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John Masters is a Certified Public Accountant and Attorney at Law practicing in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Prior to entering public accounting he worked for Lockheed Marietta in the Structural Fatigue Test Group, Hewlett Packard Company as a Computer Systems Field Sales Representative. Connect with John on his website.
Joel L. Pascaner is a Principal with Jones and Kolb. He has over 35 years of experience in the accounting world having previously worked with several other public accounting firms including Berman & Associates for 18 years before joining Jones and Kolb. Joel’s specialties include high net worth individuals and families, estates and trusts, privately held entities, partnerships and S corporations. He also has extensive experience representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing jurisdictions.
Joel is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has served as Chairman of the Tax Section of the GSCPA where he was awarded the Distinguished Section Leader award in 2006, as well as Chairman of both the Federal Tax Legislation and the Georgia Tax Legislation subcommittees of the GSCPA Tax Section where he was involved in the drafting and introduction of proposed legislation. Joel is a member of the Atlanta Tax Forum and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. He is a graduate of the Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute and was awarded the “Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager” by Atlanta Magazine for the years 2009 – 2014. He currently serves on the Federal and State Task Force of the GSCPA and hosts a radio broadcast on Business Radio X. Joel has authored numerous articles in professional and industry publications. He served on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Disabilities Network and the Board of Trustees of Georgia Shakespeare. He currently serves as an at-large member of the Council of the GSCPA and is a member of the Finance Committee of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the Balser Symposium Planning Committee, and Estate and Financial Planning Advisory Council of the GSCPA. He is a co-chairman of the Atlanta Alumni Interview Program for the University of Pennsylvania.
Joel is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. in Accounting. He received his Masters of Taxation from Long Island University.
Originally from New York, Joel now calls Brookhaven home. When not assisting clients, he enjoys playing tennis, boating and reading. Follow Jones and Kolb on Facebook.
With over 25 years of experience in Sales, Sales Management, Alliances and Channel Marketing, Phil Bush with MavRen Marketing, has been very successful handling a wide variety of assignments in the area of Sales, Sales Management, Business Development, Channels, and Strategic Alliances.
Phil has spent the last several years focused on the combination of Strategic Account Planning and Sales Performance Coaching for multiple Divisions of IBM and Oracle. The focus was to drive revenue for different parts of the organizations. Bush continues to focus on the big picture of Sales and Sales Performance as a way to improve revenue attainment. Connect with Phil on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.