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Gary S. Shamis, CPA, M.Acc.
Managing Director, SS&G
As managing director, Mr. Shamis is responsible for the day-to-day management of SS&G and its entities.
With 30 years of accounting and consulting experience, Mr. Shamis is an invaluable adviser to national firms on topics ranging from Sarbanes-Oxley to practice management issues. Mr. Shamis founded and is chairman emeritus of The Leading Edge Alliance, the third largest international association of accounting firms. He is also a founder and partner in The Advisory Board, an innovative think-tank for leaders of CPA firms, and the host of the Winning Is Everything Conference, the most recognized and attended practice management conference for some of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country.
In 2008, Mr. Shamis, along with his SS&G partner, Mark Goldfarb, received the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He recently co-authored his first book, How to Manage Your Accounting Practice: Taking Your Firm from Chaos to Consensus. He was also recently named to CPA Practice Advisor's 2012 Top 25 Thought Leader in Public Accounting Technology. Mr. Shamis currently serves on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League and the CPA Practice Management Forum. He is chairperson of North Coast Community Homes Inc., Hillel at Kent State University and Cleveland Jewish News. And, Mr. Shamis was recently appointed to the board of trustees for the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.
He earned his Master of Accountancy from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor of Science from Tulane University.
Mr. Shamis is the Chair of the JumpStart Board's Finance & Audit committee.