Name: Gerry Golub
Title/Position: Managing Partner, Retired
Company: Goldstein Golub Kessler LLP
Chapter: New York
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Holding the positions as the managing partner and chairman of the executive committee of the Goldstein Golub Kessler organization from July, 1981 to January, 2007, Gerry Golub has led the firm through a period of impressive growth and expansion. GGK has been recognized as being the 5th largest firm in the New York area. In addition to creating an atmosphere that generates significant internal growth, he broadened the firm's capabilities by merging and attracting talented individuals from firms specializing in international tax and accounting matters, financial services, healthcare consulting, real estate and technology. In July 1998, he led the firm through the merger with American Express Tax and Business Services and became Chairman of that division. Then, in 2005 the division was sold to RSM McGladrey, a 1.1 billion dollar professional services firm.
His dedication to client service and professional excellence set the standard for the firm.
Born in Brooklyn, graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn College, Mr. Golub did his graduate work at Bernard Baruch College. From 1961-1967, he was associated with David W. Katz & Co. In 1968, he formed his own firm under the name of Gerald L Golub & Company. In 1971, he merged into Goldstein Golub Kessler & Company.
On the international side, Gerry was a founding member of GMN International. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors Executive Committee of Nexia International, an international network of affiliated accounting and consulting firms located in 90 countries throughout the world and then was affiliated with RSM International an even larger international network. Mr. Golub's international relationships stretch around the world to assist clients wherever the need may arise.
Having served a broad base of clients across most industry lines, Mr. Golub has been instrumental in the purchase and sale of businesses. He has assisted with lease negotiations, mergers, real estate purchases and sales, as well as obtaining bank, venture capital and other private and public financing for clients.
He has served as Vice President, Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, the Finance Committee and the Professional Liability Insurance Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants ("NYSSCPA") and currently serves on the Quality Enhancement Policy Committee.
In 2002 he was honored by the Anti-Defamation League with their Americanism Award. In 1995, he was awarded the American ORT Professional Achievement Award. In 1993, he was appointed as the General Chairman, Anti-Defamation League - Accountants, Factors and Finance Division, a continuing position. In 1982, he was honored by the American Jewish Congress for his outstanding professional achievements. In 1988, he was the recipient of the Brandeis University Distinguished Community Service Award. In 1989, he received the Distinguished Professional Award from the Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center. He is a frequent lecturer at New York colleges and universities as well as a judge at several business schools entrepreneurial award functions.
Former Vice President and Treasurer of the NYSSCPA. Former member of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the NYSSCPA. Current member of the NYS Society of CPAs Quality Enhancement Policy Committee, Managing Partner Committee and Professional Liability Insurance Committee. Former member or chairman of various other committees and leader of a variety of task forces at the NYSSCPA. Former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Major Firms Managing Partners Group.
Member of the American Institute and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Listed in the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting – continuously from 1994 through 2000 and 2003. (8 times)
Founding member of GMN International. Former member of the Board of Directors Executive Committee of Nexia International, a worldwide network of accounting, tax and consulting firms.
Former General Chairman, Anti-Defamation League - Accountants, Factors and Finance Division.
Co-Chairman of the Stuyvesant High School Wall of Fame Project and Member of the National Leadership Council of the Campaign for Stuyvesant.
Member of the Board of Trustees of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Westchester Chapter, the Board of Directors of ZBT Foundation, Member of the Lincoln Center Business Council, the Board of Directors of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Accountants Club of America and the CEO Club. Member of the Board of Trustees White Plains Performing Arts Center, Former Board Member of CAMICO Insurance Co. and ALAC Insurance Co.
Road Captain and Historian for the White Plains Harley Owners Group.