REDW Promotes Three Professionals to Principal

REDW LLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, is pleased to announce the promotion of three dedicated and talented team members to Principal: Anthony Gerlach in REDW’s Phoenix office; Mustafa Kamal in the firm’s Albuquerque office; and Paul Madrid at REDW Stanley Financial Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of REDW LLC, also based in Albuquerque.

“We are delighted to welcome these outstanding individuals to the Principal group,” said Ron Rivera, REDW’s Managing Principal. “This promotion recognizes not only their achievements but also their deep commitment to our clients, our profession and to the high standards of excellence for which our firm is known. As important, it demonstrates our commitment to smooth succession and confidence in the future growth of the Firm,” added Rivera.

“Tony is a highly valued member of our Audit & Consulting team, particularly for the close and trusted relationships he has built working with Native American tribes,” said Mike Allen, REDW Principal and head of the firm’s Audit & Consulting department. “Throughout his career, Tony has been committed to helping tribal entities strengthen their internal controls and establish sound financial management,” added Allen.

“Kamal has played a significant role in making REDW’s Business Software Solutions a thriving practice within the firm and throughout the Southwest,” said Carol Cochran, fellow REDW Principal and former head of the firm’s Business Software Solutions group. “Kamal has become a well-respected professional in the industry—and his clients appreciate the knowledge, insight, and wit he brings to every engagement,” added Cochran.

“Paul Madrid’s rapid advancement to firm Principal is due, not only to the intellect and sound judgement he demonstrates daily, but especially to the exceptional service he provides to clients,” said Ginny Stanley, Principal and head of REDW Stanley Financial Advisors LLC (REDW Stanley), the Wealth Management arm of REDW. “In addition to attending to the needs of his clients, Paul also devotes considerable time and energy to holding seminars for students and the general public on a variety of investment topics,” noted Stanley.

Anthony Gerlach, CPA has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting and specializes in conducting audits of tribal governments, tribal casinos and other business enterprises of Native American tribes. Tony has particular expertise in performing tribal government Single Audits and audits of Class II and Class III tribal casinos, as well as broad industry experience that includes farming, hospitality, retail, construction, and state and local governments. Prior to joining REDW, Tony served as a senior manager at Miller, Allen & Co., P.C., one of the most prominent CPA firms in Arizona, which merged with REDW in November 2012. During his 13 years at Miller, Allen, Tony worked his way from staff-level auditor to senior manager, developing expertise in accounting, financial reporting, employee benefit and retirement plan audits, and Single Audits for a wide range of clients, including tribal governments, casinos and other business enterprises; municipalities and counties; utilities; higher education and school districts; and nonprofit organizations.

Mustafa Kamal, CPA, MBA is a certified Trainer of Abila MIP Fund Accounting Software and Sage Fixed Assets Software who oversees REDW’s thriving Business Software Solutions practice. He has over 15 years of experience providing accounting software solutions and implementation services to clients across a wide range of industries, with a particular emphasis on nonprofit and governmental entities. Kamal joined REDW right out of college as an auditor and worked in the firm’s tax department before finding his niche in 2000, when he moved into REDW’s Business Software group. Bringing a unique combination of professional experience and business acumen as both a CPA and MBA, Kamal has managed over 70 software implementations for various nonprofits, tribal governments and related organizations, to become a leading figure in the community of software solution providers.

Paul Madrid, CFA®, CFP®, AIF® has been committed to providing adept, attentive service to his clients since joining REDW Stanley in 2008. As a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder, Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), his experience ranges from working with individual clients to large institutions with assets over $19 billion. Paul acts as an investment consultant with large government institutions and with Native American tribes by providing support to internal audit services, assistance with investment policies, asset allocation design, and reviews of investment providers. In addition, Paul’s activities include research, investment analysis and portfolio management, providing client service, and conducting seminars for clients, students and the general public. As a Principal and former Chief Investment Officer, Paul is a voting member of the REDW Stanley Investment Committee and helps lead the investment process.