MEET OUR TEAM

Richard E. Wortmann, CPA, DABFA

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Richard founded the firm in late 2009. He has over 20 years of experience servicing organizations ranging from small closely held businesses to large Public Companies. Industries have included manufacturing, real estate, construction, non-profit, retail, employee benefit plans, local governments, automotive, education, health care, broker-dealers and professional organizations. Richard has served clients both domestically and internationally.

Richard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Drexel University in 1987 and is certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Richard is active in the local community and has served on the Board of Kendal Crosslands Communities for 10 years. He is currently the Clerk (Chair) of the Board of Directors.

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – serving on their National Peer Review Committee.
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – serving on the Peer Review Committee as well as the Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee. He is also a frequent author of the PICPA Journal on accounting and auditing topics.
  • Member of PrimeGlobal – serving as vice-chair of their Peer Review Committee and an annual presenter at their Business Assurance Conference.
  • Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Accountants.

Elizangela N. Zumsteg, CPA

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Liza joined the firm in 2011 and became a partner with the firm in 2015. Prior to joining RW Group as a Manager, Liza began her career in private industry, but since has spent more than 10 years in public accounting where she has serviced the audit, review and compilations needs of her clients. Liza's industry background includes affordable housing (HUD and non-HUD), real estate, non-profit organizations, condominium associations, broker-dealers as well as employee benefit plans. Liza also has experience in non-profit organization compliance with government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) and OMB Circular A-133. She is an active member of peer review teams and is qualified to serve as a team captain on both engagement and system reviews. Liza is fluent in four languages: Spanish, Dutch English and Papiamento.

Liza received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Goldey-Beacom College in 2002 and is certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New York and the District of Columbia.

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Member of PrimeGlobal

Ryan D. Karli

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Ryan joined RW Group in 2014. He is currently a Senior focusing on small business client accounting as well as individual and corporate tax services. Prior to joining RW Group, Ryan worked for a large national bank where he worked directly with investors.

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from West Chester University in 2014. He is currently preparing to sit for the CPA exam within the coming year.

Ryan volunteers his time with the Robert J. Gunterberg Charitable Foundation helping out at multiple local community events. He is also a member of the Kennett Square Chapter of Rotaract in which he serves as the chapter treasurer.

Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Devin B. Kirlin

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Devin recently joined the team at RW Group. He is currently working as an Associate in both the Audit and Tax fields. Prior to joining RW Group, Devin worked with Van Heusen where he honed his customer service skills.

Devin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University in 2016. He is currently preparing to sit for the CPA exam in the coming year.

In Devin's free time he enjoys staying active by playing golf, snowboarding and body building.

Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Rosalee C. Wortmann

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Rosalee joined RW Group in 2014 as the Office Administrator. Her responsibilities include human resources, marketing and administrative policies and procedures. In addition she serves as the liaison between partners, staff and vendors.

Rosalee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Drexel University in 1991.

Rosalee volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Brandywine Valley Service Unit at both the troop and service unit levels. She is a troop leader and a troop cookie manager as well as the Service Unit’s School Coordinator for the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center in charge of recruitment and programming. In addition, Rosalee is a member of the Sisterhood at Temple Beth El and runs the temple’s gift shop.