Moss Adams Admits 21 New Partners

Seattle-based Moss Adams (FY17 net revenue of $577 million) announced the admission of 21 new partners and two executive directors. The new partners span 15 of the firm’s 31 locations and numerous practices.

Chris Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Moss Adams, says, “Businesses are experiencing unprecedented levels of disruption and opportunity stemming from emerging technology, regulatory change and a booming economy. This talented group of partners and executive directors has demonstrated a passion for client service, and I’m confident in their ability to help our clients anticipate challenges and embrace opportunities.”

Kyle Boast was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. Boast specializes in the technology industry and focuses on technical accounting matters relevant to venture-backed companies.

Letizia Brentano was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office. Brentano is a tax partner focused on serving middle-market companies in the consumer and industrial products industries.

Arlene Chan was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Campbell, Calif., office. Chan has in-depth experience working with companies in the life science, biotech, hardware and software industries.

Camille Christiansen was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Spokane, Wash., office. Christiansen provides audit and consulting services to small and mid-sized telecommunications companies.

Stelian Damu was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Damu specializes in providing assurance services to for-profit and not-for-profit health care organizations, including home care organizations, long-term care organizations, hospitals, medical groups and health plans.

Kevin Dusi was admitted as a partner in the firm’s San Diego office. Dusi provides tax consulting and compliance services to multinational corporate clients in the technology and life sciences practice.

Justin Eckley was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Portland, Ore., office. Eckley provides federal and state tax compliance services and works with a variety of clients ranging from closely held businesses to large, private-equity-backed operations and multinational corporations.

Steve Fineberg was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Sacramento, Calif., office. Fineberg specializes in internal audit, business risk and fraud consulting services.

Torre Hammer was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Tacoma, Wash., office. Hammer provides corporate audit, review, transaction and consulting services for clients in the firm’s manufacturing and consumer products practice.

Kelsey Head was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Head primarily works with clients in the manufacturing and consumer products, construction, hospitality, real estate and professional services industries.

Kory Hoggan was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Albuquerque, N.M., office. Hoggan is a technical leader in the firm’s public company and SEC services, the not-for-profit and tribal and gaming practices and is a leader in employee benefit plan services.

Paul Holden was admitted as a partner in the firm’s health care consulting practice. Holden is a member of the firm’s health care consulting group, providing reimbursement consulting, business intelligence and operational consulting services to health care providers in acute and post-acute settings.

Mark Hurst was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Hurst works with public and private clients in the design, identification and testing of internal controls, and specializes in IT strategy, IT solution selection, application design of controls, IT assessments and program and project management.

Phil Knudson was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Everett, Wash., office. Knudson works with closely held businesses and their owners; construction, real estate and manufacturing companies; and alternative investment vehicles, including hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds.

Chris L’Heureux was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Irvine, Calif., office. L’Heureux focuses on completing and reviewing cost segregation analyses, fixed asset tax compliance reviews, tangible property regulations consulting, fixed assets management and repair and maintenance studies.

Matt Montez was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Portland, Ore., office. Montez specializes in providing accounting and tax services to closely held businesses and their owners, with a focus on clients in the construction and real estate industries.

Weston Nelson was admitted as a partner in the firm’s IT advisory practice. Nelson specializes in risk management consulting, working closely with stakeholders to understand business and compliance risks while developing strategies to improve, remediate and monitor compliance and risk management efforts.

Francisco Sarmiento Jr. was admitted as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Sarmiento is a technical leader in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal audit, cost accounting consulting and forensic accounting for domestic and multinational companies in various industries.

Jennifer Schmidt was admitted as a partner in the firm’s national office. Schmidt leads accounting methods tax services and advises clients on numerous accounting method issues, including tangible property regulations, revenue recognition, cost recovery and accounting method change procedures.

Kinman Tong was admitted as a partner in firm’s San Francisco office. Tong serves not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities, providing assurance and consulting services to educational institutions, federally qualified health centers, research institutes, foundations, international nongovernmental organizations and social welfare organizations.

Michelle VanDellen was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Bellingham, Wash., office. VanDellen has extensive experience providing tax and business solutions for businesses and individual clients in the agriculture and manufacturing industries.

Piper Turner and Jamie Simmons were promoted to executive directors in the firm’s national office. Turner oversees the firm’s marketing function, including brand positioning, go-to-market strategies, and the introduction of new functional capabilities. Simmons leads the firm’s technology services team and has been instrumental in the continual evolution of the firm’s IT infrastructure—enhancing business capabilities through advanced and emerging technologies.