People in the News – August 21

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Crowe Horwath (FY12 net revenues of $533.30 million) admitted nine to partner: Stephen Bedell, tax, Columbus, Ohio; Rebecca Hurt, tax, Knoxville, Tenn.; John Kelleher, tax, Oak Brook, Ill.; Bart Kimmel, risk consulting, Los Angeles; Troy La Huis, risk consulting, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Gary Lindsey, risk consulting, Columbus, Ohio; Dan Megathlin, tax, Atlanta; Jeremy Nichols, audit, Nashville, Tenn.; Mike Varney, risk consulting, Cleveland. Crowe also promoted several partners and expanded roles on its leadership team: Jim Dolinar, Managing Partner, assurance professional practice, Oak Brook, Ill.; Gary Fox, Managing Partner, tax, South Bend, Ind.; Craig Funkhouser, Office Managing Partner, Chicago metropolitan area, Oak Brook, Ill.; Kevin Hovorka, Managing Partner, industry horizontals and private equity services, Chicago; Tom Jones, elected to executive committee, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Tony Klaich, elected to executive committee, San Francisco; Ann Lathrop, Chief Marketing Officer, Indianapolis; Gary Milligan, Chief Operating Officer of audit, tax and OMPs, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Marc Shaffer, Managing Partner, financial advisory services, Chicago.

Dennis Ito has joined Los Angeles-based Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt (FY11 net revenue of $67.11 million) as a new tax partner in the Encino, Calif., office. For the past six years, he owned and managed his own practice, Dennis Ito & Associates after more than 30 years at KPMG.

CBIZ MHM, based in Cleveland and Leawood, Kan., (FY11 net revenue of $598 million) has named Jeffrey Gluck the accounting services practice leader for its New York office. Gluck joined the organization in 1992 and works closely with privately held companies in varied industries including apparel, consumer products, wholesale, manufacturing and importing. Gluck will continue his role leading the royalty compliance services group conducting royalty audits and assisting clients in the recovery of unreported revenue from licensing

Andrew Bentley has joined Roseland, N.J.-based Rothstein Kass (FY11 net revenue of $181.57 million) as a principal and leader of the tax practice in its soon-to-be-opened Boston office. He brings more than 14 years of “Big Four” public accounting experience to the team, with a specialization in the taxation of alternative investments. Prior to joining the firm, he served as director of financial services tax at PwC. Rothstein Kass expects to have more than 30 professionals when it officially opens the Boston office in the fall.