AKT Appoints New CEO

Martin Moll

Martin Moll

Salem, Ore.-based AKT LLP (FY14 net revenue of $42.4 million) announced Martin Moll was selected as the company’s next CEO. Moll will succeed Steve Tatone, who held the title for over 30 years. Tatone became chairman of the board effective Jan. 1.

Moll, who is an Oregon native, joined AKT as a leader of its health care practice. With more than 20 years of experience, he is nationally recognized as an expert on best practices for clinic administration. More recently, he served as the firm’s PIC of growth. Moll’s focus with his clients has been in the area of strategic and long-term planning.

“For decades, Steve led us with a steady hand and open heart. I am humbled to continue Steve’s mission to help clients achieve their goals,” says Moll. “AKT will continue to work hard to be the best leaders we can possibly be, and as a result we will thrive and grow just as it has for the past 43 years. We will continue to take great care of all stakeholders – our clients, community, employees, families, retired partners and ourselves.”

Steve Tatone

Steve Tatone

Tatone began his accounting career in 1973 and became the MP of AKT in Salem in 1979. Under his leadership, the firm grew from a single office to a multi-state West Coast regional firm with deep industry expertise in several sectors. Tatone was awarded CEO of the Year in the professional services category by the Portland Business Journal in 2009 and selected as a Most Admired Peer by INSIDE Public Accounting in 2014.

“Martin is a great choice as the next leader of AKT,” says Tatone. “We have always reinforced the importance of company culture, and Martin’s character is a perfect example of the kind of attributes we value. I am thrilled for AKT’s next chapter.”