REDW LLC, one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Jacobson as a Principal in the Firmâ€™s Phoenix office. Michael brings nearly two decades of experience serving commercial clients in the Phoenix market.
“The addition of Michael to our team is both timely and exciting,â€ said Steve Cogan, REDWâ€™s Managing Principal. â€œStrategic hires and firm/practice acquisitions are key components of our Firmâ€™s overall strategy for achieving manageable, steady revenue growth and increasing profitability. Michaelâ€™s primary role will be to help expand our commercial audit, tax and advisory services practice, further develop our capabilities firm-wide, and demonstrate our commitment to serving the growing needs of our construction and real estate clients.â€
Michaelâ€™s career includes 18 years working with national accounting firms such as Deloitte and Moss Adams. He joins us after previously serving as a Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of a Scottsdale-based real estate investment trust, where he built their financial reporting department and was a key contributor to the companyâ€™s growth from $400 million to a $1.7 billion in real estate assets over a three-year period.
â€œI am thrilled to join a vibrant, growing firm of the caliber of REDW,â€ said Michael Jacobson. â€œAs I evaluated my options to return to public accounting, REDW immediately stood out in the market as a forward-thinking organization with a clear focus on innovation and client service. REDW has the right mix of values and people to allow me to grow, serve and make a meaningful impact. I cannot wait to hit the ground running.â€
Michael is a graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he received his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance, Arizona State University, where he obtained a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accountancy, and Queenâ€™s University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.