Moss Adams Welcomes Managing Director of Technical Accounting Consulting Group

Dee Mirando-Gould

Dee Mirando-Gould

Seattle-based Moss Adams (FY16 net revenue of $527 million) welcomed Dee Mirando-Gould as the managing director of its new technical accounting consulting group.

“Over the last few years, we’ve noticed a significant increase in requests from clients for consultative guidance to assist them in adopting and implementing complicated accounting guidelines and policies,” says Eric Miles, partner and a leader in the consulting group. “This trend led us to create the new technical accounting consulting group and hire Dee to lead it.”

Mirando-Gould joins Moss Adams from MorganFranklin Consulting and has more than 25 years of experience addressing issues such as revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, debt and equity instruments, derivatives, business combinations and lease accounting.

Marks Paneth Acquires Dylewsky Goldberg & Brenner

New York-based Marks Paneth (FY16 net revenue of $127.7 million) acquired Dylewsky Goldberg & Brenner of Stamford, Conn. The acquisition brings two partners, Scott Brenner and Dannell Lyne; one director, Lawrence Goldberg; and eight professionals.

Since its founding in 1991, DGB has provided accounting and consulting services to high-net-worth individuals, families, financial and professional service providers, commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations.

“Marks Paneth’s outstanding reputation in the key markets we serve made the firm an ideal choice for us,” says Brenner. “We now have access to an expanded pool of resources that will enable us to service our client relationships even more effectively.”

“Over the years, DGB has demonstrated the same client-centric approach that is at the core of all Marks Paneth service offerings,” says Harry Moehringer, MP of Marks Paneth. “We look forward to working alongside our new colleagues to enhance our strengths in key market sectors throughout Connecticut.”

Zettle Rejoins Aldrich Group as CFO

Lucas Zettle

Lucas Zettle

Salem, Ore.-based Aldrich Group (FY16 net revenue of $47.1 million) named Lucas Zettle as chief financial officer. Zettle began his accounting career as an associate with Aldrich in 2010 and later moved on to private industry to expand his breadth of financial knowledge.

“As CFO, I want to empower Aldrich with key financial and operational information that supports our drive for growth. My vision for this role is to create a world class accounting and finance team within Aldrich, and to continue to enable our clients achieve their goals,” says Zettle.

“Lucas’ technical skills as well as familiarity with our firm’s culture and vision will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow,” says Martin Moll, CEO.

Scally Joins Marcum as PIC of Litigation Services

William Scally

William Scally

William Scally has joined New York-based Marcum LLP (FY16 net revenue of $449 million) as PIC of litigation services in the Boston office.

As a valuation specialist, Scally provides financial, economic and statistical services, with a focus on equity and debt valuation, business enterprise valuation, business model due diligence and contract compliance. He also has experience applying valuation principles to assist companies pursuing strategic initiatives and to analyze economic damages pursuant to government and commercial litigation disputes.

Scally’s 16 years of management consulting experience includes engagements in private equity and early-stage ventures, professional services, software, technology, manufacturing, financial services, life sciences and health care.

Friedman Launches New Cybersecurity Service, CyZen

New York-based Friedman LLP (FY16 net revenue of $94 million) has launched a new service, CyZen. This will consist of a five-person team of cybersecurity advisors that provides clients cybersecurity support against the growing risk of cyber threats.

The CyZen team will safeguard individuals and companies in both the public and private sectors spanning a broad range of industries. CyZen offers clients cutting-edge cybersecurity through a customizable suite of services, including assessment, testing, remediation and monitoring.

Jacob Lehmann, managing director of CyZen, has more than 10 years of experience spearheading proactive, innovative and custom-tailored solutions that help safeguard clients from cybersecurity risks. His engagements span small and medium businesses and high net-worth individuals to big enterprise-level engagements and start-ups across broad spectrum of industries including, technology, banking, finance and real estate.

William Mendez, director of Friedman CyZen, has more than 10 years of experience strategizing and executing innovative cybersecurity solutions for entities ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations in the finance, real estate, nonprofit, education and energy sectors.

