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Incredible year ends on a fabulous high with recruitment of new member in Chicago

December 2018


Following a most exciting final week before the holiday season, highlighting what an incredible year Russell Bedford has had, as shown in our end of year video (HERE) and in recent press articles about our impressive period of growth (HERE), we are delighted to now announce the recruitment of a member firm in Chicago, USA!

This is a fantastic start to our strategic initiative to build and enhance our representation in North America.

Today, our network announces the appointment of Cray, Kaiser Ltd. as Russell Bedford's member firm in Chicago, USA.

Established in 1972, Cray, Kaiser Ltd., is a multi-discipline accounting firm with a strong focus on closely held and family-owned businesses. The firm is a leading sponsor of the Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University.

Speaking of the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO Stephen Hamlet said: “I am delighted to end the year on such a high and to welcome Cray, Kaiser as our latest member in North America; a move which comes following the initiation of significant network development efforts in the region. Having met two of Cray, Kaiser’s partners at recent Russell Bedford events, I was struck by the enthusiasm of the partners and their eagerness for firm development, which we shall support through their network membership. Cray, Kaiser is the perfect fit for our ambitious international network. I look forward to seeing the firm flourish among our other high achieving members as we continue to develop the network in North America, seeking to recruit new members in more states, to strengthen our position in the region.”

Cray, Kaiser’s areas of expertise include audit and attest services, strategic consulting, succession planning, tax planning, business valuation and accounting services. The firm's clients work mainly in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, construction, property, franchise, non-profit, benefit plan and service industries.

James K. Scherzinger, partner at Cray, Kaiser Ltd., added: “As we join this expanding global network, we are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead of us as a result of our new membership. As a highly ambitious firm, our association with a leading global brand is exactly the type of support we were looking for, and we intend to leverage all opportunities via our membership in support of our business goals. Maintaining our high-touch, personal approach while offering our clients access to comprehensive global services is a key benefit of our membership and we are already beginning to build relationships with other members around the globe.”