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Derek J. Smith

Derek Smith

Derek Smith is a Senior Tax Manager who prioritizes his clients’ current needs and future goals. His experience with corporate reorganizations, international tax issues, as well as estate and tax planning, allows him to both guide and advise on the most important considerations for privately held businesses and their shareholders. Through effective preparation, comprehensive analyses, and strategic foresight, Derek is someone clients can rely on.

Natalie Porco

Natalie is a Manager known for her attention to detail and relationship cultivation. With a focus on charities, Not-for-Profit organizations and small privately held businesses, she ensures that her clients’ assurance, governance and reporting requirements are being met. In addition to her assurance experience, she has extensive knowledge of corporate and estate tax compliance coupled with over seven years of personal tax experience. This enables Natalie to have a well-rounded understanding of her clients’ unique needs while anticipating future aspects of their business. Natalie can be counted on for being a valuable point of contact and providing timely communication in addressing needs.

Chris Michalak

Chris began working with Brownlow as a co-op in 2014 while attending Brock University.  As an Assurance and Advisory Manager with the firm, he has experience working with both large scale and small privately held businesses to help with their day-to-day operations as well as yearend work and corporate taxes. Chris brings a breadth of knowledge in all areas of assurance as well as business valuations, forecasts and controller level work. When working with clients, Chris is known for being detail oriented, personable and service oriented. He enjoys helping clients strategize to achieve their current goals and plan for their long-term needs.

Krystena Wan

Krystena Wan, with a quiet confident approach, is a Tax Manager with Brownlow Partners Chartered Professional Accountants.  Having graduated from Brock with a First-Class Standing (90% average), Krystena went on to complete the CPA In-Depth Tax Course, and now has over twelve years of tax experience, particularly with respect to small and medium enterprises.  Krystena is passionate about community involvement and has an extensive track record of sitting on boards and committees and volunteering her time for many worthwhile causes.

Ashley T. Smith

Ashley Smith, with an experienced and attention to detail approach, is a Principal at Brownlow Partners Chartered Professional Accountants. Her ability to anticipate and problem solve unique situations important to Not-for-Profit and privately held business clients keeps them informed every step of the way. Collaboratively, Ashley works with her Team to provide exceptional compliance service that will enhance their business success.

Nicole M. Bucciacchio

Nicole Bucciacchio, experienced with the ability to connect and build relationships, is a Principal at Brownlow Partners Chartered Professional Accountants. Whether it is ensuring filing deadlines are met or identifying issues/problems, she takes the time to understand their unique situations. Nicole works collaboratively with her Team in providing privately held businesses and Not-for-Profit organizations with exceptional compliance service developing tailored solutions that will enhance their business success.

Andrew U. Zucker

Andrew Zucker, an expert in complex tax matters is a Partner at Brownlow Partners Chartered Professional Accountants. His extensive experience and commitment assists clients with developing strategic plans tailored to their unique situation. As their trusted advisor, Andrew ensures clients fully understand and are informed of the issues involved providing them with innovative and successful solutions.

Brianne J. Barton

Brianne Barton, experienced and passionate in helping privately held business and Not-for-Profit organizations achieve their business and financial goals, is a Partner at Brownlow Partners Chartered Professional Accountants. She has an exemplary method of collaboratively working with clients to identify the issues/problems important to them. With a balance of listening and understanding, Brianne advocates tailored solution choices that are converted into actions for implementation. Very quickly, Brianne earns her place as their trusted advisor.

Brad J. Perco

Brad Perco, with his experience and ability to connect making clients feel more at ease, is an Assurance Partner at Brownlow Partners Chartered Professional Accountants and someone you want leading you every step of the way. His confident and easy going approach ensures clients are provided with effective strategic consulting advice and an informed and understandable tax planning experience towards achieving tailored solutions for financial success.

David F. Brownlow

David Brownlow, committed to providing exceptional support and advice and experienced in strong business skills, is an Assurance Partner at Brownlow Partners Chartered Professional Accountants. He guides privately owned and Not-for-Profit clients with strategic planning, budgeting and/or acquiring to grow needs. It’s that experience that allows David to quickly and professionally navigate his clients through their unique corporate and business decisions as their trusted advisor.