Miller Kaplan, a top-100 certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce that Michael Kaplan, CPA has been elected by his fellow partners to serve as Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2021.
“The partners are all very focused on how the firm can continue to evolve its services and technology to best serve our clients and I am honored to lead that charge now,” remarked Kaplan. “I think we all recognize how much opportunity there is in the market right now and are committed to harnessing that for our staff and clients.”
Kaplan, who joined Miller Kaplan in 1996 and became a partner in 2002, has more than 25 years of experience serving businesses, private enterprises, and high-net-worth individuals in a diverse range of industries such as entertainment, technology, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and more. He established the firm’s Business Management practice – which he has lead successfully for nearly 20 years. Kaplan has been regularly named by Billboard, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter as one of the entertainment industries top business managers – often recognized for his straightforward, yet compassionate approach with his clients.
Throughout the last decade, Kaplan has been deeply involved in the firm’s management – serving on or leading several internal committees, including the Private Enterprise Group, Executive Committee, and Marketing Committee, among others.
Beyond the office walls, Michael is an active member in the community, serving on several Boards and frequently chairing charitable events.
Kaplan succeeds Douglas Waite, who has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since 2015. Waite, recognizing that fresh perspectives and leadership are critical to the firm’s continued growth, is stepping down to help further the firm’s mission and goals by elevating the next class of leaders and partners at the firm. Waite will remain an active partner in the firm – continuing to serve as a senior partner in the audit practice as well as continuing in a leadership position with his role on the Executive Committee.