Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mitchell & Titus' New CEO Plans to Expand

Mitchell & Titus LLP, the largest U.S. minority-controlled accounting, audit, tax and business advisory firm, has a new CEO, Anthony "Tony" Kendall, and an aggressive three-year expansion plan.

Kendall, currently vice chairman of client services and managing partner of the New York office, will take over when firm founder Bert N. Mitchell retires at the end of the year. Mitchell will be chairman of the board until 2010.

The firm is looking to double its staff of 150 to help it grow into new markets, a company source says. “We’re looking for experienced hires from managers to partners and we’re looking for individuals who demonstrate that they can excel at accounting at the entry level,” the source says.

While the firm is minority-controlled, that doesn’t mean it’s not diverse. “We have so many cultures here,” the source says. “Mitchell & Titus is open to anyone working here. We’re always looking for the best and brightest, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a member of a minority.”

Because the firm is a member of the Ernst & Young Global Limited network, Mitchell & Titus employees have more global opportunities than their counterparts at similar sized firms, the source adds.

Kendall is a certified public accountant licensed in several states, and a certified fraud examiner. He's president of the Binghamton University Alumni Association. He also works with Project Renewal, Inc., the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, the Queens Cadet Corporation and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants' Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Program.

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