Friedman LLP kicked off the New Year by promoting several into key leadership positions and appointing four new partners.

Bruce Madnick, who served as Friedman’s managing partner for more than 25 years, has been appointed chief executive officer. And Jeff Agranoff moved up as chief operating officer.

[IMGCAP(1)] [IMGCAP(2)]Harriet Greenberg and Frederick Berk were promoted to co-managing partners. "I am honored to serve as a co-managing partner, especially as our firm continues to grow and strengthen. Our executive leadership team will be in excellent hands with Bruce Madnick's continued stewardship as CEO, while Fred Berk and I work together in our co-management roles," Greenberg said in a statement. “I’m also very pleased that we have such a capable COO in Jeff Agranoff.”

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Prior to her promotion, Greenberg sat down with Accounting Today in the Women in Accounting video series to discuss how firms can balance out the partnership gender gap among women and men (see Women in Accounting: Unbalanced Partnership).

"The new generation of leaders will continue Friedman LLP’s development and maturation,” Berk added. “Our carefully crafted succession plan puts our firm in a very healthy position moving forward.

The current management team is extremely capable and poised to provide an excellent future for the firm.

Madnick will continue to guide the firm and support the management responsibilities of Greenberg and Berk. “Harriet and Fred are terrific leaders, and I could not ask for better successors,” said Madnick. “I look forward to continuing to guide our firm’s expansion while we remain committed to providing best-in-class client service and senior-level expertise.”

In addition, the firm appointed four of their senior accounting professionals to partner: Diane Gitto (Linwood, NJ office); Jerald Jacobik (New York City office); Seth Marin (Long Island office); and Justin Van Fleet (Marlton office).

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