PYA Expands Nashville Office

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA) (FY13 net revenue of $30 million) celebrated an open house for its expanded Nashville office and plans to recruit individuals to fill 30 open positions.

“We have served the market for three decades, but we recently saw an opportunity to expand our presence to better serve our clients,” says Marty Brown, the firm’s MP for consulting services. “When we found the executive we wanted to lead the expanded effort, we moved forward.”

That executive is Shannon Sumner, former senior vice president and chief quality officer for CHAN HEALTHCARE, who rejoined PYA as a principal in late 2013. She had previously served as a senior consultant in audit and physician services at PYA before joining CHAN in 1997.

“During the past year, about 30 PYA professionals have worked on either a full-time or part-time basis out of our Nashville office supporting more than 40 Nashville area clients,” says Sumner. “As a result of the Nashville client base, our opportunities have continued to expand nationally.”

“We are committed to expanding this wide array of nationally-recognized services to better support existing and new clients in the Nashville market,” says Sumner. The services used by the 40 Nashville clients in 2014 covered a broad spectrum of the capabilities of the PYA family. They included compensation and business valuation, compliance, data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, construction and real estate project management, tax, audit and assurance, reimbursement and revenue cycle and physician advisory services.

The PYA expansion offers career growth opportunities for professionals in the Nashville area.

“PYA is currently recruiting to fill 30 open positions in specialties such as population health management, data analytics, real estate development and advisory services, regulatory compliance, business and compensation valuation, assurance and tax,” says Sumner. “Many of these opportunities are available in Nashville for the right qualified individuals.”