KerberRose Announces New Shareholders

KerberRose is pleased to announce several new Shareholder promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2022. New Shareholders are: Peter Brunner, CPA, business valuations; Deann Faubel, CPA, small business and individual tax and accounting; Lucas Koenig, technology; Brad Kruger, CPA, small business and individual tax and accounting; Andy Mathes, CPA, small business and individual tax and accounting; Christopher Olson, CPA, small business and individual tax and accounting; Melissa Schwartz, CPA, small business and individual tax and accounting; and Melanie Stellmacher, CPA, small business and individual tax and accounting.

Previously a Senior Manager in the Green Bay office, Peter Brunner, CPA has more than 15 years’ experience in public accounting and more than nine years with the Firm. He specializes in business valuations, as well as tax and consulting services for small-to-medium size businesses, and is also actively involved in KerberRose’s Business Development and Business Valuation committees.

Deann Faubel, CPA, will transition from Senior Manager to Shareholder in the Appleton office. Deann has more than 25 years of accounting experience, and focuses her expertise on financial statements, tax planning and preparation, and consulting services to businesses and individuals.

Lucas Koenig is Chief Technology Officer and Head of KerberRose Technology in the Shawano office. Lucas has been with the firm for seven years and has more than 16 years of experience in the technology field. He specializes in managing and implementing technology solutions for KerberRose and small- to mid-sized businesses.

New to the firm in 2020, Brad Kruger, CPA, joined KerberRose with nearly 15 years’ experience. Located in Stevens Point, Brad will transition from Senior Manager to Shareholder, specializing in providing tax and consulting services to small-to-medium size businesses.

Based in the Oshkosh office as a Senior Manager, Andy Mathes, CPA, has nearly 15 years’ experience and has been with KerberRose for seven years. Andy specializes in tax, SALT, and provides tax and consulting services to small-to-medium sized businesses. He is also active on several KerberRose committees.

Christopher (Chris) Olson, CPA, joined KerberRose three years ago in the Wausau office and has nearly 15 years’ experience providing tax and consulting services to small- to medium-sized businesses. Previously a Senior Manager, Chris leads the KerberRose Tax Committee and is very active throughout the year communicating tax news to staff and clients.

Currently a Manager in the Appleton office, Melissa Schwartz, CPA, has more than 20 years’ experience in public accounting with expertise in tax, accounting and payroll. Melissa also leads KerberRose’s construction industry team.

Melanie Stellmacher, CPA, transitions from Senior Manager in the Oshkosh office. Melanie has more than 15 years’ experience in public accounting focusing on tax and consulting services to small-to-medium size businesses, as well as serving as Oshkosh Office Leader.

“Staff members look to Shareholders for direction, strategy and embodiment of the KerberRose Way,’” says Mike Ruby, CPA and Managing Shareholder. “Helping our clients and staff be successful is our mission, and each of these elected Shareholders upholds this mission and our values on a daily basis. These talented individuals always have the best interests of clients in mind and take the time to develop, teach and encourage their teams. I am confident this next wave of leadership will continue to propel KerberRose forward and elevate our standards of quality client service.”

KerberRose is a certified public accounting firm specializing in accounting, tax, audit, wealth management, payroll, business strategy and human resource consulting, and technology services. KerberRose was listed on Inside Public Accounting’s Top 200 Firms in 2021. With more than 200 professional staff members and offices in Antigo, Appleton, Clintonville, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Rhinelander, Shawano, Sister Bay, Stevens Point, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, and Marquette, MI; KerberRose is a trusted business advisor, combining the expertise of a leading regional firm with the convenience, familiarity and passion of a local provider. To learn more about KerberRose, visit www.kerberrose.com.

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