“Introduction to Jeff Plattman, CPA, Partner in CohnReznick LLP’s Consumer Industry Practice” plus announcement of special BRA Retail Member offer by Doug Works, BRA Executive Director

“Introduction to Jeff Plattman, CPA, Partner in CohnReznick LLP’s Consumer Industry Practice” plus announcement of special BRA Retail Member offer by Doug Works, BRA Executive Director

CohnReznick recently became a BRA Supporting Vendor Partner. Jeff, can you tell us a little bit about your background and CohnReznick? I am a partner in CohnReznick’s Consumer Industry Practice and have worked at the firm for over 30 years. I provide accounting, audit, and business planning services to my clients, many of whom I am proud to have worked with since I was a first-year staffer. I advise privately-held family and entrepreneurial consumer businesses as well as private equity-backed companies in all stages of their business lifecycles to help them optimize performance, increase value, and execute financial transactions. I represent clients in the apparel, footwear, sporting goods, accessories, consumer packaged goods, and fitness, health, and wellness consumer categories. As a young kid, I spent some time skateboarding and wound up falling down more times than I could count. As an adult, my family and I spent some time trying to learn to ski and snowboard, but let’s just say gravity is not my best friend. CohnReznick is one of the leading advisory, accounting, and tax firms in the U.S. We have been supporting the consumer products industry for over 100 years and understand the operational and logistical challenges these businesses face in today’s competitive marketplace. We serve clients in all segments of the industry, including direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, wholesale, and retail. What kinds of specialized services do you provide to your consumer clients? Beyond the traditional services like accounting and tax return preparation, we can assist most clients in all facets of their business by providing strategic, financial, and advisory services that can help unlock growth. CohnReznick’s Consumer team can...