his financial and tax advice has appeared in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, The Record, The Arizona Republic, Newsweek, Business Week, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Worth, Financial Planning, Dow Jones Investment Advisor, and Accounting Today and he has been a featured guest on ABC, Fox, CNN, E!, and Bloomberg among others.
Andy co-authored the AICPA publication Guide To Planning For Performing And Creative Artists and edited the AICPA course Tax Considerations For Professional Athletes And Entertainers. He also appeared in the AICPA video Education Funding. He assisted the AICPA in planning its Certificate of Educational Achievement program in PFP, as well as planning and lecturing at several of the AICPA’s PFP Technical Conferences and PFP Investment Conferences. He has also edited PFP materials for The CPA Journal, as well as for other professional publications and has lectured throughout the country on the subjects of PFP and his specialty of representing performing and creative artists. He is proud to have assisted the New York State Society of CPAs in developing their Task Force to provide pro bono assistance to victims of the September 11th disaster and of creating and developing, as well as serving as the chairman of the Disaster Recovery Conference held in New York City in February, 2002.
Andy holds several professional licenses. He has active CPA Licenses in New York, California, and New Jersey. In 2006, Andy obtained a New York Life, Accident, & Health License and has since been licensed in several other states.
Andy earned a BSBA in Accounting at Boston University’s School of Management, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned an MBA in Taxation at Fairleigh Dickinson University graduating with honors.
In 2013, Andy authored a two-part article, “Tackling TaxPlanning of Nonresident Alien Artists,” for the Law Journal Newsletters, Entertainment Law & Finance.
Ann joined the firm in 2007. Her expertise is in the areas of portfolio management and financial planning. Ann regularly works with clients to provide them with a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of their financial needs including investments, tax, estate planning, retirement goals, insurance, and cash flows.
Ann is a Certified Public Accountant, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a Personal Financial Specialist, and an Accredited Estate Planner. She has over 35 years of public accounting experience as well as financial planning experience as a partner of the accounting firm, Schwartz & Hofflich LLP, CPA. She has maintained a focus on financial planning and portfolio management for a majority of her career.
Ann graduated with a BS Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University and has a diploma in financial planning from the College of Financial Planning. Ann is a past President of the Connecticut Society of CPA’s, and is a past President of the Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County.
Anthony joined Droms Strauss Wealth Management in 2013, following 10 years of experience at Deutsche Bank and The Hartford as an ‘advisor to financial advisors.’ In 2015, he became a designated CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). The designation comes with extensive training in financial planning, estate planning, insurance, investments, taxes, employee benefits and retirement planning. Anthony became a shareholder in June 2016 and serves on the firm's management committee.
Anthony now heads the Droms Strauss investment committee, which is responsible for the construction of client portfolios and for researching and selecting investments for firm clients. He provides clients with conflict-free advice, helping them to achieve their goals in the most effective and efficient manner. Starting with each client's goals and taking their resources into consideration, he develops recommendations specifically customized for each client.
In 2018, Anthony was selected to join the All-Star Financial Group, a national association of distinguished CPA's and other credentialed professionals who specialize in financial, tax and investment planning for high net worth clients. Anthony has been named by St. Louis Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager.
Anthony obtained a Bachelor of Science in finance from Miami University of Ohio. He is an avid St. Louis sports fan and enjoys golf, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
Connie Brezik, CFP®, CPA/PFS, is a Wealth Advisor with Buckingham Strategic Wealth, managing the Casper, WY and Scottsdale, AZ offices. Connie works with clients to form a comprehensive financial plan tailored to their individual circumstances, one that includes portfolio management, tax strategies, wealth transfer considerations, retirement analysis and education planning. She welcomes the chance to help clients work through difficult situations, finding solutions that they may not have thought of and guidance about what to do if their plans don’t work out as anticipated.
Connie has found that helping clients manage their finances is often tied to their business and family lives. Serving those comprehensive needs is all part of delivering on the promise of true wealth management. Connie specializes in practical estate planning, helping clients appropriately title assets, arrange for the disposition of personal assets and accounts, and implement effective wealth transfer strategies.The personal relationships that Connie develops are for the long term, and they often involve meeting and working with a client’s children and grandchildren.
