KLR Announces Leadership Transition
Alan Litwin will step aside as Managing Director and CEO
and Paul Oliveira will succeed him as Chief Executive Officer.
New England, KLR announced today that after 40 years, Alan H. Litwin, Managing Director and CEO, will be stepping aside as Managing Director at the end of 2022. He will continue a role with the company, working on strategic opportunities and assisting firm leadership with the overall direction of the business. The Shareholders have elected Paul Oliveira, CPA, as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2023.
“On Behalf of the Partners and KLR’s 280 employees, we thank Alan for his leadership, direction and mentorship over his more than four decades with KLR”, said Michael Tousignant, KLR’s Executive Vice President.
Paul Oliveira added, “Alan has been a tireless advocate for driving improvement in the business. KLR is stronger today because of Alan’s dedication and leadership. KLR is well positioned to continue to deliver value for our clients and develop strong career paths for our colleagues. I look forward to working with Alan and senior leadership on this transition and I am honored to continue to build on KLR’s success.”
“I am excited to turn over the leadership of the firm to Paul and a very talented senior leadership team who I am confident will do a phenomenal job in in growing and diversifying the company,” said Alan Litwin. “Our position as the 80th largest CPA firm in the nation provides the company a great platform for future success.”
A steadfast and strategic leader, Alan has guided KLR since 1983. During his tenure, he played a significant role in transforming KLR from a two-person accounting and tax firm to a global business advisory group generating significant gross revenue growth across six offices (including an international office in Switzerland). Alan has been instrumental in the evolution of KLR and the Firm’s growth strategy including many acquisitions and the development of market leading services that our clients need. Alan was also responsible for guiding and mentoring many colleagues on building successful career paths within KLR and in the business community.
Alan was greatly involved with all new business enterprises including the formation of KLR’s affiliate companies, KLR Executive Search Group, KLR Outsourcing, Envision Technology Advisors, and KLR Wealth Management. He was at the helm for the adoption and growth of the Firm’s unique practice areas such as Cyber Security, Emerging and Startup, Transaction Advisory, Private Client Services, and International Tax.
Alan’s community service is legendary. He has given his time, resources, and guidance to charitable and business concerns that affect KLR, our clients and the community at large. Alan is also a resource to state and national business and political leaders about the impact legislation has on businesses, business owners and the public. He looks forward to continuing to do so, as well as volunteering with several charitable and business organizations.
KLR is a New England Regional Public Accounting Firm that is ranked among the Top 100 firms in the United States. From its seven office locations in Boston, Lausanne, Pawtucket, Providence, Newport, Waltham & Shanghai, the 280+ person firm provides assurance, tax, and business advisory services to private and publicly-held companies throughout the United States and abroad. KLR is a member of Leading Edge Alliance Global, the 2nd largest international professional association of independently-owned accounting, financial, and business advisory firms.