Newsletters: What’s new at Crowe BGK?

Date: October, 2015


On the heels of completing a rebrand at the beginning of July we have two more announcements that we are very excited about.


Connolly & McNamara Chartered Accountants joined Crowe BGK effective August 4, 2015


We are pleased to announce the expansion of our accounting practice in Ottawa with the addition of Connolly & McNamara Chartered Accounts. This merger nearly doubles the size of our Kanata operation to 30 employees and 4 partners.

We began our Kanata operation in 2005 and this merger grows our existing talent to support our client base.  Our merger with Connolly & McNamara represents the combination of two highly respected firms in the community. We share the same purpose of providing the highest quality of service to our clients by attracting top talent and nurturing their expertise with a diverse client portfolio that consists of daily interaction and guidance by our partners.

Michael McCrann, Managing Partner at the Ottawa division of Crowe BGK has maintained a longstanding connection with Gary Connolly and Rob McNamara. We are excited to grow the footprint of Crowe BGK in the Ottawa region. We have had several opportunities to grow our team with other firms; it was only with Connolly & McNamara we felt it was a true extension of our value system – professionalism, service excellence and integrity.

Connolly & McNamara has enjoyed 25 years of serving individuals and owner managed businesses in and around the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Joining Crowe BGK will allow Connolly & McNamara to expand their expertise and depth of service to their clientele. Client success has always been at the core of Connolly & McNamara.By joining Crowe BGK they can confidently offer expanded services to their clients while maintaining the prompt attention with personalized service they have grown accustom to.

In September 2015, Crowe BGK welcomes Mr. Bruno Ciolfi and Mr. Luc Picard


We are pleased to announce Bruno Ciolfi, Senior Advisor, and Luc Picard, Leader, U.S. Tax Services joined Crowe BGK in September 2015.

A recently retired banker, Mr. Ciolfi has enjoyed a long and distinguished career spanning 36 years at TD Bank in various leadership roles within commercial banking. He is known for his strong business development skills and for his relentless focus on growing market share. Bruno will be a great addition to our firm; he is a great leader in the community and will be instrumental in helping us grow our practice in the local market. Mr. Ciolfi will be focusing on business development and consulting at Crowe BGK.

Mr. Picard comes to Crowe BGK with 19 years of experience in Big 4 firms and 3 years at a multinational manufacturer applying his US Tax trade for most of this time. He is known and recognized for his technical and yet pragmatic approach to US and cross-border tax issues faced by his clients. Luc will be instrumental in leading and building the US Tax Services division to further expand the suite of services that Crowe BGK is offering to its present and future clients.

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