Our Team

Ashland, Melvin

Managing Partner

In 1992, Mel founded Ashland Partners & Company LLP (the predecessor firm was Ashland Accounting, LLP) to provide compliance and verification services to the investment management industry, which has since expanded to include financial statement audits, tax services, SOC 1 exams, custody examinations, and anti-money laundering consulting for the financial industry.

Cosentine, Scott

Partner

Scott is the partner in charge of our Chicago office, and leads our national financial statement audit, tax, cyber-security, vendor due diligence, and AML consulting practices. Prior to joining Ashland Partners, Scott managed a variety of audit and advisory services with Crowe Horwath LLP, after working as an accountant at a national factoring firm. Scott’s experiences include external/internal audits and consultations for traditional and alternative investment funds and advisors, trusts,...

Parker, Jessica

Partner

Jessica is responsible for the oversight and development of the firm’s SOC1 examinations, as well as internal audit outsourcing services.  She works closely with Ashland Partners’ team of professionals to ensure the firm’s clients receive exceptional service.  By providing these services with a focus on advisors in the investment industry, Ashland Partners has developed a unique perspective of the operational challenges and best practices of firms ranging in size from...

Zippi, Carrie

Partner

Carrie is responsible for the oversight and development of the firm’s surprise custody examination service and SOC 1 service line. Carrie also participates in various attestation services such as agreed upon procedures, and QPAM exemption audits. Carrie works closely with Ashland Partners’ team of professionals to ensure the firm’s clients receive exceptional service.