Eight Principals Admitted to Partnership at Brown Smith Wallace

Dan K. Schoenleber

Creve Coeur, Mo.-based Brown Smith Wallace (FY17 net revenue of $46.3 million) announced the admission of eight principals to the partnership. All are active participants in the Moore Stephens North America Leadership Growth Academy, set to graduate in May 2019.

Dan K. Schoenleber, formerly a principal in the transaction advisory and litigation support services practice, assists clients through mergers and acquisitions by leading due diligence and quality of earnings engagements. He also assists clients in purchase price negotiations, post-closing working capital and opening balance sheet procedures. His expertise also includes business valuations, fraud and forensic accounting, and litigation support engagements for clients in various industries. He has extensive experience working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as transaction services for public companies.

Anne M. Ritter

Anne M. Ritter, formerly a principal in the tax services practice, has overall responsibility for the tax planning and consulting services rendered to her individual and business clients and also establishes new client relationships. Ritter has more than 25 years of experience as an accounting professional providing expertise to a wide variety of industry groups including automotive dealerships, construction companies, and manufacturing and distribution companies.

Amy Ribick, formerly a principal in the advisory services practice, specializes in serving clients in the financial services industry, including compliance, internal and operational audit engagements. She consults on internal and external client business processes and accounting procedures to facilitate process improvements and compliance with laws and regulations. She provides internal audit services, including compliance and control documentation and testing, for clients.

Todd J. Goldenhersh

Todd J. Goldenhersh, formerly a principal in the audit services practice, primarily serves clients in the insurance industry, serving insurers writing fidelity, personal and commercial lines; medical and life insurance; and professional liability coverage. He also services the firm’s captive insurance clientele, and performs peer review services for public accounting firms throughout the United States.

Scott D. Brandt, formerly a principal in the audit services practice, will continue to serve as the leader of the construction industry group. Brandt has a specialized focus in manufacturing and construction-related entities including multi-company consolidations that involve complex accounting and auditing issues. He has over 14 years of experience in public accounting. He recently participated in the Partnership Readiness Program at Brown Smith Wallace, which prepares selected principals to become the next generation of firm partners.

Kevin Boeving, formerly a principal in the tax services practice, will continue his work advising decision-makers on a variety of tax planning strategies and managing their corporate, partnership and individual income tax compliance. Boeving has extensive experience with corporate tax provisions, S corporation planning, IRS audit management, research and development (R&D) tax credits, partnership taxation and high-net-worth tax planning. He also has over 20 years of experience, working with clients in a variety of industries.

Jennifer M. Vacha, formerly a principal in the tax services practice, is responsible for the firm’s not-for-profit tax engagements and provides oversight for other individual and business tax engagements. Vacha is a prolific public speaker and has given presentations on a number of topics including tax-exempt entities, general tax preparation, social entrepreneurship and non-profit

Deborah M. Vandeven

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Deborah M. Vandeven, formerly a principal in the tax services practice, will continue to serve as the leader of the high-net-worth families and individuals niche for the firm. As a partner, Vandeven has overall responsibility for the tax planning and consulting services rendered to her individual and business clients. Vandeven has more than 25 years of experience as an accounting professional providing expertise to a wide variety of industry groups, including construction, retail, health care and manufacturing.