Cherry Bekaert Names COO and Practice Leaders

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY17 net revenue of $173.8 million) named Kurt Taves as chief operating officer. Taves has more than 30 years of experience and previously served as the MP of the Hampton Roads, Va., practice and the tax services practice. In his COO role, Taves will oversee the firm’s three service lines: tax, assurance and advisory.

Tax partner Christine Pierce will take over as MP of tax services. In this capacity, Pierce will leverage her 30 years of knowledge to direct and manage the client service delivery process for the tax service Line. Pierce will continue to be based in the Atlanta office.

Collin Hill was named MP of assurance services practice. He will manage resource utilization and client experience associated with the delivery of assurance services. Hill is based in the Raleigh, N.C., office.