Connie, who takes great pride in educating investors in a clear and understandable way, writes amonthly column on investment and wealth planning for the Casper Star Tribune. Her financial advice has also appeared in a number of other national and industry media outlets, including USA Today, Worth, Mutual Funds Magazine, Financial Planning and the Journal of Accountancy.
Connie served as president of Asset Strategies Inc. from 2002 until joiningBuckingham Strategic Wealth in 2015. In that role, she oversaw operation of the Registered Investment Advisor’s offices in Casper, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Connie earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming in 1979. A CPA, she also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) professional designations.
Outside of work, she is involved in the community with Rotary and various nonprofit entities. Connie, who hails from Rapid City, South Dakota, relocated to Wyoming in 1975.
He was the founder of The Overseas Oversight Group in 1998 that has oversight responsibilities as protector of overseas trusts and companies, as well as starting three other financial advisory organizations. He sold his investment advisory business in 2012 and co-founded Precision Fiduciary Analytics Inc. with Stewart Frank in 2014. In 2019 they organized THE INSTITUTE FOR PORTFOLIO DIVERSIFICATION (PFI). Mr. Vernazza is Managing Director of the Institute. PFI’S MISSION is to provide Artificial Intelligence capable of facilitating the procedural process necessary to manage the benefits of diversification through the reduction in Uncompensated Risk (UCR). The benefits of diversification are readily achievable using the User-Driven Artificial Intelligence developed by The Institute.
Ben has been a CPA for 59 years and was an investment adviser for 40 years. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Economics and a joint MA from the Stanford Business School and the Food Research Institute where he was coached by his mentor, Professor Dr. Karl Brandt, a member of President Eisenhower’s Council of Economic Advisers. Ben received the Private Sector Initiative Commendation from President Ronald Reagan in 1984.
He served four-year terms on committees of the American Institute of CPAs including the Investment Committee that had oversight over the pension and health plans of the employees of this 350,000 member organization. He is a past chairman of the AICPA special task force on International Tax Reporting Requirements. Prior to these nationwide professional assignments, he participated actively in California CPA Society Committees. Additionally, he served on the asset protection committee of the American Bar Association and as a member of the Probate and Trust Division.
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For the past 16 years Liz L Flores has been providing financial planning advice and services. By fostering a long-term relationship with every client, she has created a foundation basedon understanding each person’s unique needs and objectives, thus allowing her to help clients obtain their goals. Liz works with integrity, objectivity and experience to help clients and their families pursue financial security...
As a Certified Public Accountant and a Personal Financial Specialist she is required to adhere to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Code of Professional conduct.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Jose State University. Then became a Certified Public Accountant, providing tax services. Wanting to help client’s with more specific financial services she pursued the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) accreditation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Liz is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, (AICPA), the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA). She is a committee member of the California CPA Society’s Personal Financial Planning Committee. She served on the Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee and Financial Literacy Commission for the American Institute of CPA’s.
She has serviced as the Treasurer of the Fallen Officer Foundation of Santa Cruz County since 2004.
The best thing about the work I do is knowing that you have made a positive difference in your client’s lives.
In her free time Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and son as well as friends. She loves to cook and garden and taking long walks with her dogs on the beach.
Mackey McNeill is the Founder and President/CEO of Mackey Advisors™ The Prosperity People. Mackey Advisors has been recognized as one of the largest women-owned businesses in Greater Cincinnati. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Money andReader’s Digest, along with many other publications.
Mackey Advisors, The Prosperity People, is a multidisciplinary financial services firm serving the small to mid-size business community in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. The firm brings a diverse set of talents, including, CPA, PFS, CFP, MBA, Controller, Bookkeeper, Tax Specialist together using their unique, award winning process, The Prosperity Experience (TPE). TPE for Individuals and Couples helps clients builds a prosperity plan and coaches them to live into that plan throughout their lives. TPE for Business begins by buildinga strategic and financial plan for the business, and then coaches business owners to implement the plan using accountability, monitoring and predicting systems.
