BerryDunn has merged with Massachusetts-based Rodman CPAs. As of July 1, the combined firm has conducted its business as BerryDunn.
Combining Rodman, which has about 40 employees, with BerryDunn’s 400-plus employees makes the firm among the largest CPA firms headquartered in New England.
Rodman CPAs was founded in 1961 and noted, in a press release, that it had experienced steady growth over the past 58 years.
“We decided to seek a merger with another firm because we believe that a larger organization will allow us to provide a wider array of services and more depth. A larger organization will also mean our associates will benefit from additional career opportunities,” says Steven Rodman, principal in charge of BerryDunn’s Waltham office. “We chose BerryDunn for the values we share of great client service and a commitment to attracting, developing, and retaining the highest quality people.”
Five Rodman partners will become BerryDunn Principals. Included are Steve Rodman, Kathy Parker, Bob Leonard, Mark Minassian, and Leah Shanahan.
BerryDunn’s Managing Partner, John Chandler, said, “This business combination fits perfectly with our strategic expansion, increasing our ability to serve the greater Boston market. Most of BerryDunn’s growth has come organically from great client service and referrals. For a merger to be right for us, we look for a partner firm that adds value beyond numbers. We are excited by the new team members and capabilities that will perfectly complement ours. In addition to a healthy tax practice, Rodman brings a nationally recognized renewable energy expertise and a unique, concierge model of accounting outsourcing that will expand how we can serve our client base.”
Picture above, from the left are: Steven Rodman, principal in charge of BerryDunn’s Waltham office and BerryDunn’s Managing Partner, John Chandler.