Paul Peterson, CPA, MBA

Paul Peterson is our Managing Partner. In his role, he leads the Firm’s long term strategy and helps cultivate an environment where our people can flourish in servicing our clients.

“I love seeing our people and clients thrive and building long-term relationships. I take great pride in furthering the legacy of Wiss to serve our clients for many years to come and continuing as an extended family and community to our people.”

Paul has always enjoyed the entrepreneurial and dynamic spirit and the close relationships that form with servicing privately held companies and family businesses. He has extensive experience providing accounting, auditing and tax services to a variety of businesses and advising clients on growth, personnel, strategy, succession planning, financing and organizational structure.

Education

BS – Accounting – Seton Hall University (Magna Cum Laude)

MBA – The Stern School of Business at New York University 

Certified Public Accountant

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

New York Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Council of Engineering Companies

Accomplishments

Paul joined Wiss & Company in 1995 and became Partner in 2004. He has held increasingly responsible leadership positions prior to becoming Managing Partner, including Partner-in-Charge of the Middle Market Commercial Practice Group and serving as a member of Wiss' Executive Committee.

Beyond Wiss

Paul loves spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys coaching and is very grateful to the former Wiss partners and colleagues who allowed him flexibility earlier in his career to coach soccer at Hanover Park High School. He is an avid fan of sports and music. (He is still waiting for his beloved Minnesota Vikings to win a Super Bowl and is still upset at the “phantom foul call” that took place in the 1989 NCAA Final which cost Seton Hall the championship.) He is very grateful for the work that Team Walker does in providing educational and enrichment programs to inner city youth.

Paul Peterson