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Joe Schwarz Joins as Assurance Partner in Private Equity

March 19, 2021

Specializing in Auditing Alterative Investments

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to welcome Joseph (Joe) Schwarz, CPA as an Assurance Partner to the Firm’s Private Equity Industry practice.

With more than a decade of experience auditing alternative investment funds, Joe advises clients with their private equity and credit products, as well as various accounting matters related to their portfolio companies and investments. Joe works closely with clients in the private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, fund-of-fund and registered investment company industries. Joe’s expertise in auditing alternative investment firms, auditing funds, and alternative investment vehicles is a key asset to the Firm.

“We’re thrilled to have Joe join the Firm. His strengths in auditing alternative assets is a welcome complement to our practice, especially as we experience rapid growth,” said Collin Hill, Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Assurance Services.

“Joe’s hands-on, practical industry experience, gained from auditing some of the largest alternative investment funds in the country, gives our Private Equity Fund clients access to unique insights and best-in-class practices,” said Scott Moss, Cherry Bekaert’s Transaction Advisory Group Leader and Private Equity Industry Practice Leader.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Joe served as an audit director at a Big Four firm in both New York and Philadelphia, where he was a key team member in its alternative investment audit practice. Since joining Cherry Bekaert, he has relocated to South Florida.