Wolf & Company to Join BKD

Ted Dickman, CEO of Springfield, Mo.-based BKD LLP (FY14 net revenue of $445.3 million) announced that BKD and Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Wolf & Company (FY13 net revenue of $23.3 million) are joining forces. Wolf will officially become part of BKD on Nov. 1.

“BKD and Wolf are an excellent fit for each other,” says Dickman. “In addition to our cultural similarities, both firms focus on offering high-quality service to clients and rewarding career opportunities for our associates. This combination gives us a strong physical presence in the nation’s third-largest market, where we have been looking to get on the ground for several years.”

Wolf is one of the Chicago metropolitan area’s leading CPA and advisory firms, providing a range of services, including wealth management and personal financial planning, to more than 2,000 clients from locations in Oakbrook Terrace and downtown Chicago. The addition brings about 140 personnel into the BKD team, including 18 partners.  Wolf MP Russell Romanelli will join BKD as MP of BKD Chicago, which will primarily serve clients from its Oakbrook Terrace office.

“This is going to have huge benefits for Wolf, BKD and our clients,” says Romanelli. “Together, our vast knowledge and resources will help us provide better service to an increasingly complex mix of clients.”