Rylander Clay & Opitz Joins BKD

Springfield, Mo.-based BKD (FY17 net revenue of $564.4 million) CEO Ted Dickman announced that Rylander Clay & Opitz LLP of Fort Worth, Texas, will join the firm effective June 1.

“We want to extend a warm welcome to our new BKD team members,” says Dickman. “RCO’s commitment to their ‘Five Star’ client service model aligns perfectly with our standard of unmatched client service, and their True Expertise will help us achieve our goals as we move forward.”

RCO offers a variety of accounting and consulting services for clients across a broad range of industries and will join BKD’s approximately 2,650 personnel and 280 partners.

“With the addition of RCO, BKD will fulfill our strategic vision of having a presence in Fort Worth, the 16th largest city in the U.S.,” says Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco MP Tom Watson. “The combination capitalizes on RCO’s deep roots in the Fort Worth market and BKD’s wide range of audit and advisory services that RCO’s clients can now access.”

RCO will grow the overall capabilities of BKD’s South Region and its existing offices in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Waco, Texas. Staff will stay at their current location in Fort Worth, and the office will be led by RCO’s current MP, Rob Opitz.

“This is certainly a win-win situation for all involved,” says Opitz. “We’re happy to be joining BKD and are excited to bring enhanced career opportunities for our professionals and greater access to services for our clients.”