About Gerald

Gerald Shantzer is a Partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia office. He has more than 25 years of public accounting experience and has provided services for clients spanning a variety of industries including service businesses, wholesalers, distributors, import/export and manufacturers. Mr. Shantzer’s clients range from closely-held businesses to large publicly-held companies with operations throughout the United States and internationally.

Mr. Shantzer focuses on assisting clients with growth strategies, financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels emerging ventures though securities offerings and helps clients expand their businesses globally.

Mr. Shantzer has earned an excellent reputation for providing accounting and business advisory services to growing entrepreneurial companies and family-owned businesses. Most notably, he has extensive experience counseling entrepreneurs with profit and growth planning strategies and works closely with clients in creating business value and wealth.

Mr. Shantzer has a successful history working with family-owned businesses and is often engaged by clients to intervene with and solve complex family business matters. He conducts seminars and has published articles on topics regarding financial issues affecting family owned and closely-held businesses.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Family Enterprise Institute
  • Family Firm Institute
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Mid-Atlantic District Export Council

Practice Focus

Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Consulting
Investment Counseling

Industry Focus

Professional Services Firms


Bachelor of Business Administration
Temple University

Accreditations & Designations

Personal Financial Specialist