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Michael Kanarellis Joins Wolf & Company

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) -  Wolf & Company P.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Kanarellis Senior Manager in Wolf's Information Technology Assurance Services group. Working from the Boston office, Kanarellis will assist the firm in their efforts to penetrate the healthcare space with a robust set of services including IT Assurance Services; IT Audit, Infrastructure review, Penetration testing, IT Controls Review, and Regulatory Compliance Audits.

"The addition of Mike, with his expertise and commitment to client work, brings great value to the IT Assurance group and to the entire firm," said Jerry Gagne, Director of Wolf's Risk Management Services group. "Furthermore, he brings new expertise to Wolf with his work in various compliance areas including HIPAA, The HITECH ACT, Meaningful Use risk assessments, and other state privacy laws."

Kanarellis comes to Wolf with more than 20 years of expertise. Prior to joining the firm he was the Director of Sales at Security Management Partners in Waltham, MA where he oversaw all aspects of sales and marketing and managed SMP's top 50 accounts in the banking, healthcare, bio-pharma, and corporate verticals.

Along with the addition of Kanarellis, Wolf and Company is launching a Healthcare IT roundtable series. The series is designed to address the significant changes in regulations occurring in healthcare. The first roundtable takes place on March 28th at 8:00 am and will cover Demystifying Risk Assessments. Wolf experts will discuss:

  • What the various regulatory statutes (HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, FISMA) say about conducting risk assessments
  • How to perform an IT risk assessment
  • How to take action on the IT risk assessment results

On March 14th Kanarellis also launched Wolf & Company's Healthcare IT Connection, an E-newsletter that will be distributed monthly touching on relevant regulatory and security threat concerns that touch all healthcare organizations.

About Wolf & Company, P.C
Wolf & Company is entering our second century providing assurance, tax, risk management and business consulting services throughout the Northeast. Clients can expect direct involvement from the Firm's owners and senior management, and responsive service from a multi-disciplinary team. Our collaborative service strategy enables us to develop a deep understanding of clients and their business needs, and to maximize opportunities while navigating any potential obstacles.

Wolf's areas of focus include Financial Institutions, Investment Advisors, Family Businesses, Employee Benefit Plans, Educational Institutions, Healthcare Organizations, Technology Companies and High Net Worth Individuals. The Firm employs over 175 people, and has offices in Boston and Springfield, MA and Albany, NY. Wolf is registered with and inspected by the PCAOB, and is a member of PKF North America, a national and international affiliation of CPA firms.