People in the News – Sept. 10

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Xcentric, a network technology firm focused on the accounting industry, has named Bob Cross its new director of technology. Cross has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience at Home Depot, Compaq Computers, Kaiser Permanente and other companies. Most recently, he ran IT governance, programs and planning for the Texas Department of Public Safety. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to improve the technology solutions and services we provide our clients and build a solid foundation for future growth,” Cross said.

Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (FY12 net revenue of $259 million) has named four new members to the firm’s Board of Partners: Mark Bakko, with the firm since 2001 and partner and regional tax leader since 2004; Christine Fenske, joined Baker Tilly in 2004 as a partner to lead the financial institutions practice; Thomas F. Walker Jr., joined the firm in 2007 and was recently selected to be MP for the firm’s offices in Illinois; and Alan Whitman, joined the firm in 2003 and is MP for the Detroit office. The Board of Partners is the governing body of the firm.