It’s a bittersweet moment here at Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP as we wish a happy and prosperous retirement to one of our longest-serving partners.
Vazken Izakel, our friend and colleague who began his career at KRP in 1989, has officially retired from active service with the firm. He will continue managing several key projects in a reduced role until early 2017. As an audit partner, Vazken specialized in real estate transactions throughout his 27-year tenure here at KRP, while also working with not-for-profit organizations, pension plans, trust funds and unions
“While we’re saddened to be saying goodbye to such a valued member of our team, we wish Vazken all the best in retirement as he enjoys the opportunity to spend more time with friends, family and focusing on his charity work,” said KRP Managing Partner Marshall Egelnick.
“Vazken’s contribution to our firm’s success over nearly three decades cannot be overstated. His diligence, keen insights and innovative approaches to often complex challenges have helped KRP become one of the GTA’s leading accounting firms for entrepreneurs.”
Vazken managed a number of key accounts across industries, while also working diligently to attract new clients. He developed a strong reputation for providing proactive and comprehensive financial and business consulting advice.
Before starting his career at KRP, Vazken gained international experience working for accounting firms based out of the Middle East and the United States, including Touche Ross in Los Angeles. He has shared his industry expertise by writing about business and accounting standards for various media outlets, including Law Times, an Ontario-based legal publication.
In addition to his CA designation, Vazken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the American University of Beirut. A native of Lebanon, he is a fluent speaker of Arabic and Armenian.
A committed philanthropist outside of the workplace, Vazken has taken an active role in the Armenian community, working closely with charitable organizations to boost awareness about issues on hand relating to the Armenian diaspora, while also volunteering his time and expertise to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario where he runs tax clinics for the disabled and the elderly.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank our clients, my fellow partners and our very talented and professional staff for their kindness and support over the years,” Vazken commented. “I’m proud to have enjoyed such a long and prosperous career, while also making many life-long friendships along the way.”
To ensure full service continuity, clients have been informed of Vazken’s retirement and all active accounts have been transferred his fellow KRP partners and associates.
The KRP Team