Angela MacPhee to Lead Consulting Practice for Baker Tilly

Angela Macphee

Chicago-based IPA 100 firm Baker Tilly has appointed Angela MacPhee MP of the firm’s consulting practice. She succeeds Ethan Bach, who will now lead the firm’s innovation and solutions area.

MacPhee has led the global forensics consulting practice since her company, RGL Forensics, combined with Baker Tilly in 2018. In her new role, she will lead Baker Tilly’s consulting practices encompassing global forensics and litigation services, government contractor services, enterprise transformation and digital solutions, health care consulting, enterprise solutions and services, and three newly expanded practices: business advisory services, real estate advisory and client accounting services.

“As the former CEO of two companies, Angela understands the complexities of running a business in today’s hyperconnected world and is best positioned to lead Baker Tilly Consulting as indispensable strategic partners,” says CEO Alan Whitman.

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CBIZ Acquires Insurance Firm

IPA 100 firm CBIZ & MHM of Cleveland and Kansas City, Mo., has acquired Prince-Wood Insurance of Woodbridge, Va.

Established in 1967, Prince-Wood provides property and casualty insurance to small and mid-sized businesses in northern and central Virginia, Maryland and Washington. The company has seven employees and approximately $1.2 million in annual revenue.

“Despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our property and casualty business continues to grow coming off a very strong year of performance in 2019,” says CBIZ president and CEO Jerry Grisko. “Prince-Wood is an ideal partner given their long-standing local presence and deep client relationships.”

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SC&H Gets New CMO

Colin Kendall

Sparks, Md.-based SC&H Group Inc., an IPA 100 firm, has selected Colin Kendall to be the firm’s new chief marketing officer. In his time at SC&H, Kendall has led the marketing strategy for the firm’s largest service lines, with a focus on data-driven marketing campaigns.

“Colin has demonstrated the ability to think strategically and proactively on behalf of the firm’s practices, and embodies the SC&H culture,” says SC&H co-founder and CEO Ron Causey. “His data-driven approach – both with service lines and other firm initiatives – has helped SC&H Group to expand our brand’s voice and awareness in the industry, and foster a tighter alignment between marketing, sales and the client experience.”

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Deloitte Taps Asif Dhar to Lead U.S. Life Sciences and Health Care Practice

Asif Dhar

New York-based Big 4 firm Deloitte has appointed Asif Dhar to lead the firm’s U.S. life sciences and health care practice. He succeeds Doug Beaudoin, who recently became the firm’s CIO.

In his more than 10 years with Deloitte, Dhar has held positions as the firm’s federal health solutions leader and the life sciences and health care practice’s chief health informatics officer. In his new position, Dhar will lead overall strategic direction and implement go-to-market strategies for the practice’s more than 10,000 practitioners.

“Asif’s passion for the industry and his experience delivering the breadth and depth of Deloitte to solve complex business challenges makes him ideally suited for this role,” says Seema Pajula, vice chairman and U.S. industries and insights leader for Deloitte. “With his deep knowledge of both the life sciences and health care industries, I am confident in his ability to lead through today’s tumultuous times and bring pragmatic, implementable solutions to our clients.”

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Andrew Bissonnette to Lead Health Care Practice for LBMC

Andrew Bissonnette

Andrew Bissonnette has been selected to lead the health care practice for Brentwood, Tenn.-based IPA 100 firm LBMC. He succeeds Greg Eli, who will continue to play a key advisory role in the firm.

Bissonnette is a shareholder in the firm and brings to this role more than 20 years of health care advisory experience. He has been involved in health care-related audit and assurance services across a wide variety of specialties, including both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, behavioral health and long-term care.

“Congratulations to Andrew, and I want to thank Greg for his outstanding achievements and contributions to LBMC’s health care practice and the firm overall,” says CEO Jeff Drummonds. “I cannot think of a better successor than Andrew, and I look forward to continuing to work with him as he drives the health care practice forward.”

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PKF O’Connor Davies Admits Bruce Desrosiers as Partner

Bruce Desrosiers

New York-based PKF O’Connor Davies, an IPA 100 firm, has admitted Bruce Desrosiers as a partner in the firm’s tax practice.

