Moss Adams Merging With Spokane Firm

Seattle-based Moss Adams LLP (FY14 net revenue of $429 million) has announced a merger with Spokane, Wash.-based financial services consulting firm Contineo, effective Jan. 1.

Fourteen professionals will join Moss Adams in the firm’s Spokane office and through remote hubs in Dallas and Meadview, Ariz., in an effort to expand the firm’s offerings to the financial services industry.

“We’ve had a good relationship with Contineo for a number of years, and it has a strong client base and similar company values,” says Jeff Green, national practice leader for the financial services practice at Moss Adams. “This combination is a great opportunity to increase our capacity to serve financial services clients.”

A boutique firm founded in 1999, Contineo has grown to provide professional services to hundreds of companies in 27 states across the country. The firm provides IT security, regulatory compliance, and internal audit services to financial services organizations. Contineo also currently offers outsourced IT services, which Moss Adams will not be absorbing.

Craig Sanders, president and CEO of Contineo, will join Moss Adams as a partner, continuing his work with clients as well as working with leadership on further growth opportunities.