MGO Welcomes Tony Smalls as Partner and Leader of Entertainment, Sports, and Media Practice

Accomplished business management and accounting leader to bring decades of experience to MGO’s top Private Client Services practice.

MGO (Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP) has hired Tony Smalls as the leader of their Entertainment, Sports, and Media (ESM) practice. Smalls has more than 25 years of business management and tax experience serving top athletes, high-net-worth individuals, and culture-defining entertainers.

“Bringing Tony on board adds another star to MGO’s best-in-class Entertainment, Sports, and Media team,” said Kevin O’Connell, MGO’s CEO, and Managing Partner. “He’s an innovator in the space and his background working with some of the most influential athletes and entertainers in the world will complement and strengthen our firm’s existing practice.”

Prior to joining MGO, Smalls was a partner and chief operating officer of the business management and tax firm, Superior Business Management, Inc. His experience and capabilities include accounting, finance, tax strategy, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, and contract/deal negotiations. He has also worked with due diligence teams on prospective investments including television productions and live music tours.

“The entertainment industry is rich with new revenue opportunities, and our clients need sophisticated guidance to help them navigate complexity and maximize their earning potential,” said Smalls. “I am very excited to bring my skills and network to MGO’s already robust team and elevate our solutions to deliver what our clients need most.”

Smalls is based in Atlanta and will help launch MGO’s new office in the Atlanta metropolitan area. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College.


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