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Gary Isakov

Assurance Partner; Canada Desk Leader and Israel Desk Co-Leader


Executive Summary

Gary is a client service leader in the firm’s Cleveland office. He works with clients in a wide variety of industries to provide accounting, auditing, financial consulting and tax-related services, including reviews of returns for corporations, individuals, partnerships and trusts. Gary has specific knowledge within several concentrated fields, including the healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, technology and professional services industries. He serves as the assurance liaison partner between BDO USA and BDO Canada and BDO Israel. Gary is an active participant in BDO’s Global Partner Leadership Program.

Prior to SS&G combining with BDO, Gary was an office managing director as well as the director of the Entrepreneurial Services Group at SS&G. Gary also has Big Four experience, having served as an audit manager with Ernst & Young, LLP in its Johannesburg, South Africa, office.

Gary is committed to giving back to the community in which he lives and is involved in several civic organizations. He is a board member and chair of the audit and compliance committee for the St. Vincent Charity Hospital; a member of the Finance Committee for the Sisters of Charity Health System; a board member of Engage Cleveland, a past member of the American Diabetes Association Cleveland Leadership Council; the past president of the board of trustees for the Cleveland Racquet Club; and a committee member of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Leadership Cleveland Class of 2011
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Postgraduate degree in Accounting, Auditing, Finance, and Taxation, University of South Africa
  • B. Comm., University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • American Diabetes Association Cleveland
  • American Friends of Magen David Adom
  • Cleveland Racquet Club
  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  • St. Vincent Charity Hospital