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John F. Muscella, CPA

Managing Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Responsibilities
John Muscella is responsible for all financial aspects of Conner Strong & Buckelew including, among other responsibilities, financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, investment and financing activity, and merger and acquisition analysis, due diligence and integration. He also oversees the Administrative staff of the Company and has management responsibility for all of Finance and Administration. Additionally, Muscella was a key person involved in the financial analysis and due diligence related to the separation of Conner Strong & Buckelew from Commerce Bank and into a privately held company. He is also a member of the Executive Management Group and is actively involved in determining and implementing the operational and strategic direction for Conner Strong & Buckelew.

Background
Muscella is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 25 years of financial and public accounting experience, of which the last 17 years have been in the insurance field working as the Chief Financial Officer for Conner Strong & Buckelew. In that role he has overseen all financial aspects of the Company as it has grown from approximately $15 million in revenue to over $90 million in revenue. During that time, Muscella was involved in the analysis, valuation and integration of over 18 acquisitions.

Muscella began his career in Public Accounting where he spent 5 years and gained diverse experience by working on, among other tasks, audits, taxes (both personal and corporate), financial reporting, financial analysis and business valuations. Prior to joining Conner Strong & Buckelew, he also worked for approximately three years in a governmental accounting position where he gained additional diverse financial experience.

Education
Rutgers University - Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Professional Designations
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Community Involvement
Muscella is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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John F. Muscella, CPA