People in the News: May 13

WeiserMazars LLP Expands Chicago Tax Practice

Christina Immelman

Christina Immelman

New York-based WeiserMazars LLP (FY12 net revenue of $132.2 million) announced that Christina Immelman has joined its Chicago office as corporate tax partner.

Immelman has more than 28 years of experience both as a service provider and a corporate tax executive. She specializes in providing federal tax consulting to public and private corporations of various sizes and industries. Immelman is an expert at mergers and acquisitions, accounting methods, financial products and structures and cost capitalization.  She also assists with the implementation, disclosure requirements, and ongoing issues of ASC740 accounting for income taxes.

“We welcome Christina to the WeiserMazars’ team. Her expertise will reinforce the Chicago office’s capability in this important practice area,” says David McRoberts, PIC of the firm’s Chicago office.

 

Powers Named OMP Of Grant Thornton’s Wichita Practice

Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY12 net revenue of $1.2 billion) named Dan Powers OMP of its Wichita, Kan., practice. Most recently, Powers served as the tax practice leader of the Grant Thornton shared services center in Bangalore, India.

Dan Powers

Dan Powers

He will succeed Lori Davis, who was named OMP of the firm’s Denver practice. Prior to his move to India, Powers served as the tax practice leader for the Kansas City, Mo., office.

“Dan brings to this role strong relationships and a deep familiarity with many of the regional resources available to best serve our dynamic clients,” said Ed O’Brien, Grant Thornton’s Central region MP. “His extensive knowledge of tax issues coupled with his proven leadership and vast experience will be integral in building upon the momentum that Lori and the Wichita leadership established for the office.”

 

Boston Consulting Group Hires Operations Expert

Scott Hefter

Scott Hefter

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) announced that Scott Hefter has joined its public sector practice as a partner and managing director based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Hefter will provide innovative strategic thinking combined with a pragmatic understanding of how government works to help bring about major change in public-sector organizations.

Hefter comes to BCG from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he led both its U.S. management-consulting practice and its global-analytics business. In 2012, Consulting magazine named him one of the top 25 most influential consultants. At BCG, Hefter will focus on applying successful private-sector strategies to public-sector clients, in the United States and globally.

“Scott is a great addition to the team,” says Sharon Marcil, a Washington-based senior partner who leads BCG’s public sector practice in North America. “He brings a wealth of corporate and government experience that will prove invaluable to our clients. He has an outstanding track record of delivering high-impact results in the federal government as well as at the state and local levels.”

 

Cherry Bekaert Expands Talent in Transaction Advisory Services Practice

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY13 net revenue of $125.9 million) admitted Tim Koch, Michael Coppa and Brian Dermott to the firm. Based in the Firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office, Koch will serve as a partner, Coppa as a senior manager and Dermott as a manager within the expanding transaction advisory services practice.

Tim Koch

Tim Koch

Cherry Bekaert’s transaction advisory services practice consists of experienced financial and tax transaction professionals who specialize in middle-market mergers and acquisitions.

“Through the dedication from the firm’s transaction advisory services professionals, we’ve worked on more than 100 domestic and cross-border due diligence assignments in the past 24 months,” says Scott Moss, MP of Cherry Bekaert’s advisory services. “The additions of Tim, Michael and Brian position us to expand our transaction support capabilities, as well as meet our clients’ needs in the areas of post-merger integration, business diagnostics, valuation services, tax structuring and restructuring.”

 

Clark Nuber Welcomes Medlin As Audit Shareholder

Matt Medlin

Matt Medlin

Clark Nuber (FY12 net revenue of $29.2 million) of Bellevue, Wash., admitted Matt Medlin as shareholder.

Medlin brings public accounting experience in both auditing and forensics to Clark Nuber; he has served clients ranging from start-up technology businesses to mid-size public companies, to large global enterprises. Medlin was previously a partner with Arthur Andersen and KPMG.

He will be working in Clark Nuber’s audit and assurance services group, focusing on privately held companies and collaborating with larger firms as they move toward the public markets. His primary emphasis will be on the firm’s technology sector presence as well as expanding services in the general commercial market.

“I have known the Clark Nuber team for my entire career, and I have seen, first-hand, the firm’s strong commitment to valuing its people and providing excellent client service,” says Medlin.

“We are delighted to have Matt join us,” say Dave Katri, president and CEO. “His addition will add depth to our growing commercial practice and accelerate our growth in the technology sector.”