About Us

Our Directors

Shawn Neece, CPA, CGMA

Founding Director

Shawn is Managing director and founder of NMS (formerly Neece & Malec), a full service tax, accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm.  Shawn spends about 75% of his time on firm administration and 25% on tax planning design and implementation for businesses as well as the development of benefit plans and captive insurance companies for companies and their owners and executives.  Shawn has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Kent State University.  Previous to developing the accounting firm he headed a Professional Employer Organization (PEO/Labor Leasing Co.), was the Treasurer for a closely held HVAC contractor/manufacturer, and a banker.  Shawn is also a licensed Life Insurance Agent, and investment advisor.


Brian Seifert, CPA


Brian is a 1990 graduate of John Carroll University with a BSBA, majoring in Accounting.  He was a Partner in a regional firm and merged his practice with NMS in 2010.  Brian is licensed in both Ohio and Florida and has Series 7 and Life/Health/Annuity licenses.  He heads up the Captive Insurance management portion of NMS and spends a significant amount of time designing and implementing tax and estate planning tools for high net worth businesses and individuals.


John W. Lynagh, CPA, CGMA, CFF, CVA


John is a 1982 graduate of Bowling Green University where he received his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration.  He then attended Cleveland State University where he pursued his post-Bachelor accounting education.  John was the Deputy Treasurer of Ashtabula County for 2 years after graduation.  Prior to being a CFO for numerous auto dealership organizations, he was in public accounting for 10 years.  John joined NMS, Inc. in 2009 and is a currently a Director.


Joseph R. Michalski, CPA, CGMA

Audit & Assurance Director

Joseph R. Michalski, CPA, CGMA is a Director with NMS, Inc. and in charge of the Audit and Accounting Services and Quality Control groups within the firm.  He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting. Joe has spent his entire professional career with NMS, Inc. and its predecessor partnerships and has concentrated on providing attestation services for various non-profits, governments, public companies as well as closely held entities.


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