PHOENIX — Grant Thornton LLP has named Brad Preber as office managing partner in Phoenix, effective today.
“Brad helped open our Phoenix office more than 15 years ago, and we are delighted for his return to the office managing partner role,” said Jacqueline Akerblom, regional managing partner, West region. “He has always been well-connected to our clients and the community in Arizona, and his passion for recruiting will help foster growth and continued success for our firm.”
Assuming the role from Ralph Nefdt, who recently retired from Grant Thornton, Preber has held numerous leadership roles at the firm, and also serves as the national managing partner of Business Risk Services. His client service specialty is forensics, where he serves as an expert witness, neutral arbitrator and fraud investigator. He specializes in complex claims and events, with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes and fraud claims.
Preber received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Mexico. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Arizona, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas, and a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Global Management Accountant and Certified Construction Auditor. He is also certified in Financial Forensics. Preber is active in several professional, civic and community organizations, and has served on a number of boards of directors. He is also a member of Grant Thornton’s Partnership Board.
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