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Adam Cole

Partner and National Nonprofit & Education Practice Co-Leader


Executive Summary

Adam is national co-Leader of BDO’s Nonprofit & Education Practice and the managing partner of the greater New York Nonprofit and Employee Benefit Plan practices. He has over 27 years of experience and has spent his entire career auditing and consulting with both nonprofit and healthcare organizations. He is one of the founding partners of the Greater New York Healthcare practice, which has grown from 10 individuals in 1993 to over 100 individuals today. The practice specializes in many subsets of the nonprofit industry, including services to social service organizations, International NGOs, membership organizations, foundations, higher education, and religious organizations.


Adam is a nationally featured speaker and writer on such subjects as nonprofit mergers, liquidity, board governance issues, and financial dashboards.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • Healthcare Financial Managers Association
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • B.S., Accounting, State University of New York, College at New Paltz