John F. Muscella


Executive Partner, Chief Financial Officer

John Muscella is responsible for all financial aspects of Conner Strong & Buckelew including, financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, investment and financing activity, merger and acquisition analysis, and 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.

Muscella is a Certified Public Accountant and has almost 30 years of financial and public accounting experience, of which the last 22 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. During that time, Muscella was involved in the analysis, valuation and integration of over 20 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 worked for three years in a governmental accounting position where he gained additional diverse financial experience.

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.