Richey May & Co Expands Alt. Investment Group

Aug 11 2014 | 9:20am ET

Richey May & Co, an accounting firm serving the financial services industries, has made three senior hires.

Daniel O’Connor, Stephen Vlasak and Jonathan Sharon have been hired to lead the firm's alternative investment practice group.

“The addition of these individuals reflects our ongoing commitment to provide an outstanding level of service as our alternative investment client base grows and as we focus on the middle market,” said Ken Richey, managing partner of Richey May, in a statement. “We are pleased to be adding such talented executives to enhance and broaden our growing alternative investment team of professionals.”
 
O’Connor is an audit partner and alternative investment service line leader with specializations in domestic and offshore hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate, private equity, REIT’s, broker dealers, '40 Act funds, commodity pools and asset/mortgage backed securities partnerships.  O’Connor is experienced in dealing with a variety of investment strategies and products, such as long and short securities, debt and structured credit instruments, swaps, commodities and futures, and private investments.
 
Vlasak is an audit senior manager and director of business development advising clients on initial organizational structure, audit processes, the management of operational matters, and regulatory needs. As the director of business development, Vlasak is responsible for expanding the existing client base and developing new client relationships specifically with hedge, private equity and venture capital funds.
 
Jonathan Sharon joined Richey May as a tax director specializing in the taxation of alternative investment vehicles such as hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds. Sharon is also experienced in consulting with clients and attorneys on fund tax issues including fund formation and structuring, taxation of financial products, and tax law changes.
 
Richey May has provided audit and tax services to the alternative investment industry for over 25 years. The firm has hired 14 professionals year-to-date, including five at the manager level or above.


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