IPA 100 Schenck Joins CLA

Steve DeBruyn

Appleton, Wis.-based Schenck SC (FY17 net revenue of $80.3 million) will join Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen (FY17 net revenue of $866 million) on Jan. 1.

Schenck, which has 10 offices in Wisconsin, provides audit, accounting, tax and business consulting services to privately held companies and middle-market organizations. With this move, CLA will serve clients from 18 locations throughout Wisconsin. CLA has more than 5,400 employees and 110 U.S. offices.

“With our similar client service philosophies and cultures, joining CLA is a natural fit,” says Schenck president Daniel Young. “For our clients, we’ll bring greater and more diversified services. In addition, we’ll create exciting growth opportunities for our team. We anticipate a seamless integration for both clients and team members, and look forward to beginning this new journey.”

Young will lead the Wisconsin region as chief practice officer.

“We exist to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities,” says Steve DeBruyn, chief practice officer, CLA eastern Midwest region. “As the world around us rapidly evolves, we continuously build our practice to lead the pace of change and innovation. Schenck has a strong reputation in Wisconsin and a solid team of well-respected professionals. Together we strengthen our ability to serve.”

The more than 600 current Schenck employees will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from their existing offices, expanding CLA’s Wisconsin team to more than 1,000 professionals.