Grant Thornton expands with addition of 67 new leaders

Thirty-nine new partners and principals admitted, 28 promoted to managing director

CHICAGO--()--Grant Thornton LLP has admitted 39 new partners and principals, and promoted 28 professionals to managing director, effective Aug. 1.

“These promotions recognize the outstanding achievements of our people,” said Mike McGuire, CEO of Grant Thornton. “Our colleagues have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and industry acumen, a strong commitment to strengthening our healthy, high-performance culture, and an unmatched ability to create value for our clients, profession and communities.”

Partners, principals and managing directors excel in helping clients achieve smart, quality growth in all aspects of their businesses. Noted for their exceptional contributions to Grant Thornton, these professionals have an extraordinary ability to lead and build relationships with clients and people at all levels of the firm.

Twenty-three percent of new partners, principals and managing directors are women, an increase from 21 percent from 2016. This continues to be an upward trend for women who now encompass 20 percent of Grant Thornton’s partnership.

By service line, Advisory accounted for the largest number of promotions (42 percent), followed by Audit (34 percent), Tax (21 percent) and internal client services (3 percent).

New Partners, Principals and Managing Directors

Name     Title     Office Location
Bob Achtstatter     Audit Partner     Chicago, Ill.
Rob Acuff     Audit Partner     Dallas, Texas
Ryan Alexander     Corporate Tax Managing Director     Salt Lake City, Utah
Jin Bahk     Partnership Taxation Managing Director     Arlington, Va.
Aaron Beason     Public Sector Managing Director     Alexandria, Va.
Cort Berner     Corporate Tax Partner     Atlanta, Ga.
Dan Borton     Audit Partner     Cincinnati. Ohio
Ryan Brady     Accounting Principles Partner     Chicago, Ill.
Bradley Chadwick     Transaction Services Principal     Chicago, Ill.
Warren Clark     Professional Standards Group Partner     Detroit, Mich.
Tom Coley     Income/Franchise Tax Partner     Charlotte, N.C.
Charles Curran     Attest Services Managing Director     Philadelphia, Pa.
Micah Dekofsky     Audit Partner     Los Angeles, Calif.
Christopher DeMartini     Audit Partner     Stamford, Conn.
Colleen Duffy     Technology Solutions Managing Director     New York, N.Y.
Elizabeth Epstein     Office of the Chief Legal Officer Managing Director     Chicago, Ill.
Graeme Finley     Public Sector Principal     Sacramento, Calif.
Eric Floriani     Audit Partner     Cleveland, Ohio
Chris Franklin     Audit Partner     Dallas, Texas
Charles Gallman     Corporate Finance Managing Director     Charlotte, N.C.
Emilie Guilbaud     Controls Advisory Principal     Irvine, Calif.
Kyle Hansen     Audit Partner     Minneapolis, Minn.
David Head     Strategic Accounts Managing Director     Charlotte, N.C.
Donna Hebson     Corporate Tax Managing Director     Seattle, Wash.
Neil Hewko     Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Managing Director     Irvine, Calif.
Amanda Hurley     Audit Partner     San Jose, Calif.
Jennifer Jones     Attest Services Principal     Raleigh, N.C.
Tom Joseph     Strategy & Performance Improvement Principal     Charlotte, N.C.
Alan Jutras     Audit Managing Director     Boston, Mass.
Heather Karpawich     Audit Managing Director     Philadelphia, Pa.
Jessica Knott     Audit Partner     San Francisco, Calif.
Matthew Lavery     Technology Solutions Managing Director     Overland Park, Kan.
Adam Lehmann     Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Partner     Hartford, Conn.
Michelle Lehmann     Audit Strategy & Operations Managing Director     Chicago, Ill.
Geoffrey Luiz     Public Sector Partner     Arlington, Va.
Jeff Martin     Tax Partner     Washington, D.C.
Bridget McCann     Income/Franchise Tax Managing Director     Iselin, N.J.
Kathleen McLaughlin     Audit Partner     Philadelphia, Pa.
Chris Melella     Strategy & Performance Improvement Managing Director     Dallas, Texas
John Miksich     Technology Solutions Principal     Atlanta, Ga.
Daniel Mills     Technology Solutions Managing Director     Overland Park, Kan.
Mike Notarangelo     Audit Partner     Hartford, Conn.
Chris Oatis     Income/Franchise Tax Managing Director     Orlando, Fla.
Tessa O'Keefe     Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Partner     Los Angeles, Calif.
Jaime Onk     Audit Managing Director     Cleveland, Ohio
Paul Peterson     Forensic Advisory Services Partner     Arlington, Va.
Amy Pope     Assurance Risk Management Partner     Tampa, Fla.
Kyle Reid     Diligence Partner     Houston, Texas
Cory Rogers     Forensic Advisory Services Managing Director     Charlotte, N.C.
Ethan Rojhani     Controls Advisory Partner     Denver, Colo.
Adam Ross     Controls Advisory Principal     Philadelphia, Pa.
Frank Saavedra-Lim     Operations Risk Managing Director     Charlotte, N.C.
Nick Saracco     Controls Advisory Principal     Chicago, Ill.
Paul Seckar     Public Sector Principal     Alexandria, Va.
John Seidensticker     Corporate Finance Managing Director     Denver, Colo.
David Simprini     Public Sector Principal     Alexandria, Va.
Elizabeth Sloan     Audit Methodology & Standards Managing Director     Oak Brook Terrace, Ill.
Tim Smith     International Tax Partner     Minneapolis, Minn.
Adam Steinmetz     Tax Partner     San Diego, Calif.
Deron Stoecklein     Technology Solutions Principal     Overland Park, Kan.
Kevin Stoutermire     Controls Advisory Managing Director     Detroit, Mich.
Stephen Thome     Health Care Advisory Principal     Cleveland, Ohio
Kyle Turner     Corporate Finance Managing Director     Dallas, Texas
Denece Van Pelt     Corporate Tax Managing Director     Tulsa, Okla.
Brandon Vaughn     Audit Methodology & Standards Managing Director     Charlotte, N.C.
Michael Wagoner     Technology Strategy & Management Managing Director     Chicago, Ill.
Brian Wolohan     Audit Methodology & Standards Partner     Arlington, Va.

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