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Jeffrey W.  Covert, CPA

Jeffrey W. Covert, CPA

Jeff Covert is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in public accounting, serves as the Partner-in-Charge of the Tax and Litigation Support departments at Contemporary Business Solutions (CBSI) since joining in 1999.

Before becoming an integral part of CBSI, Jeff held the esteemed positions of Treasurer and Secretary at Startec, Inc. from 1997 to December 1999. Situated in Dublin, Ohio, Startec, Inc. is a small publicly held company specializing in environmentally related products for the waste-to-energy market. Jeff's responsibilities at Startec included overseeing accounting, cash management, strategic planning, and tax matters for the parent company and its three subsidiary companies, including an international operation.

Jeff's diverse professional background extends to academia, as he served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he imparted knowledge in income taxation within the undergraduate program.

Before his tenure at Startec, Jeff held the position of President and shareholder at Covert & Yazel, Inc., a local CPA firm, from 1988 to 1997. Covert & Yazel specialized in managing the financial and tax affairs of small to medium-sized businesses across various industries and professions, as well as individuals. With approximately 500 clients, a staff of five, and two principals, Jeff played a pivotal role in the firm's success.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Accountancy Degree from Miami University. His wealth of experience and comprehensive expertise make him an invaluable asset to the CBSI team.