Mackey's passion is to support her clients in expanding their prosperity. These ideas are captured in her award-winning book: The Intersection of Joy and Money, namedMost Life-Changing Book andOutstanding Book of the Year byIndependent Publishers.
Mackey has the credentials to support her passion. She is a CPA, Personal Financial Specialist, Investment Advisor Representative and a certified Enneagram teacher. A native Georgian, Mackey graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia.
Professionally her honors include:
Mackey believes in and devotes a significant amount of her time to community service. She has held active and leadership roles in many business and civic organizations such as:
Mackey’s personal mission is to passionately expand prosperity in her community, in her life and in her relationships.
A founding principal of the firm, Martin’s interest in personal financial planning lead him to open the wealth management business. A decision to register with the SEC in 1985 and become an independent investment advisor laid the cornerstone for Treybourne Wealth Planners. Martin co-founded the accounting firm Sherman & Armbruster, LLP in 1982 but gradually withdrew from active involvement until selling his interest in 2018. Martin previously had worked for a regional CPA firm and had served as Controller of a Southside Indianapolis construction products company.
A 1971 graduate of the Latin School of Indianapolis, Martin earned a bachelor's degree at theUniversity of Notre Dame in 1975. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978, earned a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) designation in 1982, and was awarded aPersonal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation in 1995. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)and the Indiana CPA Society. In 2014, Martin was selected to join the All-Star Financial Group, a national association of distinguished CPA's who specialize in financial, tax and investment planning for high net worth clients. All-Star members area self-selected group of the Nation's top CPA Financial Advisors.
Martin has served as President of the Board of the Johnson County Community Foundation and President of the Board at Roncalli High School. He has served on parish finance committees at three Southside Indianapolis parishes and various not-for-profit organizations. He organized the St. Baldrick's Foundation fund-raising event in Indianapolis for eight years, raising in excess of $375,000 for children's cancer research. He currently serves as an investment consultant for the Johnson County Community Foundation. Martin enjoyed coaching his two sons in various sports and remains actively engaged in outdoor activities, including running, biking, hiking and golf. Martin is married to Carol K. Armbruster, PhD. Carol is an author and faculty member at Indiana University.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from California State University at Northridge in 1970 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1973. He received his Juris Doctor degree from West Los Angeles School of Law in 1979. He received the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation in 1999 from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), 1999 –present
AICPA 2007 PFP Distinguished Service Award recipient
Married with two children and 4 grandchildren. His daughter is a publicist in the entertainment industry and married to a computer specialist. His son is an independent Insurance agent, married to his high school sweetheart who is a marketing director for an international shopping center developer.
Established Professional Corporation in 1985 specializing in individual tax planning and compliance, estate planning and financial planning. In 1999, after receiving the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the AICPA and becoming a Independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), added investment advisory services and wealth management to the practice.
May, 2017 to present, we merged our practice into Squar Milner LLP. By doing this we have the opportunity to better serve our clients and offer more accounting services including wealth management. Michael is a principal in charge of Squar Milner Financial Services in the Encino office of Squar Milner.
Mitchell Freedman is the founder and President of M Freedman Co., Inc. an Accountancy Corporation, specializing in Multi-Family Office Services (Business Management) and Financial Counseling for performing and creative artists and individuals with complex and unique financial needs. He is founder and President of MFAC Financial Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) Firm. Mr. Freedman is a founding member and past vice president of The All-Star Financial Group, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University. Mr. Freedman is a licensed CPA in California and New York and an RIA. He earned the credential Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Mr. Freedman was recognized as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section of the AICPA. He was named by Worth magazine as one of the '250 Best Financial Advisors' in the United States for five consecutive years. Accounting Today named him as one of the ‘Top 100 Most Influential People’ in the accounting profession for two consecutive years. The same publication named him to three consecutive lists of 50 ‘Name$ to Know in Financial Planning.’ The San Fernando Valley Business Journal recognized Mr. Freedman as one of the ‘25 Top CPAs in the San Fernando Valley.’ He is a sought-after speaker, giving presentations throughout the United States and Canada before numerous groups on subjects related to tax, financial, investing, entertainment industry,Elder Care, and pre-and post-disaster planning subject matters. He has appeared on CNN, "Entertainment Tonight," BBC, and numerous other television and radio programs. Mr. Freedman has written articles for and been featured in many national news, accounting, financial planning, investment, business, and general interest publications. He taught a course in personal finance for California State University, Northridge and he was formerly an adjunct professor in accounting for the Adelphi University Graduate School ofBusiness.
