PKF O’Connor Davies Hires Michael Stellwagen as Partner
Recognized financial services leader to enhance Firm’s advisory capabilities and reflect continued investment in top-tier talent
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, today announced that it has hired Michael Stellwagen as Partner. A senior financial and operational executive, Stellwagen brings over 30 years of hands-on, C-suite experience to his new role supporting the Firm’s Financial Services practice. His hiring expands the Firm’s deep bench of financial services experts, who regularly advise clients on matters of asset management, capital markets, broker-dealers, insurance, real estate and digital assets.
“PKF O’Connor Davies has become synonymous with top-notch professionals and expertise-driven solutions. Michael is an exceptional addition to the team who will contribute immensely to our tradition of excellence,” said Kevin J. Keane, Executive Chairman at PKF O’Connor Davies. “His wealth of experience, informed perspective and passion for client service will lead him to have an immediately positive impact on our Financial Services practice and our Firm as a whole. I’m excited to welcome him to the PKF O’Connor Davies family.”
With over three decades of demonstrated leadership in the private equity, hedge fund and investment management areas, Stellwagen will focus his efforts on leading the delivery of the Firm’s multi-prong advisory, tax and attest services across the asset management and capital markets segments. His extensive finance, accounting, operations, budgeting, regulatory compliance and reporting expertise is complemented by an in-depth understanding of front-, middle-, and back-office fund operations and partnership accounting, including tax and legal interpretation. He is well-versed in all aspects of the fund lifecycle, including raising and deploying capital, acquiring opportunities, growing valuations, monitoring performance and distributing capital returns. Stellwagen joins the Firm after having most recently served as the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of private equity firms in Connecticut and New York City.
“PKF O’Connor Davies enjoys an unparalleled reputation across the financial services arena for its industry know-how, unwavering support and ability to sustain productive and long-lasting client relationships,” said Stellwagen. “As have many of my new colleagues, I’ve spent decades in various financial institutions gathering a breadth of first-hand knowledge and experience. I look forward to sharing that information for the benefit of my team and our work with clients.”
A Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, Stellwagen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Villanova University. He joins the Firm’s New York City office.
PKF O’Connor Davies continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with an ongoing focus on top-tier external hires.