Dixon Hughes Goodman appoints director of change management; CohnReznick grows transactional advisory team; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Haskell & White, Irvine, promoted seven employees: in the audit and business advisory services department, Carlos Martinez to audit principal, Kari Walton to audit manager, Henry Phung to audit senior, and Neon Nguyenand Joseph Park to audit-in-charge associates; in the tax department, Catie Allison to tax senior and Daric Aono to tax in-charge associate.
Michael Ryder was hired as vice president of sales, marketing and communications at CAMICO, San Mateo.
Terra Van Zant and Matt Krehe were promoted to shareholders at Gilbert Associates, Sacramento, where they have both worked since 2008.
Yaron Katz was hired as a partner in the Washington national tax – international M&A and complex transaction group at KPMG, Silicon Valley.
Holthouse, Carlin & Van Trigt, Los Angeles, admitted five members to the partnership: Kayla Hong, Jonathan Siao, Stephanie Wilkinson, Stacy Yamanishi and Doris Yau.
Mike Bannerman was named partner at Presley & Partners, Courtenay, B.C.
Molly Osadjan-Rudolf, strategic client development manager at RubinBrown, Denver, was named one of ColoradoBiz magazine’s Top 25 Young Professionals for her professional achievements, community involvement and personal story.
Legacy Professionals, Chicago, announced 10 promotions: Lisa Volland to partner; Marc Ragona and Terry Truesdale to principal; Jacob Ecklund, Christine Haber, Greg Pajon and Michael Tiberi to senior manager; and Peter Jurich, Nick Hudek and David Neven to manager.
UHY Advisors, Chicago, appointed eight new managing directors: Thomas Bowen, Daniel Felstow, Amy Gallagher, Jeffrey Hare, Michael Kirby, Corey Massella, Bill Rausch and Warren Zafrin.
DeLeon & Stang, Gaithersburg, promoted five people to on-charge accountants: Gector Alvarez, Josh Barnaby, Ryan DeLeon, Zach Hylton and Mike Shakoordokt.
Lauren Ryder was promoted to senior associate at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., Hagerstown.
Nathan Wechsler & Co. managing director Oreste Mosca, Concord, was re-elected to the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire, where he has been a member for more than 16 years. Additionally, Lacie Smith, senior accountant at the firm, recently served as a panelist for the Downtown Commercial Investment Board of Realtors Tour & Speaker Panel.
Dane Dickler was hired as a tax partner in the personal wealth advisors group at EisnerAmper, New York. Additionally, Robert Katz, managing director in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring group in Philadelphia, was named “Distressed M&A Dealmaker of the Year” by The M&A Advisor. The awards will be presented during the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards Gala at the 2018 M&A Advisor Distressed Investing Summit on March 21 in Palm Beach, Fla.
Warren Zafrin was hired as a partner and leader of the risk advisory services group, and Lauren Jarvis was hired as principal in the group, at UHY Advisors, New York.
Victoria Abramov and Terence Avella were admitted to the partnership at Berdon, New York.
John Tax was hired as a partner in the New York office of Friedman.
CohnReznick, New York, announced several hires and promotions in the transactional advisory practice: Helana Robbins Huddleston in Chicago, Natalie Tronkina in Los Angeles and Sedic Ampanas in New York were promoted to managing director; Jeffrey Michelson was hired as a managing director in New York; and Hayk Galstyan was promoted to manager in Los Angeles.
Mason Barringer, senior accountant at DMJ, Greensboro, was awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner credential by the Association of the Certified Fraud Examiners.
Jeff Outten was hired as director of change management at Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charlotte, where he will lead the implementation and evolution of DHG’s newly established Change Hub.
Carlini CPA partner Jeffrey Carlini was chosen as an "Endorsed Local Provider" for taxes in the South Charlotte metro region of North Carolina by Dave Ramsey, a radio personality and author who has a network of ELPs he refers his listeners to.
Rick Clifford is rejoining the business tax services – accounting methods and credit services practice at KPMG, Raleigh.
Ross Manson, principal at Eide Bailly and previously partner-in-charge at the firm’s Fargo office, was named the firm’s first chief innovation officer. In that role, Manson will be responsible for fostering a culture of innovation, increasing awareness of how business is dramatically changing, developing a digital strategy, improving internal processes, and assessing new technology tools. Eide Bailly partner Chad Flanagan will assume the Fargo partner-in-charge role.
Tidwell Group opened its Ohio office in Columbus by welcoming three new partners: Todd Fentress as the office managing partner and Aram Moore and Kevin Allmandinger as partners.
Michelle Bryan and Amy Lewis were named principals at Maher Duessel, Pittsburgh.
Kristin Taylor was promoted to senior associate at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., Chambersburg.
Samantha Wolf and David Kubovsak, co-leaders of the outsourced accounting practice, were promoted to managers at Stephano Slack, Wayne.
Tom Uva was hired as director of the managing consulting services practice at Elliott Davis, Greenville.
Joseph Callicutt was promoted to audit partner at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck, Memphis.
Matt Rodgers was hired as a partner in the commercial practice at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, coming back to the firm he originally joined in 2004.