Mr. Freedman is a member of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA). He is serving his fifth term on CalCPA’s governing Council and has served one term as Trustee of the California CPA Education Foundation, where he Chaired the Investment Committee. Mr. Freedman is a founder of and the Chair of the CalCPA Financial Literacy Committee. He is both a past Chair and past Co-chair of CalCPA's State PFP Committee and past Chair of CalCPA’s Communications Advisory Committee. Mr. Freedman currently serves as a member of the aforementioned committees. He also served on the planning committees for the Entertainment Industry, PFP, and Eldercare Conferences for the California CPA Education Foundation. Mr. Freedman is a member of the AICPA. He served for twelve years as a member of the AICPA and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Elder Care Task Force. He formerly served three-year terms each on the AICPA PFP Member Services Sub-committee and the AICPA PFP Executive Committee. Mr. Freedman has served on the Planning Committees and as a speaker for the AICPA Advanced PFP Conferences for five years.
Mr. Freedman co-authored both the Guide to Planning for Performing and Creative Artists and the Guide to Planning for Divorce, for the AICPA PFP Library. He edited Disaster Recovery, A Guide to Financial Issues, and Disasters and Financial Planning, a Guide for Preparedness, both distributed by the AICPA and the American Red Cross. In addition, he edited the AICPA continuing education course entitled "Tax Considerations for Professional Athletes and Entertainers.” Mr. Freedman was a panelist on an educational video entitled "The Financial Issues of Aging" and has moderated an educational video entitled "Effective Asset Protection Planning," both for the AICPA.
Mr. Freedman is a founder, past Chair, past Treasurer and a Director of California Jump$tart Coalition, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the financial literacy of California's youth. He is also serving his second term as Director, and had, for seven years served as Chair of the Budget/Finance Committee of Westlake Yacht Club (WYC). He currently sits on both the Budget/Finance and Risk Management Committees of WYC. Mr. Freedman is on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Communications Committee and member of the Scholarship Committee of the Westlakers, a community club which provides fellowship and raises funds for college scholarships for seniors at Westlake and Agoura High Schools in Southern California.
Robert G. Kuchner, CPA/PFS, is a Partner at Marks Paneth LLP. Mr. Kuchner serves a diverse spectrum of privately ownedcompanies and their owners as well as clients in the theater, media and entertainment industry. He also provides Business Management and Family Office services to a varied client base.
Further, his broad background also includes serving clients in the manufacturing, distribution, publishing, banking and finance, leasing and transportation industries, as well as professional services firms. He has been involved in many initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts and acquisition transactions as well as numerous consulting engagements.
He was the Managing Partner of Rosenberg, Neuwirth & Kuchner, CPAs, P.C., a Manhattan-based accounting firm that he founded in 1990. He played an active role in that firm’s growth and development until it combined with Marks Paneth LLP in 2013.
Prior to forming Rosenberg, Neuwrith & Kuchner, he was employed at a Big Four accounting firm where he served as the director of small business services for its middle market services group. During that time, he participated in a one-year rotation as a member of the professional standards review group, which was responsible for that firm's quality control.
Mr. Kuchner has been awarded the personal financial specialist (PFS) designation by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He is a member of The All-Star Financial Group, LLC, a national association of CPAs who specialize in financial and tax planning for clients with high-net-worth and/or unique circumstances.
Sheryl Rowling, CPA/PFS, is Principal of Rowling & Associates and Head of Rebalancing Solutions for Morningstar.
In her Morningstar role, Sheryl focuses on tax-efficient portfolio management strategies for Morningstar’s Total Rebalance Expert (software that she designed and ultimately sold to Morningstar) and serves as a subject-matter expert on tax-efficient investing, portfolio rebalancing, and advisor practice management.
