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Grant Thornton admits 47 new partners and principals to the firm

Twenty-nine professionals promoted to managing director

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Dateline: "This year’s promoted partners, principals and managing directors have exhibited an extraordinary ability to create value for our clients, firm, profession and communities"

CHICAGO, IL --Grant Thornton LLP admitted 47 new partners and principals to the firm. These partners and principals are based throughout the firm’s offices across the country. In addition, the firm has promoted 29 professionals to managing director.

Partners and principals admitted to the firm are proven leaders that have demonstrated excellence in embracing the firm’s values and helping clients achieve smart, quality growth in all aspects of their businesses. Noted for their exceptional contributions to Grant Thornton, these experienced professionals demonstrate a great ability to build relationships with clients and people at all levels of the firm. Managing directors are the highest-level employee position in the firm and are important members of the firm’s leadership team.

“This year’s promoted partners, principals and managing directors have exhibited an extraordinary ability to create value for our clients, firm, profession and communities,” said Mike McGuire, CEO of Grant Thornton. “As we announce these promotions, we celebrate these colleagues’ achievements and we thank them for their continued service to our clients and for nurturing the next generation of Grant Thornton leaders.”


New Partners/Principals

Name, Title, Location
Demek Adams, Public Sector Advisory Principal, Alexandria, Va.
Melissa Beaumont, Audit Partner, Philadelphia
Lance Beder, Transaction Advisory Services Principal, Stamford, Conn.
Bill Behen, Technology Solutions Principal, Omaha
Eric Burgess, Transaction Advisory Services Partner, Dallas
Andres Castaneda, Business Advisory Services Principal, Fort Lauderdale
Andrew Clements, Audit Partner, McLean, Va.
Vincent Concialdi, Business Advisory Services Partner, Chicago
Vikram Das, Audit Partner, Atlanta
Tee Duncan, Audit Partner, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Graham Dyer, Audit Partner, Dallas
Anthony Fuccione, Audit Partner, Boston
Jason Geisler, Audit Partner, Tampa
Matt Gerkens, Audit Partner, Baltimore
Joseph Heatherly, Audit Partner, Atlanta
David Howard, Business Advisory Services Principal, New York
AdriAnn Jahn, Corporate Tax Partner, Houston
Meghan Jodz, Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Services Partner, Philadelphia
Luke Jones, Transaction Advisory Services Principal, Charlotte
Ed Kleinguetl, Transaction Advisory Services Partner, Houston
Tomasz Kotowicz, Audit Partner, Iselin, N.J.
Dana Lance, Income/Franchise Tax Partner, San Jose
Brandon Law, Audit Partner, Irvine, Calif.
Johnny Lee, Forensic and Valuation Services Principal, Atlanta
Dawn Lobecker, Public Sector Advisory Principal, Alexandria, Va.
Brad Marchand, Public Sector Advisory Principal, Alexandria, Va.
Chris Martin, Corporate Tax Partner, Tampa
Ellen Martin, Tax Partner, Washington, D.C.
Ryan Maupin, Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Services Principal, New York
Nishit Mehta, Audit Partner, New York
Rebecca Merriman, Audit Partner, Detroit
Rob Michaelis, Income/Franchise Tax Partner, Boston
Todd Piacentine, Audit Partner, Orlando
Bill Pollatos, Transaction Advisory Services Partner, Irvine
Michael Pramberger, Audit Partner, Philadelphia
Lisa Russell, Audit Partner, Boston
Melissa Schibi, Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Services Partner, Hartford
Kelly Schindler, Audit Partner, St. Louis
JJ Schneider, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Partner, San Jose
Chris Shearer, Principal, Office of the Chief Legal Officer, Chicago
Lauren Spegal, Audit Partner, Charlotte
Eric Stone, Audit Partner, Irvine, Calif.
Matt Thompson, Business Advisory Services Principal, Raleigh
Stacy Tselekis, Public Sector Advisory Principal, Alexandria, Va.
Jarrod VanDerwerken, Audit Partner, Boston
Matt Warne, Audit Partner, Tulsa
Omar Yassine, Audit Partner, Denver


New Managing Directors

Name, Title, Location
Adam Bareham, Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director, New York
John Batt, Business Development Managing Director, New York
Niles Brown, Financial Services Managing Director, Charlotte
Holly Daetwyler, Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director, Phoenix
Orus Dearman, Business Advisory Services Managing Director, San Francisco
David Dominguez, Business Advisory Services Managing Director, Dallas
Dennis Frio, Financial Services Managing Director, Iselin, N.J.
Wendy Garrett, Audit Managing Director, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Paul Hagge, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Managing Director, Orlando
Ben Harder, Business Advisory Services Managing Director, McLean, Va.
Joe Hayes, Business Advisory Services Managing Director, Philadelphia
Randy Heng, Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director, San Francisco
Lou Ann Hutchison, People and Culture Leadership Services Managing Director, Charlotte
Shlomo Lang, Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director, New York
Tim Lawler, Public Sector Advisory Managing Director, Alexandria, Va.
Shawn Mostal, Audit Managing Director, Fort Lauderdale
Jason Price, Corporate Tax Managing Director, Minneapolis
Frank Russo, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Managing Director, New York
Sam Shaw, Managing Director, Office of Strategic Management, Denver
Saylor Sims, Income/Franchise Tax Managing Director, Phoenix
Michael Sinese, Strategic Federal Tax Services Managing Director, Philadelphia
Zach Snickles, Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director, Phoenix
Barbara Stanton, Corporate Tax Managing Director, Dallas
Chris Stathopoulos, Managing Director, Office of the Chief Legal Officer, Chicago
Jeffrey Su, Audit Managing Director, Iselin, N.J.
Fred Tan, Corporate Tax Managing Director, Los Angeles
Neal Weber, Partnership Taxation Managing Director, Atlanta
Todd Wegener, Technology Solutions Managing Director, Overland Park, Kan.
Michael Whiting, Audit Managing Director, Detroit

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