Baker Tilly International names new chair; EisnerAmper admits nine partners; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


Marcum tax partner Lori Rock and tax director Nikka Yochim, in Los Angeles, were named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s inaugural class of the Most Influential Women in Accounting.

Tammy Coley was appointed chief strategy officer at BlackLine, Los Angeles.

Chris Becze was hired as a partner, leading business development efforts for the tax department, at Armanino, San Ramon.


Veronica Larriva was appointed partner at McHale, P.A., Fort Myers, where she started working in 2008.


Porter Keadle Moore systems manager Mary Beth Marchione was selected as question editor for the Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam.


Robert Meyer was hired as a vice present at Wipfli Corporate Finance Advisors, a subsidiary of Wipfli, based in the downtown Chicago location.


Christopher Sargent was hired as a staff accountant in the audit and assurance services department at Sponsel CPA Group, Indianapolis.
Mike Sabbatis


Mike Sabbatis, who joined the XCM board in 2013 and became chief operating officer in 2015, was named CEO of XCM, Quincy. Additionally, Glen Keenan will continue in his role as president while assuming the additional responsibilities of COO. XCM founder and CEO Mark Albrecht will transition into the role of founder and chairman. (Read the full story.)


Christopher Madison was appointed partner in the audit and advisory services group at Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis. Madison has 30 years of public accounting experience and specializes in audit and advisory services for single and multi-employer pension and welfare plans.


Mary Jennifer Huffman and Beau Johnson were admitted as stockholders at Tompkins & Peters, Hamilton. Huffman has been with the firm since 2007 and was promoted to tax manager in 2013, and Johnson joined in 2009 and was promoted to accounting and auditing manager in 2015.


Julie Greenwood, principal at Nathan Wechsler & Co., Concord, was elected to the board of Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services in Keene.


Hae-Sun Chung was hired as an accounting specialist supervisor in the audit and assurance department, and Mahvand Biazar was hired as a supervisor for the management advisory and accounting services team, REDW, Albuquerque.


Corey Muñoz was appointed chief learning officer at KPMG, New York, where he will be responsible for the firm’s learning and development strategy, and continuously improving its programs. Muñoz, an accomplished executive in learning and development, will focus on integrating new technologies and have a lead role in developing KPMG’s learning, development and innovation center in Lake Nona, Fla., which will provide training to KPMG’s partners and professionals beginning in late 2019.

EisnerAmper, New York, admitted nine new partners: Amar Bhatkhandé, audit partner and a leader in the technology and life sciences services group for the West Coast practice; Jeffrey Buchakjian, partner in the forensic, litigation and valuation services group of the financial advisory services practice; Gautham Deshpande, audit partner in the financial services group; Joseph DiFalco, audit partner and a leader in the life sciences and technology group in the Philadelphia office; William Epstein, partner in not-for-profit services group; Alan Frank, partner in the consulting services group; Ana Hung, partner in the financial services group; Edward Opall, partner in the real estate and construction services group; and Ryan Raben, partner in the financial services group.


HBK CPAs & Consultants, Canfield, signed an agreement for firm Sally Frizzell Coleman, CPA, Fort Myers, Fla., to become part of HBK, with Coleman joining the firm as senior director.

Megan Kishman was hired as a manager in the tax services practice at Bober Markey Fedorovich, Cleveland.


Christian Pascuzzo was hired as a financial planner at RKL Wealth Management, Lancaster, a subsidiary of RKL.
Baker Tilly International chairman Timothy Christen


Timothy Christen was named chairman of the board of directors of Baker Tilly International, London. Christen, elected chairman by Baker Tilly International’s board of directors in June 2017, began his four-year term on Oct. 30. (Read the full story.)