Our Team

Carrie Zippi

Managing Partner

Carrie is the current Managing Partner with headquarters in Medford, Oregon. She 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.

Scott Cosentine


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,...

Melvin Ashland

Partner Emeritus

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 evolved to financial statement audits, tax services, SOC 1 exams, custody examinations, and anti-money laundering consulting for the financial industry.