Rowling has been named one of the nation’s top 250 financial advisors by Worthmagazine and was named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. In December 2016, InvestmentNewsnamed her to its list of 20 Icons & Innovators. She writes regular columns for the Advisors4Advisors.com, InvestmentNews, andSan Diego Jewish World.
Rowling holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration in finance from San Diego State University. She is the author of the book Tax and Wealth Strategies for Family Businesses(CCH, 2006) and, just recently, Your Financial Travel Guide To Life(Lulu, 2017). She is a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist.
Stephanie began her career as an auditor with RJ Pile, LLC in 1999 after graduating from theUniversity of Indianapoliswith a bachelor's degree in accounting. To pursue her interest in wealth management, she transitioned to RJP Investment Advisors, LLP, and co-founded WealthPoint Advisors, LLC, in 2009. Stephanie joined the business now named Treybourne Wealth Planners in 2010 as a principal.
She earned a CPA certification in 2002 and became a designated CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®)in 2005. She is a member of theAmerican Institute of CPAs (AICPA), theIndiana CPA Society, and theFinancial Planning Association (FPA). Always committed to excellence, Stephanie received the CPA High Grade Award, and the INCPAS 5 Under 35 Award.Stephanie is a member of The All-Star Financial Group, a national peer-selected group of fiduciary financial advisors.
Stephanie served on the Board of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House from 2011 -2016 and has been involved in theAlzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. She served as a leader for the Alzheimer's Association's largest fund-raiser,Memory Walk, from 2003-2009. She was the Walk chairperson in 2008. She also served as Treasurer of theIndianapolis Jazz Foundation. She is a member of Saint Barnabas. Stephanie lives on the south side of Indianapolis with her husband, Scott, and their boys, Sean and Steven. She loves being a boy mom. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks, Broadway musicals, ninja warrior training, and photography.
"Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now!"
Steve Strauss began his career as a CPA and in 1995, co-founded Droms Strauss Wealth Management. Steve is especially proud of the fact that Droms Strauss, which began as a means to provide financial planning and investment management for a small group of friends and accounting firm clients, has, through referrals from Droms Strauss clients, grown to be an organization serving clients across the United States, in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He believes that Droms Strauss has grown, not due to a focus on the growth of the business, but instead, because the firm has always focused on providing the highest level of service and advice to our clients.
For nearly two decades, Steve was an active member and innovator in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Personal Financial Planning Division. In 1993, Steve co-developed a personal financial planning software, PFP Partner that for many years was widely used by CPAs in providing personal financial planning services. Steve is a member and previously served as president of the All Star Financial Group, a national association of CPAs and other credentialed individuals specializing in financial, tax and investment planning and management for high and ultra-high net worth individuals. He has been named multiple times as a Five Star Wealth Manager by St. Louis Magazine.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a Master of Science in taxation from DePaul University. Steve has served on the Board of an Early Childhood Education organization and as Board President of his Temple.
After graduating from the University of Illinois with a BS in Accounting, Tracy started her financial career in a corporate setting, holding positions in audit, strategic planning, and operations financial management. She earned her MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in 1995, concentrating in finance and organization behavior.
From 1999 –2002 Tracy consulted with entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, operational effectiveness and efficiency, financial systems and employee benefits. Tracy became a Certified Financial Planner in 2002 and joined Private Vista, a prominent Chicago area financial planning firm to expand the areas of advice that she provides to her clients. Her clients include owners of closely held businesses, executives preparing for retirement, and families with multi-generational wealth plans. In 2019 Tracy transitioned her business to Treybourne Wealth Planners, Inc of Greenwood Indiana.
Tracy is an active alumnus of Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. She is also a member of the AICPA and the All-Star Financial group.
Tracy is past Chairman of the Board of Age Options, a 501c3 “Dedicated to Connecting Older Persons throughout Suburban Cook County with Resources and Options to Live Their Lives with Dignity”. Other charitable involvements include Make-a-Wish of Northern Illinois, Alzheimers Association of Illinois Planned Giving Advisory Board, and CPA's for the Public Interest.