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Grant Thornton announces a record 87 new partners, principals and managing directors
[August 02, 2021]

Grant Thornton announces a record 87 new partners, principals and managing directors


Grant Thornton LLP, a leading tax, audit and advisory firm, has admitted a record 87 new partners, principals and managing directors. Of those promoted, 46 professionals were admitted as new partners and principals and 41 professionals were promoted to managing director. These appointments and promotions are effective immediately.

"Every new Grant Thornton partner, principal and managing director has been integral to helping our clients overcome the unprecedented challenges of the past year," said Brad Preber, CEO of Grant Thornton. "Each of these leaders lives our brand promise every day to make business more personal and build trust into every result - offering the diverse thinking, commitment to quality and relationship-building skills required to go beyond expectations for our clients."

By service line, Tax accounts for the largest number of promotions (32%), followed by Advisory (30%), Audit (29%), and internal services (9%).





Name

     

Title

     

Service Line

     

Location

     

Jose Antonio Alicea

     

Principal

     

Tax

     

Denver

     

Brian Angstadt

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Atlanta

     

Omri Avdi

     

Managing Director

     

Internal Services

     

Los Angeles

     

Sai Avula

     

Principal

     

Tax

     

Atlanta

     

Tracey Baird

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Houston

     

Brittany Barbosa

     

Partner

     

Advisory

     

Atlanta

     

Brad Barrett

     

Partner

     

Advisory

     

Dallas

     

Kevin Benton

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Dallas

     

Jay Bethard

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Metro D.C.

     

Andree Bourgon

     

Principal

     

Advisory

     

Philadelphia

     

Andy Brown

     

Managing Director

     

Audit

     

Salt Lake City

     

Rachel Byerly

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Cleveland

     

Veronica Caputo

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Atlanta

     

Matt Cassidy

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Philadelphia

     

Alfredo Castillo

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Los Angeles

     

Kristen Chapman

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Milwaukee

     

Dan Cherwin

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Chicago

     

Staci Ciafrani

     

Principal

     

Advisory

     

Pittsburgh

     

Tony Ciotti

     

Managing Director

     

Internal Services

     

Pittsburgh

     

Scott Dalessio

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Metro D.C.

     

Ash Dalnoot

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Boston

     

Nina Damiano

     

Principal

     

Advisory

     

Metro D.C.

     

Kevin Dawson

     

Managing Director

     

Audit

     

New York

     

Brian DiMaria

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Iselin, N.J.

     

Sean Doherty

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Charlotte, N.C.

     

Brian Duffy

     

Managing Director

     

Internal Services

     

Chicago

     

Michael Eder

     

Principal

     

Advisory

     

Metro D.C.

     

Elizabeth Epstein

     

Principal

     

Internal Services

     

Chicago

     

Jessica Estrada

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Phoenix

     

Christine Etue

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Metro D.C.

     

Niall Fagan

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Orange County, Calif.

     

Martin Ferrer

     

Partner

     

Advisory

     

New York

     

Max Geier

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Los Angeles

     

Keith Harari

     

Managing Director

     

Audit

     

Miami

     

Amy Hastings

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Charlotte, N.C.

     

Christine Hilton

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Oklahoma City

     

Chanson Ho

     

Partner

     

Advisory

     

Los Angeles

     

Rob Holt

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

     

Erik Horton

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Chicago

     

Jonathan Jayasinghe

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Orange County, Calf.

     

Khadyja Johnson

     

Partner

     

Advisory

     

Denver

     

Brent Johnson

     

Partner

     

Advisory

     

Minneapolis

     

Michael Joseph

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Los Angeles

     

Brandon Joseph

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Chicago

     

Alex Koltsov

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Phoenix

     

David Kraynick

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

     

Dan LaForge

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Iselin, N.J.

     

Doug Lauckhardt

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Iselin, N.J.

     

Meechal Litzenblatt

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

New York

     

William Mann

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Atlanta

     

Derrick McGrow

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Philadelphia

     

Luke McNair

     

Managing Director

     

Audit

     

Jacksonville, Fla.

     

Sarah Merrill

     

Managing Director

     

Audit

     

Denver

     

Allison Moran

     

Managing Director

     

Internal Services

     

Downers Grove, Ill.

     

Meredith Murphy*

     

Principal

     

Advisory

     

Minneapolis

     

Eric Myszka

     

Principal

     

Tax

     

Orange County, Calf.

     

John Neely

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Atlanta

     

Yasuhiro Nishikawa

     

Managing Director

     

Internal Services

     

Los Angeles

     

Joshua Nixon

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Tampa, Fla.

     

John O'Brien

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Miami

     

Brian Papsun

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Philadelphia

     

Jennifer Parker

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Dallas

     

David Pearce

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Seattle

     

Cory Perry

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Metro D.C.

     

Barrett Popst

     

Partner

     

Advisory

     

Dallas

     

Mike Powers

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Charlotte, N.C.

     

Stacie Richardson

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Charlotte, N.C.

     

Heidi Ryan Patton*

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Philadelphia

     

Craig Sanford

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Iselin, N.J.

     

Jill Schulz

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Denver

     

John Seidensticker

     

Principal

     

Advisory

     

Denver

     

Nola Showers

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Philadelphia

     

Saylor Sims

     

Principal

     

Tax

     

Dallas

     

Michael Sinese

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Philadelphia

     

Christopher Spratt

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Philadelphia

     

Steve Srmag

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Cleveland

     

Andrew Surgan

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

New York

     

Sunil Taneja

     

Partner

     

Tax

     

Chicago

     

Chris Thom

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Overland Park, Kan.

     

Ajay Thomas

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Boston

     

Ty VanDeGrift

     

Managing Director

     

Internal Services

     

Tampa, Fla.

     

Laura Wagner

     

Managing Director

     

Audit

     

Salt Lake City

     

Aiman Wahdan

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

Pittsburgh

     

Rashada Whitehead

     

Managing Director

     

Internal Services

     

Chicago

     

Amy Wieman

     

Partner

     

Audit

     

San Francisco

     

Dana Wissman

     

Managing Director

     

Tax

     

Atlanta

     

Eric Young

     

Managing Director

     

Advisory

     

Dallas

     

*Promoted earlier in 2021 with approval from Grant Thornton's Partnership Board.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues of $1.92 billion and operates more than 50 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

"Grant Thornton" refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another's acts or omissions. Please see grantthornton.com for further details.


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