Moss Adams Admits Five to PIC

Seattle-based Moss Adams LLP (FY13 net revenue of $403 million) admitted five partners to PIC. These new leaders will help the firm strengthen client service and identify market opportunities.

“Moss Adams has grown steadily year over year, which has given us the opportunity to expand our leadership team,” says Chris Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Moss Adams. “These leadership additions will help reinforce local market support for our people and clients as well as further our deep industry expertise, which is central to our client service approach.”

Bob Hinton, who has served as the PIC of the Tacoma, Wash., office for eight years, will now serve as the PIC of both the Tacoma and Seattle offices, focusing his efforts on market-facing activities for the greater Seattle and Tacoma business community. This change allows Dave Schilling, the former PIC of Seattle, to focus more of his time on regional growth and management initiatives as the regional MP of the Puget Sound region.


Rob Grannum was named the new PIC of the Everett, Wash., office. In this role, he will champion client service and business development in the Everett marketplace. This change allows Jeff Green, the former partner in charge, to focus his efforts on further developing the firm’s financial institutions practice.

Jarret Rea assumed the role of PIC for the firm’s Kansas City, Kan., office. He will continue to develop the market and pursue new industry opportunities. Clay Sturgis, the former PIC of Kansas City, has shifted his focus to growing the firm’s new Dallas and Austin, Texas locations, as well as continuing to develop the firm’s telecommunications practice in the region.

Steve Fein serves as Portland’s, Ore., new PIC, taking over for Joe Karas, who served in the role for 25 years. Karas, the regional MP for Oregon, will spend more time cultivating growth and collaboration across the region while continuing to provide managerial oversight in Oregon.

Chris Paris takes over as the new PIC of Santa Rosa and Napa, Calif., focusing on market opportunities in the area. Jeff Gutsch, the former PIC, will concentrate his time on leading the firm’s wineries and vineyards practice.