Stewart Archibald & Barney (SAB), the sixth largest accounting firm in Las Vegas, is joining with St. Louis-based RubinBrown (FY16 net revenue of $86.1 million) June 1.
The combination will bring together more than 600 team members working from offices in Denver, Kansas City, Mo., Las Vegas, Nashville, Tenn., and St. Louis.
According to RubinBrown MP John Herber, the Las Vegas market was appealing not only for the thriving business climate, but also the strategic platform it will provide for RubinBrown’s national gaming practice. “Over the past decade, RubinBrown has become a leading provider of assurance and consulting services to gaming regulators and operators nationally. This provides us ‘boots on the ground’ for our commercial gaming clientele in Las Vegas, as well as the tribal market in the Southwest,” says Herber.
RubinBrown’s gaming practice provides audit, tax and consulting services to commercial and tribal casinos, state lotteries and online gaming operators.
Stewart Archibald & Barney MP Glenn Goodnough says, “The combination of RubinBrown and SAB will provide many advantages as we will gain the gaming expertise possessed by RubinBrown while also expanding the services and resources to our clients in the Las Vegas market.” Through RubinBrown’s longtime affiliation with Baker Tilly International, SAB’s clients will also have access to international expertise.
SAB and RubinBrown share a common history and culture that is founded upon client service. “Our culture aligns well with SAB’s where client relationships are revered and superior quality and service is a top priority,” says Herber.
Goodnough will continue in his current role as MP of the Las Vegas office. In addition, each of the nearly 60 other team members of SAB will all continue with the expanded RubinBrown.
Herber also announced the relocation of Daniel Holmes and his wife Jessica Holmes from St. Louis to the Las Vegas office. Daniel Holmes will serve as a partner and co-practice leader for RubinBrown’s gaming practice, focusing on expansion in the Las Vegas market. Jessica Holmes will serve in RubinBrown’s business advisory services group as a manager with a focus on data analytics and consulting services for the western United States.
RubinBrown expanded in Kansas City in 2005, Denver in 2010 and Nashville in 2015. Currently, the firm is ranked the 45th largest firm in the country by IPA.