BDO USA Appoints Three Partners


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From left: Andy Zaleski, John Marquardt, Rich Black

BDO USA, an accounting and consulting organization, has announced the appointment of three partners including Andy Zaleski, who has been promoted to Detroit tax office managing partner; John Marquardt, who will serve as the tax managing partner for the central region; and Rich Black, who was previously a senior manager in the firm’s Detroit office.

In his new role, Zaleski is responsible for overseeing professionals, managing financial operations, and fostering client and prospect relationships for tax services in BDO’s greater Detroit office. He has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, advising both public and private multinational companies, and serving clients in the manufacturing, distribution, health care, and private equity industries. Zaleski is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also on the board of Vista Maria and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and his master’s degree in tax from Walsh College.

“Andy previously served as a partner in the Detroit office, which makes him the ideal office managing partner,” says Matt Becker, managing partner, central region and national tax office managing partner of BDO USA. “His depth of tax experience makes him an invaluable asset to our clients.”

In Marquardt’s new role, he will be responsible for establishing objectives and managing all aspects of the central region practice offices, including strategic planning, budgeting, client services, recruiting, and staff development. Marquardt previously served as managing partner for the firm’s Detroit practice and has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution, technology, and private equity companies. His experience also includes corporate, partnership, mergers and acquisitions, international, and multi-state taxation. He has also consulted on an array of tax issues. Marquardt’s strategies focus on planning to defer and minimize tax and accumulate wealth.

Marquardt was a leader in Ford Motor Co.’s office of tax counsel, assisting with numerous initiatives to optimize cash tax savings, reduce the company’s effective tax rate, and drive process improvements in the tax compliance area. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in tax from Michigan State University.

“We are excited to welcome John into this new role,” says Matt Becker, central region managing partner at BDO USA. “John has participated in various firm committees to develop and implement tax efficiencies and best practices and has played a key role in BDO’s recruiting efforts for the past several years. We look forward to the central region’s progression under his guidance.”

In his new role, Black will continue to conduct audits and internal control evaluations for public and private companies. He has more than 18 years of experience working with organizations in the real estate, manufacturing, health care, and service industry sectors. Black is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

BDO has provided assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies for more than 100 years. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and 550 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent member firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 73,000 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 countries.