Grant Thornton announces a record 96 new partners, principals and managing directors

 

CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP, one of America’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms, has admitted 38 new partners and principals and promoted 58 professionals to managing director. These appointments and promotions became effective August 1.

 

The list of 96 new leaders is a record for the firm, surpassing last year’s record of 87 new promotes.

 

Seth Siegel, CEO of Grant Thornton, says the newly promoted leaders embody the firm’s ongoing commitment to culture, quality and superior client service.

 

“All of these talented professionals are advancing our firm, and they consistently deliver on our promise to make business more personal and build trust into every result,” Siegel said. “The breadth of their experience is impressive, and just as important, they have demonstrated time and again a knack for going beyond expectations for the many organizations we serve. As our firm continues to grow, all of these leaders will be instrumental in helping Grant Thornton reach new heights.”

 

By service line, advisory accounts for the largest number of promotions (46%), followed by audit (30%), tax (20%), and internal services (4%).

 

Name

Title

Service Line

Location

Sameer Abdulsattar

Managing Director

Advisory

New York

Jennifer Ardrey

Principal

Tax

Chicago

Glenn Barenbaum

 

Partner

Advisory

Philadelphia

Kevin Barth

Managing Director

Advisory

Philadelphia

Tamara Bienert

Partner

Audit

Metro D.C.

Ashley Bloomer

Managing Director

Audit

St. Louis

Aaron Borden

Partner

Tax

Dallas

Kelly Bugg

Managing Director

Tax 

Baltimore

Dan Carroll

Managing Director

Tax

Downers Grove, Ill.

Philip Christy

Managing Director

Advisory

Houston

Juan Cruz

Managing Director

Audit

Charlotte, N.C.

Stephen Dagnell

Partner

Audit

Melville, N.Y.

Craig Davied

Managing Director

Advisory

Kansas City, Mo.

Michael Day

Partner

Audit

Houston

Jentre Deibler

Managing Director

Audit

Baltimore

James DePalma

Managing Director

Advisory

New York

Shweta Desai*

Partner

Audit

San Francisco

Jon Dittrich

Managing Director

Tax

Cleveland

Elie Doft

Managing Director

Advisory

Hartford, Conn.

Eric Downey

Managing Director

Advisory

Atlanta

Nathan Ellis

Partner

Audit

Boston

Catie Ely

Managing Director

Tax

Dallas

Jim Fortosis

Principal

ICS

Chicago

Alice Galaz

Partner

Audit

Dallas

Partho Ghatak

Managing Director

ICS

Downers Grove, Ill.

Dan Grayzel

Managing Director

Advisory

New York

Max Geier

Partner

Advisory

Los Angeles

Richard Gutierrez

Managing Director

Tax

Orange County, Calif.

Greg Haberer

Managing Director

Advisory

Denver

Lisa Heacock

Partner

Advisory

Los Angeles

Michael Hennessey

Principal

Advisory

Charlotte

Rebecca Hickman

Partner

Audit

Atlanta

Michael Hoover

Managing Director

ICS

Atlanta

John Howell

Principal

Advisory

Charlotte

Matthew Hughes

Partner

Audit

Charlotte

Ann Huynh

Managing Director

Advisory

Houston

Lauren Jansen

Managing Director

Tax

Chicago

Michael Joseph

Principal

Advisory

Los Angeles

Zehra Khan

Managing Director

Audit

Tulsa, Okla.

Matthew King

Managing Director

Tax

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Konstantinos Kourakis

Principal

Advisory

Philadelphia

Tim Krinke

Managing Director

Advisory

Minneapolis

Christian Lant

Managing Director

Advisory

Los Angeles

Matthew Lavery

Principal

Advisory

Kansas City, Mo.

Matthew Lerner

Principal

Advisory

Iselin, N.J.

Teresa Lin

Partner

Advisory

Dallas

Danilsa Lopez*

Partner

Audit

New York

Katie MacQuivey

Managing Director

Advisory

Bellevue, Wash.  

Scott Maynard

Managing Director

Tax

Orange County, Calif.

Dominic Mills

Partner

Audit

San Jose

Lisa McClure

Managing Director

ICS

San Francisco

Sean McErlean

Managing Director

Advisory

Philadelphia

Nick Moore

Managing Director

Audit

Dallas

Kevin Morris

Managing Director

Audit

Melville, N.Y.

Nick Morteo

Managing Director

Advisory

Boston

Chris Morton

Managing Director

Audit

Philadelphia

Shawn Mostal

Partner

Audit

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Kristin Neilson

Managing Director

Audit

Bellevue, Wash.

Jason Nelson

Partner

Tax

Minneapolis

Matt Nelson

Managing Director

Advisory

Charlotte, N.C.

Luke Nestler

Managing Director

Tax

Phoenix

Chris Oatis

Partner

Tax

Orlando

Jennifer Perko

Partner

Audit

Chicago

Carrie Phillips

Managing Director

Advisory

Dallas

Mark Pociask

Managing Director

Tax

Chicago

Cameron Potter

Managing Director

Audit

Jacksonville, Fla.

Cecille Publico

Managing Director

Audit

Iselin, N.J.

Katie Quinn*

Partner

Audit

Philadelphia

Vikrant Rai

Managing Director

Advisory

Iselin, N.J.

Sanjiv Raman

Managing Director

Advisory

Philadelphia

Joe Ranzau

Managing Director

Advisory

Austin, Texas

Vivek Rodrigues

Managing Director

Advisory

New York

Melissa Ruiz

Managing Director

Tax

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Vic Sandhu

Managing Director

Advisory

San Francisco

Chris Saracco

Managing Director

Advisory

Chicago

Sudhakar Sathiyamurthy

Principal

Advisory

Chicago

Luann Serafin

Managing Director

Advisory

Metro D.C.

Hiral Shah

Managing Director

Advisory

Dallas

Don Sheehan

Managing Director

Advisory

Metro D.C.

Grant Smith*

Managing Director

Tax

New York

Christopher Summer

Partner

Tax

Charlotte, N.C.

John Summerlin

Managing Director

Advisory

Atlanta

Itin Taneja

Managing Director

Audit

Metro D.C.

Ahmed Tantawy

Partner

Advisory

San Jose

Zac Taylor

Principal

Advisory

Dallas

Nathan Tyler

Principal

Tax

Boston

Gokhan Tumel

Managing Director

Advisory

Metro D.C.

Brandon Vaughn

Partner

Audit

Charlotte

Daniel Voogt

Partner

Audit

Chicago

Megan Walters

Managing Director

Advisory

Atlanta

Carolyn Warger

Partner

Audit

Boston

Cindy Williams

Managing Director

Audit

Metro D.C.

Jeffrey Witmyer

Principal

Advisory

Philadelphia

Galen Wolford

Managing Director

Tax

San Francisco

Natalie Wood

Managing Director

Audit

Dallas

Eric Young

Partner

Advisory

Dallas

 

*Promoted earlier in 2022 with approval from Grant Thornton leadership.

 

 

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