Desrosiers has 25 years of experience working on complex tax and compliance issues, with expertise in the areas of estates and trusts, income tax compliance, cost-segregation analysis and estate administration. He began his career at a Big 4 firm and more recently served as tax partner and director of tax services for noted accounting and advisory firms in Providence, R.I.

“Bruce has built his career on delivering solutions clients depend on to minimize tax impact and anticipate and address compliance challenges,” says Ned McCrory, PIC of the firm’s Rhode Island office. “As the world gets a little more uncertain every day, he’s exactly the kind of expert we’re looking to add to our strong tax team in Rhode Island and beyond.”

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BerryDunn Announces Promotions

Todd Desjardins

Portland, Maine-based BerryDunn, an IPA 100 firm, has promoted Todd Desjardins to quality assurance principal effective July 1, a role he assumes from Tracy Harding, who is now chair of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board. A principal in the firm’s financial services group, Desjardins provides audit, accounting and consulting services to financial institutions, broker dealers and employee benefit plans.

“Todd’s dedication to our clients, and his vast knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards will serve him well in this important role,” says MP John Chandler.

The firm also admitted Mike Mastroianni, Rob Smalley and Dan Vogt as principals.

Mastroianni is a member of the tax consulting and compliance group, leading the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) group. Smalley is a 17-year veteran of the firm with extensive experience providing audit, accounting and consulting services to financial institutions and governmental organizations. Vogt leads health care clients in planning for, selecting and implementing new technologies, business practices, workflow and strategy.

The firm has also elected Dave Erb to a second three-year term on the management committee effective July 1.

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KPMG Bulks Up Management Team

New York-based Big 4 firm KPMG announced several new additions to its management team:

  • Greg Engel is succeeding Jeffrey LeSage as vice chair of tax.
  • Scott Flynn is succeeding Frank Casal as vice chair of audit.
  • Tandra Jackson has been named vice chair of growth and strategy.
  • Will Williams is succeeding COO Laura Newinski as vice chair of operations.

The above individuals will join four leaders who will continue in their roles on the management team: Darren Burton as vice chair of HR, Lisa Madden as vice chair of risk management, Tonya Robinson as vice chair and general counsel – legal, regulatory and compliance – and Claudia Saran as vice chair of culture.

“Our management team will harness the talents and capabilities of the entire firm to empower our clients and our people to confidently meet today’s challenges and thrive in the future,” says chairman and CEO Paul Knopp. “As we begin to write a new chapter for our firm, one that is built on integrity, growth and execution, we will differentiate ourselves in the market by the quality of our people and our services, and the strength of our culture and values.”

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CohnReznick Adds Two to Executive Board

Sheslie Royster

New York-based CohnReznick, an IPA 100 firm, announced the election of partners Sheslie Royster and Kristen Soles to its executive board. They will serve three-year terms, along with Northeast regional MP Alan Wolfson, who was re-elected.

Kristen Soles

With more than 30 years of experience in partnership taxation, federal and state tax energy incentives, financial instruments and transaction taxation and corporate tax, Royster leads the firm’s tax practice out of its Baltimore office. Soles leads the government contracting industry practice in Tysons, Va., specializing in FAR/CAS compliance, indirect cost rate structuring, cost reporting and final incurred cost proposal compliance.

“Considering today’s challenging business environment, the role of our board takes on even greater importance in establishing and driving CohnReznick’s strategic priorities,” says CEO David Kessler. “Sheslie and Kristen bring forth unique qualifications and leadership skills that will help CohnReznick and our clients capitalize on the many different opportunities that lie ahead.”

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Dixon Hughes Goodman Unveils Re-Entry Framework

In response to questions from clients concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, Charlotte, N.C.-based Dixon Hughes Goodman, an IPA 100 firm, has created a new Re-Entry Readiness Framework.

The framework’s risk analytics platform can be used to track daily changes in virus metrics, the acceleration/deceleration of the curve related to infections, helping businesses to find the potential risks or opportunities these changes pose as they contemplate reopening, make supply chain decisions and issue travel guidelines.

“This framework and analytics platform has enabled us to make critical re-entry decisions based on data and our threshold for risk,” says John Roberts, MP for services. “We have used the framework to communicate with our team members and give them the assurance that their health, safety and well-being is our top priority, which was our guiding principle from the beginning of our efforts toward re-entry.”

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