SolomonEdwards Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Scott Balestrier has joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer

Ed Baumstein moves to Board Chairman

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SolomonEdwards (the “Company”), a national professional services platform, announces its leadership succession plan.

Scott Balestrier, a professional services industry veteran, has joined SolomonEdwards as its Chief Executive Officer. With over three decades of experience leading professional services organizations and delivering strong outcomes for clients and colleagues, Scott will drive SolomonEdwards’ next phase of growth with the Company’s executive leadership team and its private equity partner Renovus Capital. Scott joins the firm from BDO, where he was a Managing Partner. Scott is based in SolomonEdwards’ Wayne, Pennsylvania headquarters and has joined the Company’s Board of Directors.

Ed Baumstein, who founded SolomonEdwards in 1999, and grew the Company from a regionally focused consulting business into a national professional services platform, has become Chairman. Ed will continue to serve on SolomonEdwards’ Board of Directors, supporting the Company, its clients, and its employees with strategic growth initiatives.

“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished at SolomonEdwards,” said Baumstein. “We have built a national platform company with a best-in-class team and infrastructure that provides a strong foundation for continued growth. I am delighted that Scott Balestrier has joined SolomonEdwards and could not be more confident in his ability to take the Company to the next level,” Baumstein continued. “Scott is an exceptional leader, and he is the perfect successor to lead the Company. SolomonEdwards is in great hands.”

“I am thrilled to be joining SolomonEdwards as CEO,” said Scott Balestrier. “Ed, the leadership team, and the entire employee base have built an outstanding business, and I am very excited for the growth opportunity ahead of us. We will continue to invest heavily in our clients, and in our team, as we further strengthen SolomonEdwards’ position in the market.”

About SolomonEdwards

SolomonEdwards is a national professional services firm focused on strategy execution. By providing exceptional people for complex situations, we deliver subject matter expertise, apply proven project delivery models, and design custom solutions. We focus in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Business Transformation, Governance & Regulatory Compliance, and Transaction & Regulatory Advisory Services. For more information, please visit


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