BDO Adds to San Antonio Practice

Chicago-based BDO USA (FY13 net revenue of $683 million) announced the expansion of its San Antonio, Texas, practice through an agreement with Travis Wolff. The move adds three partners – Kevin Petermann, Gary Hoyack and Janet Stigent-Burns – and 25 employees to BDO, bringing total staff in San Antonio to approximately 70, effective immediately.

BDO CEO Wayne Berson said of the Travis Wolff move, “Their large, private company client base complements our existing strength in the nonprofit sector in San Antonio.”

Petermann said, “Our growing clients will still receive the local, hands-on service they value, but will now have access to a wider array of services, extensive industry experience and the resources of BDO’s extensive global network. Moreover, BDO’s strength in the natural resources industry will enable us to compete more effectively for oil and gas business.” Petermann will serve as the tax managing partner for the combined San Antonio practice. Hoyack will serve as the assurance managing partner. Stigent-Burns is a tax partner.

In addition to the three partners, Edward L. Rishebarger, one of the founders of Burnside & Rishebarger, has also joined BDO USA.

The firm now has more than 300 professionals serving Texas clients from offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. BDO plans to consolidate its San Antonio staff into one office in the near future.