Ari is a Principal in the Pennsylvania office.
Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Ari served as the Director of Accounting and Finance for Permit Capital Advisors, LLC. In this capacity he managed and oversaw all finance and accounting functions for the firm’s private fund structures. Ari also contributed to Permit’s advisory efforts where he provided tax consulting services for families and institutions.
Prior to joining Permit, Ari was a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Tax Group at Grant Thornton LLP (“GT”), one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. In this capacity he provided tax compliance and consulting services to some of the Philadelphia region’s premier hedge funds, private equity funds and management companies. Ari also served as the chair of a national committee overseeing the development of GT’s Partnership Tax Business Line. While there, Ari received the Grant Thornton National Tax Outstanding Performer award for providing distinctive client services. Prior to joining GT, Ari worked for a large regional accounting firm in Washington, DC.
Ari holds a B.S. in Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration. He also studied International Business at the University of Economics, Czech Republic and Hebrew Language at Hebrew University, Israel. Ari is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Pennsylvania and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves as an audit committee member for the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS), is an alum of the Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Program and is a founder and past board member of the Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) Philadelphia young professional chapter.
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