KerberRose Announces New Shareholders

Published Monday, January 6, 2020

KerberRose is pleased to announce several new Shareholders, effective Jan. 1, 2020. New Shareholders are: Krisztina Dommer, CPA, governmental accounting and auditing; Mary Horton, CPA, small business and individual tax and accounting; Melissa Olsen, PHR/SHRM-CP, human resources; Greg Pitel, CPA, state and local government auditing; Anthony Powers, AIF/CFP/CRPS, wealth management; and Mike Stratman, CPA, tax and business advising.


Krisztina Dommer, CPA, will transition from Senior Manager in the Shawano office to Shareholder. Dommer has more than 15 years of governmental accounting and auditing experience and has been with KerberRose for one year.


Dommer credits her decision to partner with KerberRose to the company’s culture: “KerberRose’s culture and core values mirror my personal values, making this opportunity a good match. I am committed to ensuring the core values of KerberRose are upheld as I interact with all KerberRose team members and clients. I am thrilled for this next chapter in my professional career!”


Mary Horton, CPA, will be promoted to Shareholder from Senior Manager in the Sister Bay location. Horton specializes in providing tax and accounting services for small businesses and individuals, and has been part of the KerberRose team for 10 years.


“KerberRose’s family-like culture and team environment make my partnership with the firm feel like home. In my years with KerberRose, I have been given the opportunity to increase my involvement in my community, which I have found very rewarding. As a member of the KerberRose team, I have been given the ability to learn and grow professionally in many ways,” said Horton.


Previously the Human Resources Manager of KerberRose, Melissa Olsen, PHR/SHRM-CP, will become KerberRose’s Shareholder-in-Charge of Human Resources. During her five years with KerberRose, Olsen has empowered employees to rise within their profession and engage in company culture, while also providing human resource-focused consulting services to local businesses.


Olsen views the inclusion of a Human Resources Professional on the Shareholder team as “a testament to KerberRose’s commitment to firm culture and employee experience.”


“KerberRose strives to create a work environment of open communication, support and trust. A place where teamwork is encouraged, hard work rewarded and every employee makes a difference,” Olsen commented on KerberRose’s culture.


Also joining KerberRose as Shareholder in Shawano is Greg Pitel, CPA. Pitel has 15 years of state and local government audit and advisory experience, and specializes in providing services to governmental entities.


“I am excited to join KerberRose as our commitment to people — both within our Firm and in our client relationships — aligns with what I believe is a recipe for success,” Pitel said.

Anthony Powers, AIF/CFP/CRPS, president of KerberRose Wealth Management, will also become a Shareholder. Powers has more than 20 years of experience in finance and tax and has a long relationship with the firm. He said, “Something unique is that I started working for the firm when I was 7 or 8 years old. I cleaned the Shawano office in high school, and worked for the Firm doing tax preparation after college.


“I chose to partner with KerberRose because I believe that investments and taxes can’t be looked at individually and clients are best served coordinating their investment and tax strategies; an investment firm partnering with an accounting firm allows experts from both aspects of a client’s financial life to work together, which makes their life easier,” Powers said of expanding his partnership with KerberRose.


Lastly, Mike Stratman, CPA, will transition from his current position as Senior Manager in Green Bay to Shareholder. A member of the KerberRose team for the last three years, Stratman has worked in public accounting for more than 20 years.


Throughout his career, Stratman says he has enjoyed his opportunity to work with closely held businesses from a variety of industries as a consultant on tax, accounting, payroll, and business planning. 


Stratman stated, “I found KerberRose to be filled with welcoming, helpful colleagues dedicated to helping clients thrive. I am proud to be a part of the team and look forward to continuing to uphold KerberRose’s values of integrity, honesty, and community involvement.”


KerberRose is a Wisconsin certified public accounting firm specializing in auditing, accounting, business strategy and human resource consulting, wealth management and technology consulting. KerberRose was listed on Inside Public Accounting’s Top 300 Firms in 2019. With more than 160 professional staff members and offices in Antigo, Clintonville, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Rhinelander, Shawano, Sister Bay, Stevens Point, and Wausau; KerberRose is a trusted business advisor, combining the expertise of a leading regional firm with the convenience, familiarity and passion of a local provider.