A quarter-century of teamwork

through accounting and consulting

2019 Team at CTBK

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP (CTBK) is an accounting firm serving Buffalo, Western New York and the surrounding areas with accounting and consulting services that go above and beyond. With more than 25 years of service tied to our firm’s name, we planted our roots in 1994 with the collaborative efforts of accountants who came together over time with extensive public and private accounting experience. Our founding partners are as dedicated to their clients and as passionate about their work as they were on day one.

With each passing year, our firm continues to grow, and it’s this vast growth that has made our team stronger than ever. Our supply of services branches out into consulting, personal and business accounting, bookkeeping services, and in-house CFO contractors through the acquisition of cfoSOLUTIONSPlus.

No matter the service or the size of the project, the team at CTBK ensures great service tied in with the human connection. As the pillar of our Core Values, the human connection is a relationship that we foster in each and every client and project we take on.

When you call us, you’ll hear our team’s voice, not a machine. For tax and audit services, rest assured they’ll be personalized to you. When it comes to business or personal consulting, you’ll work through the project with our team, not just a computer.

For a firm that’s well-equipped to take on projects with a one-team approach, a no-surprise billing guarantee, and streamlined communication from start to finish, call CTBK or submit an RFP

Meet the team

that makes it all possible


Zachary Wagner, CPA

Jon Pellish headshot

Jon Pellish, CPA

Eugene Kershner headshot

Eugene Kershner, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Valerie Kaufman Headshot

Valerie Kaufman
Chief People Officer

Mike Shaffstall headshot

Michael Schaffstall, CPA
Director of Tax

Scott Sutherland headshot

D. Scott Sutherland, CPA
Director of Attest

Gregg Gallson
Director of Advisory Services


Eric D. Colca

Garret Alexin headshot

Garret R. Alexin

Karen Antonelli headshot

Karen M. Antonelli

Andrew Neyman headshot

Andrew L. Neyman


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Sean Flowers


Edie Shade headshot

Edie Shade

Tom Huebsch
Outsourced Solutions