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About Ira Rosenbloom


Ira Rosenbloom, CPA (LR) is known as The Merger Master℠ for his skill in helping CPA firms engineer succession strategies and complete M&A transactions. As Chief Operating Executive of Optimum Strategies, a boutique adviser to small-to-mid-sized firms, Ira creates competitive advantage for his clients by optimizing the firm’s position for an internal or external transition. He has special expertise in designing compensation programs that reward owners, motivate employees, and enhance performance results.

Ira is a recognized thought leader who frequently speaks to state and national CPA organizations, and writes about M&A and Practice Management for accounting and business publications. He has served as a member of the AICPA Management of Accounting Practice Committee and the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA).


Before founding Optimum Strategies in 2010, Ira served as managing partner of a mid-sized regional accounting firm, practice director for a national firm, and as regional partner in a national CPA M&A advisory firm, among other positions. He graduated cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, and received his Master of Science degree in Accounting with honors from Northeastern University. 

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