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Grant Thornton announces a record 87 new partners, principals and managing directors

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CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP, a leading tax, audit and advisory firm, has admitted a record 87 new partners, principals and managing directors. Of those promoted, 46 professionals were admitted as new partners and principals and 41 professionals were promoted to managing director. These appointments and promotions are effective immediately.

“Every new Grant Thornton partner, principal and managing director has been integral to helping our clients overcome the unprecedented challenges of the past year,” said Brad Preber, CEO of Grant Thornton. “Each of these leaders lives our brand promise every day to make business more personal and build trust into every result — offering the diverse thinking, commitment to quality and relationship-building skills required to go beyond expectations for our clients.”

By service line, Tax accounts for the largest number of promotions (32%), followed by Advisory (30%), Audit (29%), and internal services (9%).

Name

Title

Service Line

Location

Jose Antonio Alicea

Principal

Tax

Denver

Brian Angstadt

Managing Director

Tax

Atlanta

Omri Avdi

Managing Director

Internal Services

Los Angeles

Sai Avula

Principal

Tax

Atlanta

Tracey Baird

Managing Director

Tax

Houston

Brittany Barbosa

Partner

Advisory

Atlanta

Brad Barrett

Partner

Advisory

Dallas

Kevin Benton

Managing Director

Tax

Dallas

Jay Bethard

Managing Director

Tax

Metro D.C.

Andree Bourgon

Principal

Advisory

Philadelphia

Andy Brown

Managing Director

Audit

Salt Lake City

Rachel Byerly

Managing Director

Advisory

Cleveland

Veronica Caputo

Partner

Tax

Atlanta

Matt Cassidy

Managing Director

Advisory

Philadelphia

Alfredo Castillo

Managing Director

Tax

Los Angeles

Kristen Chapman

Partner

Tax

Milwaukee

Dan Cherwin

Partner

Audit

Chicago

Staci Ciafrani

Principal

Advisory

Pittsburgh

Tony Ciotti

Managing Director

Internal Services

Pittsburgh

Scott Dalessio

Managing Director

Advisory

Metro D.C.

Ash Dalnoot

Partner

Audit

Boston

Nina Damiano

Principal

Advisory

Metro D.C.

Kevin Dawson

Managing Director

Audit

New York

Brian DiMaria

Managing Director

Tax

Iselin, N.J.

Sean Doherty

Managing Director

Tax

Charlotte, N.C.

Brian Duffy

Managing Director

Internal Services

Chicago

Michael Eder

Principal

Advisory

Metro D.C.

Elizabeth Epstein

Principal

Internal Services

Chicago

Jessica Estrada

Partner

Audit

Phoenix

Christine Etue

Managing Director

Advisory

Metro D.C.

Niall Fagan

Partner

Audit

Orange County, Calif.

Martin Ferrer

Partner

Advisory

New York

Max Geier

Managing Director

Advisory

Los Angeles

Keith Harari

Managing Director

Audit

Miami

Amy Hastings

Partner

Audit

Charlotte, N.C.

Christine Hilton

Partner

Audit

Oklahoma City

Chanson Ho

Partner

Advisory

Los Angeles

Rob Holt

Partner

Audit

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Erik Horton

Managing Director

Advisory

Chicago

Jonathan Jayasinghe

Managing Director

Advisory

Orange County, Calf.

Khadyja Johnson

Partner

Advisory

Denver

Brent Johnson

Partner

Advisory

Minneapolis

Michael Joseph

Managing Director

Advisory

Los Angeles

Brandon Joseph

Partner

Tax

Chicago

Alex Koltsov

Managing Director

Advisory

Phoenix

David Kraynick

Partner

Audit

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dan LaForge

Partner

Audit

Iselin, N.J.

Doug Lauckhardt

Partner

Audit

Iselin, N.J.

Meechal Litzenblatt

Partner

Audit

New York

William Mann

Partner

Audit

Atlanta

Derrick McGrow

Partner

Audit

Philadelphia

Luke McNair

Managing Director

Audit

Jacksonville, Fla.

Sarah Merrill

Managing Director

Audit

Denver

Allison Moran

Managing Director

Internal Services

Downers Grove, Ill.

Meredith Murphy*

Principal

Advisory

Minneapolis

Eric Myszka

Principal

Tax

Orange County, Calf.

John Neely

Managing Director

Tax

Atlanta

Yasuhiro Nishikawa

Managing Director

Internal Services

Los Angeles

Joshua Nixon

Partner

Audit

Tampa, Fla.

John O'Brien

Managing Director

Advisory

Miami

Brian Papsun

Managing Director

Tax

Philadelphia

Jennifer Parker

Partner

Audit

Dallas

David Pearce

Managing Director

Tax

Seattle

Cory Perry

Partner

Tax

Metro D.C.

Barrett Popst

Partner

Advisory

Dallas

Mike Powers

Partner

Tax

Charlotte, N.C.

Stacie Richardson

Managing Director

Tax

Charlotte, N.C.

Heidi Ryan Patton*

Partner

Tax

Philadelphia

Craig Sanford

Managing Director

Tax

Iselin, N.J.

Jill Schulz

Partner

Audit

Denver

John Seidensticker

Principal

Advisory

Denver

Nola Showers

Partner

Tax

Philadelphia

Saylor Sims

Principal

Tax

Dallas

Michael Sinese

Partner

Tax

Philadelphia

Christopher Spratt

Managing Director

Tax

Philadelphia

Steve Srmag

Managing Director

Tax

Cleveland

Andrew Surgan

Managing Director

Advisory

New York

Sunil Taneja

Partner

Tax

Chicago

Chris Thom

Managing Director

Advisory

Overland Park, Kan.

Ajay Thomas

Partner

Audit

Boston

Ty VanDeGrift

Managing Director

Internal Services

Tampa, Fla.

Laura Wagner

Managing Director

Audit

Salt Lake City

Aiman Wahdan

Partner

Audit

Pittsburgh

Rashada Whitehead

Managing Director

Internal Services

Chicago

Amy Wieman

Partner

Audit

San Francisco

Dana Wissman

Managing Director

Tax

Atlanta

Eric Young

Managing Director

Advisory

Dallas


*Promoted earlier in 2021 with approval from Grant Thornton’s Partnership Board.

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