Dembo Jones has announced that three Directors will become shareholders of the firm, effective January 1, 2022.
Michael Brown specializes in accounting and CPA advisory services for Dembo Jones’ government contracting clients and says the firm’s emphasis on personal service makes it his “perfect home.” Michael is co-team leader of the firm’s government contracting industry group and a member of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF). Outside of work, Michael spends as much time as possible with his wife, two children, and two “crazy” cats. He received a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Finance, both from the University of Maryland.
In addition to his focus on not-for-profit work, Josh Dzyak has shaped the evolution of Dembo Jones’ client advisory services department — offering clients a variety of outsourced accounting services from bookkeeping to CFO-level guidance. Josh received B.A. degrees in Accounting and Business as well as an M.B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s University. He serves as treasurer of Bradford Preparatory School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Josh and his wife Nina had their first child in May of 2020 and have another on the way.
Self-described “tax geek” Cheryl Finkelstein is known for her teaching and mentorship efforts on behalf of her colleagues. Her specialties include high-net-worth individuals, fiduciaries, trusts, not-for-profits, and professional service corporations. Cheryl cites Dembo Jones’ work-life balance as an important contributor to her professional success. She trains in taekwondo with her children and was recently awarded her black belt. Cheryl received her B.A. from the University of Maryland.
“Cheryl, Josh, and Michael have shown extraordinary leadership and visibility across the firm, business development, staff development, and, of course, client service,” said Co-CEO Brent Croghan. “These efforts have been recognized and appreciated. We look forward to their continued growth and success in their new roles.”