WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), a national top-ranking public accounting firm, has announced the promotion of three senior managers to the position of partner. Ryan Babiak, Joseph Cassano and Shawn P. Gillon are the newest partners to join the firm’s growing corporate leadership team, effective July 1.
“Ryan, Joe and Shawn represent a new generation of firm partners who embody our enduring company values and Withum Way traditions,” said Bill Hagaman, managing partner and CEO. “Collectively and individually, they represent passion, innovation, community and strength for their profession, clients, colleagues and peers. We congratulate each on this pinnacle of professional achievement.”
Ryan Babiak, based in the firm’s Whippany office and a resident of Hillsborough, specializes in accounting for income taxes, federal and multi-state income tax for business entities, equity-based compensation and U.S. international taxation. He also is a member of the firm’s Start-Up and Emerging Growth Technology Services Group. A CPA in the State of New Jersey, Babiak earned his Master’s of Accountancy/Taxation from Rutgers University and a B.S. in accounting from Ramapo College of New Jersey. In addition, he is a member of the AICPA and NJCPA.
Joseph Cassano is based in Withum’s New York City office, where he specializes in financial reporting, tax and accounting services for hedge fund clients and also has experience working with domestic and offshore investment funds, fund-of-funds vehicles, investment advisors and related management entities. A 14-year industry veteran, the Aberdeen resident serves a diverse roster of clients as a member of the firm’s Financial Services/Alternative Investments Group, including broker-dealers, private equity groups and hedge funds. A graduate of Pace University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in public accounting, he is a CPA in New York and New Jersey and a member of the AICPA NJCPA and NYSSCPA.
Shawn Gillon, who is based in the firm’s East Brunswick office and resides in Hamilton, is a CPA with over 15 years of experience focusing on auditing, accounting and consulting services. A member of the firm’s Insurance Services Team, he works with an array of insurance companies and captives. He also serves a variety of clients in the real estate and not-for-profit sectors. He is a member of the AICPA, NJCPA and Society of Insurance Financial Management, and is a CPA in the States of New Jersey and New York. In addition, Gillon earned his B.S. in accounting from New York University.
The three new partners join an impressive corporate leadership team at Withum comprised of more than 120 partners. Established in 1974, Withum is a national top-ranking public accounting firm providing advisory, tax and audit services to businesses and individuals on a local-to-global scale. Withum also is a member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers committed to assisting clients to build and expand globally.