MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK), a full service accounting, tax, assurance, and consulting firm announces that after 5 years in the CEO’s seat, Howard Lucas, CPA/ABV, Partner officially “passes the torch” to Sanford B. Horwitz, CPA, Partner.
“With a positive attitude everything falls into place—your clients, colleagues and your family.”
Howard led the firm for the past 5 years with strength, determination and foresight. Howard steered GSK through mergers and acquisitions, organic growth and has helped GSK ride the economic storm over the past few years all while honoring the Firm’s mission, vision, values and strategic plans. Howard will continue serving clients as an experienced advisor and will remain a part of the management committee of the firm.
Howard B. Lucas, CPA – Partner, “Sandy brings to the CEO position at GSK an incredible amount of energy, enthusiasm and managerial skills. He uses his tremendous sense of humor to bring difficult issues into proper prospective and gets the group working together for solutions with a smile on their faces.”
Sandy will continue to be a full-time practicing CPA in addition to his new post as CEO. Mr. Horwitz will bring a unique perspective as CEO—Sandy knows GSK—he joined the firm as an intern in 1979. He has been a key partner aiding in the firm’s growth and development through mergers and acquisitions and organic growth. Sandy’s plans as CEO include fostering an environment where all GSK employees continue to exceed their greatest potential; further enhancing the delivery of tax minimization and compliance services and assurance services through the use of top-level technology; and securing the foundation for the next generation of the Firm to serve the next generation of clients.
Sanford B. Horwitz, CPA – Partner, “With a positive attitude everything falls into place—your clients, colleagues and your family.”
Michael B. Goldstein, CPA – Partner, “34 Years ago Sandy, a graduate from the University of Georgia, became our youngest intern. Six years later he became the first intern to become a partner in our firm as well as the youngest partner ever in our Firm’s history. At that point the Firm had five partners and within a year one partner died unexpectedly, a second retired and a third left public accounting leaving Sandy and myself in charge of running a major accounting practice with offices in Homestead and Miami, Florida. From the beginning, I always knew that Sandy was destined to become an outstanding professional. Having the unique experience to not just get along fabulously well with clients, but with perspective clients, attorneys, bankers, our staff and our fellow CPAs in the community. Words cannot describe or do justice to what it means to me personally, and our firm as a whole, to have Sanford B. Horwitz as our new leader.”
Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK) is a full service assurance, accounting, and consulting firm in domestic and international finance, tax, accounting, and management advisory services. For more information please visit www.gskcpas.com.