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John M. Surgent

John M. Surgent, CPA

John M. Surgent, CPA, is the Founder and Chairman of Surgent, a 30-year leader in Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Surgent provides over 2,500 live days of seminars in tax, auditing, accounting, and other CPE topics, as well as over 1500 live webinars each year to CPAs and other financial professionals across the U.S. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Surgent has made over 2,000 live presentations and personally trained over 56,000 CPAs. His down-to-earth, practical approach clearly emphasizes ways in which professionals can satisfy their clients’ needs and maximize their incomes. Mr. Surgent also manages a 30-person CPA firm specializing in taxation and financial planning for high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses. Mr. Surgent has worked in the tax department of a Big Four accounting firm and was an assistant professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University and a master’s in taxation from Villanova University School of Law.