Mazars USA announces new N.J. leadership

Mazars USA LLP announced Wednesday some leadership changes at the firm’s New Jersey base.

The New York-based accounting, tax and consulting firm said Partner Paula Ferreira will succeed Michael Coletti as the New Jersey office managing partner.

Michael Coletti will succeed Kathryn Byrne as the Manufacturing & Distribution Practice leader.

Both changes will be effective on Sept. 1.

“We are committed to providing leadership that achieves our People, Business and Growth goals.  Paula’s knowledge of the New Jersey office and market, as well as her people skills, make her well positioned to lead as the OMP as we continue to expand our presence in the state. And Michael is well positioned to lead the M&D group, providing added value to clients in an era of economic volatility, while driving growth for our firm,” Victor Wahba, chairman and CEO, Mazars USA, said.

Ferreira has more than 20 years of experience in tax planning and business consulting services. In addition to her new role, she will continue to serve as the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Business Services leader.

Coletti has 20 years of experience in advisory, audit, accounting and tax services, Mazars said, specializing in the food and beverage and consumer products industries.

The firm also said Robert Kastenschmidt, partner and national consulting advisory practice leader, was named its new global consulting leader as of July 1. Kastenschmidt, who has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and management consulting services, will serve as a member of both the Global Sectors and Services Team and the Global Leadership Team.

“As a firm, we consider consulting a critical growth area,” Kastenschmidt said. “Leading the expansion of this practice and being able to contribute to the success of both Mazars USA and Mazars Group is a real honor. Client complexity, needs and engagement size continue to increase, creating tremendous synergies between these two leadership roles. I’m excited to be adding value for such a wide range of clients and working with so many exceptional professionals around the world.”