From our humble beginning to the international group that it is today, Mazars in the US remains true to its founder’s spirit and values of deep ethical commitment, responsibility and belief that technical excellence is the key to success.
After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army at the beginning of the century, Maxwell R. Weiser decided to pursue his dream of owning his own business and becoming an accountant. Going to night school while he worked as a bookkeeper, Max graduated New York University and founded M.R. Weiser & Company in 1921 to serve the accounting and business needs of entrepreneurs. His early clients included a laundry, an oil refinery, and a variety of small businesses. Maintaining a strict work ethic, Max worked six days a week, year-round. His dedication to providing the ultimate customer service experience had “his golf clubs seeing more courses than he did,” since Max was known for canceling vacations at a moment’s notice to assist with client emergencies. Max lived well into his 90s and was always proud of his firm’s success.
Max’s son Ken went to school to become a mechanical engineer but found he did not like it and switched to Harvard Business School, joining M.R. Weiser & Company in 1949. Ken became a Managing Partner in the 60s.
Over the years, many individuals contributed to building upon Max’s legacy. In 2001, the firm shortened its name to “Weiser,” modernized its logo, and under the watchful eye of Managing Partner Doug Phillips enters a period of growth and expansion.
In 2010, the firm joined with Mazars Group, becoming the U.S. independent member firm with a broad global reach. Victor Wahba, who became the firm’s Chief Executive Officer in 2015 and Chairman in 2016, oversees the future success of the firm as Mazars.