IPA Best of the Best Firm Expands In Ohio

Columbus, Ohio-based GBQ (FY11 net revenue of $19.5 million) opened a Cincinnati office as part of the firm’s strategy to expand its specialty services, and hired Keith Hock to head the branch.

The office is for the firm’s Financial Advisory Services group, which does consulting on business litigation, bankruptcy and forensic accounting as well as other audit and tax functions.

GBQ MP Darci Congrove says the firm was considering a Cincinnati presence this year when the firm in February opened specialty offices for business valuation in New York and Philadelphia.

Congrove also hinted more acquisitions of niche practices could be on tap for the firm.