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Grant Thornton names David Platt to lead firm’s New England offices

Kim O’Connor to lead Westborough market as partner-in-charge

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"David, Peter and Kim have proved themselves as leaders at the firm, and we’re delighted that they are taking on these responsibilities in New England. We are confident that their experience will be an asset to those clients we serve in the Northeast."
BOSTON, MA --Grant Thornton LLP has named David Platt office managing partner for its New England practice, which encompasses the firm’s Boston and Westborough, Massachusetts offices. In this role, he will lead the firm’s New England practice and oversee marketplace growth and talent development.

Platt replaces Peter Resnick, who served as office managing partner for the past two years. Under his leadership, the New England practice experienced unprecedented growth. In addition to serving as the New England Forensics and Litigation Services practice leader, Resnick will be assuming additional responsibilities in the firm’s national Forensics practice. Additionally, Kim O’Connor has been named partner-in-charge of the Westborough market, a role that was previously held by Platt.

Frank Kurre, Grant Thornton’s Metro New York and New England managing partner, commented on the appointments: “David, Peter and Kim have proved themselves as leaders at the firm, and we’re delighted that they are taking on these responsibilities in New England. We are confident that their experience will be an asset to those clients we serve in the Northeast.”

Platt has more than 25 years of experience working with organizations on complex financial matters, including strategic planning, corporate board governance, profitability enhancements and merger and acquisition services. He has served clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, and not-for-profit entities. Most recently, Platt served as the New England assistant managing partner.

Platt is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is a member of the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts Societies of CPAs, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He also serves as vice chairman of the Rhode Island State Accountancy Board and is a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.

Platt received a juris doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.

Resnick has worked with law firms, Fortune 500 companies, high-tech manufacturing and software companies, health care providers and insurers, and not-for-profit organizations in areas including forensic accounting, financial consulting, financial statement audits and fraud investigations.

Resnick is a CPA in Massachusetts, a certified fraud examiner and is certified in financial forensics. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), a member of the AICPA and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Resnick received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.

O’Connor has nearly 30 years of experience serving a wide variety of commercial organizations. She has been the engagement lead and the relationship partner for many public and private companies, and has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other complex financial matters. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, O’Connor spent more than 15 years at another large accounting firm, serving as both an audit and consulting partner. In addition to her client serving roles, O’Connor has been a leader in the firm’s People and Culture programs, a champion for diversity and inclusion, and a frequent presenter on women’s leadership topics.

O’Connor is a CPA in Massachusetts, an Elijah Watt Sells Award recipient, and a member of the MSCPA and the AICPA.

O’Connor received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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