January 18, 2022 – Cincinnati, Ohio.
Clark Schaefer Hackett President Kerry Roe is excited to announce that Phil Hurak, JD, MBA, has been named Shareholder-in-Charge of the firm’s Advisory Services. Hurak’s new role is a first for the firm.
“We strive to be our clients most valued advisors and bring solutions to solve complex business challenges,” said Kerry Roe. “A big part of this strategy has been to expand our capabilities in Advisory Services.”
This new leadership role for Advisory Services was created to ensure the firm is focused on serving clients in the most comprehensive way, drawing from an experienced bench of technology, human resources, and operational experts and the tax and financial experts Clark Schaefer Hackett is known for. Hurak brought the business knowledge and background needed to elevate the role.
“Phil’s experience growing advisory practices and his creativity and vision regarding the growth of CSH’s advisory services were convincing,” continued Roe. “We know he is a great choice to lead our firm toward the growth in services beyond traditional accounting that our clients are looking for.”
“I’m honored to have been chosen to lead CSH’s Advisory Services,” said Phil Hurak. “This group is experiencing a rapid rate of growth, and I look forward to designing options that meet the constantly changing needs of our clients. With the technology, automation, HR, and other advisory services we have to offer, we are well positioned to serve the marketplace with distinction. CSH has an incredible group of professionals, and I’m excited by the future ahead.”
Hurak is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio. He also holds an MBA from the University of Dayton and a BS in Business Administration and Finance from The Ohio State University. Since 2019, he has led CSH’s State and Local Tax (SALT) group, helping clients across multiple industries understand the various rules for each taxing jurisdiction, including those that cross state lines.
In 2021, Clark Schaefer Hackett acquired strategic HR, inc., a leader in the HR industry. In 2018, it acquired Definity Partners, a workforce development, operational improvement, and technology firm.