As the East Brunswick-based accounting firm WilkinGuttenplan celebrates its 40th anniversary and reflects on its transformative history, it is also announcing Daniel Fiorentino as its new managing partner.
He will assume the role effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Ed Guttenplan, the current managing partner, will remain a valued member of leadership. Fiorentino, who started as an intern with WG in 2005, has excelled in various leadership roles within the firm. With a proven track record of driving growth and a genuine appreciation for the firm’s culture, he is poised to lead WG into a new era of success.
“We are incredibly proud to celebrate 40 years,” Guttenplan said. “What started as a dream has evolved into a global force that continues to drive innovation and positively impact our clients, employees and the industry as a whole.”
Founded in September 1983 by Ed Guttenplan and Ed Wilkin, what began as a visionary idea has evolved into a full-service powerhouse with 150 employees across multiple states and a footprint that stretches across the globe. Guided by the principle of doing things differently, “the Eds” created a firm with a culture that valued employees and fostered an environment of innovation and transformation.
When asked about this vision, Guttenplan said, “We knew we wanted to create a different environment, where candid communication was valued, creativity and innovation was encouraged and an unwavering commitment was made to the people who are part of the firm.”
With a small team and a handful of clients, the founders stepped out on a leap of faith.
Reflecting on those early years, Wilkin said: “We were in the right place at the right time with a niche nobody else knew existed — the condominium association industry. We had a solid group of clients. The area’s condo construction industry was booming, and we got three or more clients weekly. We started getting other work, meeting other professionals, expanding our network and diversifying our client base. It was a great foundation.”
Over the past four decades, WG has achieved extraordinary success by expanding its services into 12 industries, merging and acquiring other firms, launching international operations and introducing a modern and fresh rebrand that better embodied the firm’s culture and future.
Today, WilkinGuttenplan is positioned in the industry as a trusted partner and employer of choice. It has consistently delivered innovative solutions, leveraging its expertise to guide clients through complex financial landscapes.
“We are delighted to celebrate 40 years of commitment to our clients, employees and the communities we serve. This milestone is a testament to our team’s dedication, talent and hard work, as well as the trust and loyalty of our clients,” Wilkin said.