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Mazars USA Grows Nationally With Addition of 7 New Partners and Principals

October 9, 2018


New York, NY – October 9, 2018 – Mazars USA LLP, a leading accounting, tax, and consulting firm, today announced that effective September 1, 2018, Stacey Barbaro, Michael LaMantia, Christopher Lieto, Jeremy Rice and Jennifer Safran had been named Partners and Chris Moore and Laura Peth had been named Principals. All seven were previously Senior Managers or Directors at the firm.

“It is my pleasure, on behalf of the entire Partnership, to welcome our new colleagues,” said Mazars USA Chairman and CEO Victor Wahba. “This year’s candidates for the partnership were some of the strongest we’ve seen. As we continue to pursue our growth strategy across all markets that we serve, being able to promote such extraordinary individuals is critical for best serving our clients and ensuring our organizational vitality.”

Stacey Barbaro is in the Entrepreneurial Services Group and Jennifer Safran in the Real Estate Group, both in Long Island; Michael LaMantia is in the New York City Real Estate Group; Christopher Lieto is in the New Jersey Private Client Services Group; Chris Moore is in the Maryland Management Consulting Group; Laura Peth is in the Sacramento Healthcare Consulting Group; and Jeremy Rice is in the Chicago Manufacturing & Distribution Group.

Wendy Stevens, Partner and leader of the Women@Mazars strategy, commented, “Having these three extremely capable women named to the firm’s partnership demonstrates the success we’re having through the Women@Mazars program – both in attracting and retaining exceptional women.”

Women@Mazars is a long-term effort supporting the full potential of women leaders at Mazars through education, awareness, and improving visibility of and access to role models. It actively engages all men and women at the firm, building diverse teams to enhance the growth of the firm and the individual.

“Recognizing the dedication of our talented teams and their contributions to the success of our firm is truly gratifying” Victor Wahba added. “I look forward to seeing our new Partners and Principals continue to excel in their expanded roles.”

Stacey Barbaro is exemplary at working with owner managed businesses. She specializes in the areas of real estate, distribution and service businesses. Stacey has been featured in Long Island Business News’s, Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services and honored as one of the Long Island top 50 Women in Business.

Michael LaMantia specializes in providing assurance services to clients in the real estate industry, including residential, commercial, developers and operators and real estate investment advisors.

Christopher Lieto serves as a trusted advisor to financial executives, individuals, entrepreneurs and family groups.

Chris Moore a business and technology specialist with experience helping clients across a wide range of industries develop and execute their strategies.

Laura Peth is a management consultant delivering operational leadership, support and project management to a variety of healthcare organizations.

Jeremy Rice provides audit and advisory services to a wide variety of local, national, and international organizations. He is a leader in the Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing.

Jennifer Safran specializes in providing auditing, accounting and tax services to real estate clients. Jennifer has been featured in Long Island Business News’s, Who’s Who in Women in Professional
Services and honored as one of Long Island’s 50 Top Women.

A video of our new Partners and Principals, describing what Mazars means to them, can be viewed here.

For more information, contact:

Mazars USA LLP | Beth More, 732-205-2012 |
Makovsky | Ben Jaffe, 212-508-9646 |

About Mazars USA

Mazars USA LLP is a high-performing accounting, tax and consulting firm with significant national presence in strategic U.S. geographies. Since 1921, our dedicated professionals have leveraged technical industry expertise to develop customized solutions for clients, create value, and Optimize their performance. We offer a broad array of industry specialists providing services to growth-oriented enterprises and individuals. As the independent US member firm of Mazars Group, we deliver seamless access to the expertise of 20,000 professionals in 86 countries. At local and global levels, we are proud of our value-added services, building lasting relationships with our clients and communities. For more information, visit us at

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