GBQ Partners LLC (GBQ), an INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Top 100 tax, accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Columbus, OH, announced that it has acquired Toledo-based VZN Group, LLC. (VZN) and their team of tax and accounting experts.

This announcement is evidence of GBQ’s strategy for expanding and strengthening our market presence, upholding our commitment to empowering growth of our people, our communities and our clients’ businesses. Since VZN’s origination in 1980 to its evolution in 2004 to the firm we know today, its complementary culture aligns with the values upon which GBQ was founded, building strong relationships rooted in respect, integrity and teamwork.

Bret Clark, Toledo Managing Director at GBQ, shared, “GBQ is pleased to welcome VZN’s team of professionals to our growing practice. With more than 40 years of experience serving clients in Toledo and the surrounding area, VZN’s expertise and extensive client relationships will strengthen our capabilities and enhance our purpose of empowering growth. The merger with VZN is an important step in our growth strategy as we continue to add talent and resources to better serve the needs of our clients through our unique service offerings.”

VZN’s Linda Velandra added, “Recognized for their workplace culture, entrepreneurial spirit and industry performance, joining with GBQ is a natural next step in our firm’s history. The countless opportunities for our team and clients played a significant role in this growth decision.”

In conjunction with the acquisition, VZN’s professionals will join GBQ’s office located at 5580 Monroe Street, Sylvania, OH, 43560, along with countless clients who will benefit from GBQ’s full spectrum of tax, accounting and consulting services. The transaction of VZN follows GBQ’s expansion to Toledo in 2020 through the acquisition of Weber Clark.


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At GBQ, our purpose is clear: we empower growth; growth of our people, our communities and our clients’ businesses. A top tax, accounting and consulting firm for 69 years, we’re driven by the outcomes that we know can change the lives of those we work with and for. We’ve learned that this is what matters most to our stakeholders. It is this purpose that drives and inspires us every day. It’s why we exist.

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