[IMGCAP(1)]Buffalo-based firm Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs announced the next step in its succession strategy, with current vice chairman Ronald J. Soluri due to succeed Robert M. Glaser as the firm's managing director on May 1.

 

Soluri will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of Freed Maxick, while Glaser will remain as chairman of the board, continuing to guide the strategic direction of the firm, including mergers and acquisitions, client relations, and oversight of the firm's Alternative Practice Structure relationship with RSM McGladrey. 

"I'm excited about this opportunity," Soluri said. "The transition will be seamless and we're going to continue to do great things for our clients. Our firm has a proud history serving clients in our communities across New York State, and I'm honored that I have the opportunity to help shape our course." 

Soluri joined Freed Maxick as a staff accountant in 1973 and was elected director in 1983. He is involved in litigation support, acquisitions, sales and contract negotiations, tax, accounting and auditing engagements.    

[IMGCAP(2)]"The firm's succession plan has been developing for several years," said Glaser. "Now is the time to turn over the day-to-day operations to Ron, which will allow me to focus on longer-term strategies for the firm and our clients."

 

In his 20 years as managing director, Glaser presided over an expansion of Freed Maxick that saw revenues triple and the firm become one of the Top 100 Firms in the country, with over 250 employees across upstate New York, and offices in Buffalo, Batavia and Rochester.

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