Two Rider alumni named to 2022 ‘NJBiz’ Accounting Power 50

Rodrigo Meguelo

Dan Geltrude ’87 and Bryan Merrigan ’02, ’06 are among the top 50 accountants in NJ

Two Rider alumni named to 2022 ‘NJBiz’ Accounting Power 50

Dan Geltrude ’87 and Bryan Merrigan ’02, ’06 were named to the 2022 NJBiz Accounting Power 50 list. The annual ranking celebrates the top 50 accountants in the state. 

Known as America’s Accountant for his frequent media appearances, Geltrude was ranked number five out of 50. He is the founder of Geltrude & Company, LLC, a leading accounting and financial consulting firm. He works with privately held companies, while directing the firm’s family office practice. 

Geltrude has more than 30 years of public accounting experience. By appointment of the governor, he has been a member of the state Board of Accountancy since 2010. Throughout the past 20 years, he has served on the board of directors and on advisory boards for a number of banking institutions. Geltrude earned his bachelor’s in accounting from Rider. 

Merrigan is the managing partner of the tax, audit and advisory services firm Grant Thornton’s MetroPark office in Iselin, New Jersey. He has overseen growth in some of the organization’s key industries, including finance, technology and health care, and implemented a hybrid work model for his office. The firm has recently posted record revenues of $1.97 billion. 

He has nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting, providing audit and advisory services. Merrigan earned his bachelor’s in accounting and his master’s in business administration from Rider. He is currently a member of Rider’s Accounting Advisory Board.

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