Sean Johnstone is a senior specialist who focuses on penetration tests and vulnerability assessments in the cybersecurity space. He has led cybersecurity awareness training for northeast clients.

William Keppler is a senior specialist with more than five years of experience in the cybersecurity space. He has conducted ethical hacking, software security, web application security, programming and vulnerability research.

Eric Freeman is a senior specialist focusing on building tailored solutions to help defend endpoints and networks from advanced threats.

Crowe Horwath Admits 10 Partners and Principals

Chicago-based Crowe Horwath (FY17 net revenue of $809.5 million) has admitted the following 10 new partners and principals. These new roles will be effective April 1, 2018.

  • Mark Demos, audit, Los Angeles
  • Andy Gripp, audit, Oak Brook, Ill.
  • Kristin McDonner, audit, Louisville, Ky.
  • Linda Poeschel, firm risk management, Oak Brook
  • Tom Reznicek, performance consulting, Chicago
  • Tiffany Richardson, tax, Denver
  • Chris Salvatore, audit, New York
  • Chris Sifter, performance consulting, Chicago
  • Howard Wagner, tax, Louisville
  • Jason Whitmer, audit, South Bend, Ind.

The Bonadio Group Acquires Western New York Firm

Pittsford, N.Y.-based The Bonadio Group (FY17 net revenue of $92.1 million) acquired Vincent J. Muffoletto of Buffalo, N.Y. Second-generation owner, Jim Muffoletto, and three of his colleagues will join The Bonadio Group’s Buffalo, N.Y., office.

“They’ve earned a top-notch reputation in western New York for their expertise in foundations and other high-profile clients. Our clients will benefit from the significant capabilities this team brings to The Bonadio Group,” says Thomas Bonadio, CEO.

“Serving our clients has been a top priority since my father started the firm in 1958,” says Muffoletto. “One of the driving factors behind this merger with The Bonadio Group was to expand our capabilities to better serve our clients. This agreement provides our employees and clients with access to an even wider range of accounting, financial, and consulting resources and expertise, as well as a network of offices across the state.”

Clark Schaefer Hackett Admits McRill as Shareholder

Scott McRill

Scott McRill

Scott McRill has been admitted as the newest shareholder with Cincinnati-based Clark Schaefer Hackett (FY16 net revenue of $65.7 million). He is based out of the Cleveland office.

McRill has 30 years of experience in public accounting with specific experience in advising private equity and corporate clients on acquisition and divestiture activity, including due diligence, integration planning and implementation, transaction structuring, valuation, and divestiture planning and preparation.

“Scott brings exceptional technical acumen to meet the needs of our current clients, as well as business development skills to help us grow our practice,” says Kerry Roe, CSH president.

Ferro of Baker Tilly Named to AICPA Council

Jeff Ferro

Jeff Ferro

Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (FY17 net revenue of $546.6 million) congratulates Jeff Ferro regional MP and Philadelphia OMP, on being named to the AICPA Council.

“This is an exciting time in our profession and I look forward to playing a role in shaping its future,” Ferro says.

Ferro has more than 30 years of public accounting experience, working with clients across all industries. He was president of ParenteBeard until joining Baker Tilly in 2014, when the two firms merged. As regional MP, Ferro oversees five business units in Baker Tilly’s east region. He is a member of the firm’s board of partners and national management committee, focusing on collaborative and strategic growth of Baker Tilly’s industries and specialized services.

“Jeff is an accomplished leader who will be a strong advocate for the accounting profession in this role,” says Baker Tilly Chairman and CEO Alan Whitman.

Baker Tilly Admits Siebenaller as Partner

Kurt Siebenaller

Kurt Siebenaller

Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (FY17 net revenue of $546.6 million) admitted Kurt Siebenaller to the Southfield, Mich., office as a partner.

“Kurt’s in-depth of knowledge of the construction, real estate, manufacturing and other for-profit industries combined with his understanding of the Detroit marketplace will make him an invaluable asset to clients within the region,” says Patrick Killeen, Michigan OMP.

Siebenaller has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting. His extensive knowledge of tax planning, tax minimization, business planning and compliance matters allows him to offer value-added services to clients in alignment with their growth goals.