Jay Shepulski to Lead Private Equity Practice at Withum

Building off the substantial growth in financial services, including the SPAC sector, Withum, a top 25 advisory and accounting firm, announced the promotion of partner Jay Shepulski to the National Leader of its Private Equity Practice.

In his new role, Shepulski will advise and strategize with private equity sponsors, portfolio management teams and clients to create value and provide guidance throughout the investment life cycle.

Jay is a leader in this space and certainly within our Firm. Having him be the catalyst to expand relationships within the PE sector and identify opportunities for our existing client base is a tremendous opportunity. He has a collaborative approach to addressing the market’s needs, strengthening our service capabilities and being a true advisor to both sponsors and their portfolio companies.

Kirk Holderbaum
Partner and Director of Markets

Shepulski offers over 25 years of experience in financial services and public accounting. He led Withum’s SPAC practice which became the auditor of record on over 350 IPOs and raised over $120 billion in proceeds. Shepulski has developed an impressive catalog of relationships with industry-leading attorneys and underwriters in the space and specializes in leading engagements that provide consulting, audit and tax services to middle-market companies and investment firms across various industry sectors.

“Private equity drives our economy, providing capital to start-ups through mature companies,” stated Shepulski. “It’s imperative that private equity and venture capital funds are properly positioned for their next venture, and that’s where our team delivers. There’s so much opportunity to capitalize on in this space, and I look forward to expanding our Private Equity Practice to create value and drive impact.”

Withum serves a broad range of players in the financial services and investment markets, offering expertise and innovative solutions throughout each phase in the lifecycle of a deal. The Firm’s Teams of Private Equity, Transaction Advisory and Financial Services professionals provide thoughtful financial insights, tax structuring, integration and cyber risk mitigation to strengthen value creation with quality, speed and efficiency.