Dedicated professionalism

With more than 50 combined years of
accounting and consulting experience, Mark Goldfarb and Gary Shamis serve as managing directors of SS&G
Financial Services, a growing full-service
accounting and business consulting firm.

Founded in 1968 as a two-man company,
the firm has expanded to include more than
350 employees and now has offices in Akron,
Cleveland (Solon and Westlake), Columbus,
Cincinnati and Erlanger, Ky.

Throughout the years, the company has
faced several challenges, including growing
the firm in a declining economic region.
Goldfarb and Shamis realized several years
ago they had to implement an innovative plan
to create opportunity and growth.

Their first business strategy was developing
nontraditional service niches to set their firm
apart from the competition. SS&G broadened its offerings to include payroll processing, wealth management, retirement plan
design and administration, business valuation and litigation
counseling, human
resource and technology consulting, and a
specialty tax practice.
Five years ago, the
firm began to focus
on industry niches as
well. The success of
these practices laid
the foundation for the
firm’s future growth.

When it comes to hiring great people, SS&G
wanted to be considered a destination
employer. To attract talent, Goldfarb and
Shamis decided to offer competitive benefits
and employee stock ownership programs. As
a result, the firm has won several awards and
has a low turnover rate.

Last year, Goldfarb and Shamis spear-headed the transformation of SS&G into a
next-generation company by working with
nationally recognized consultants to survey staff, educate senior management and implement a forward-thinking plan.

SS&G’s leaders also encourage employees
to support local charities. During the past
decade, the company has raised over
$250,000 with an annual golf outing that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. SS&G professionals donate time and serve on the
boards of over 500 nonprofits collectively.

HOW TO REACH: SS&G Financial Services, (330) 668-9696
and (440) 248-8787 or