Baker Newman Noyes Names New Director of Audit

Jeffrey Wheeler

Jeffrey Wheeler

Portland, Maine-based Baker Newman Noyes (FY14 net revenue of $29.8 million) has elected Jeffrey Wheeler as director of audit, effective Jan. 1, succeeding Carl Chatto, who has been named MP in the New Year upon the announcement of Eleanor Baker’s retirement in June 2016.

“This has been a tremendous year of growth for the audit practice,” says Chatto. “Our clients are facing constantly changing regulations and business conditions. Jeff is the perfect fit for this role given his active participation with the firm’s audit quality control, audit training and professional development committees.”

Wheeler, a principal in BNN’s Manchester, N.H., office, joined the firm nearly 14 years ago. He specializes in family businesses, private equity and venture-backed entities in the manufacturing, distribution, technology and service sectors.

“We routinely help clients address issues relative to compliance, complex accounting issues, mergers and acquisitions and internal controls. As director of audit I will continue BNN’s focus on quality control, and enhancing our audit processes and technology,” Wheeler says. “In addition, we will be further developing our recruiting strategy and personnel development to ensure a continued pool of talent to support our clients.”