People on the move: Madnick stepping down as CEO at Friedman

A roundup of recent hires, promotions, and other personnel news from firms across the country, including Bruce Madnick stepping down as CEO of Top 100 Firm Friedman, and a slate of new partners at Carr, Riggs & Ingram.


Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC has named four new partners: Matt Sasser in Brewton, Jason Dickey in Enterprise, and Robyn Bailey and Jonathan Knight in Montgomery.


Britta von Oesen, vice president at CohnReznick, San Francisco, has been appointed as co-chair of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s newly announced Women’s Empowerment Sub-Committee. ... Gerardo Aguirre has joined MMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, as an audit manager.


Suzanne Cox has been named a shareholder in the Tampa office of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, where she has worked since 2007. … Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC has named new partners: Sonia Mitchell in Destin, Rob Lemmon in Gainesville, Bill Hall in Jacksonville, Evan Dykes in Marianna, Heather Jourdan in Niceville, and, in Tallahassee, Tom Montalbano, David White and Bridget Boswell. … Lillian Peters has been hired as managing director and Tessie Yuste as senior financial advisor, Wealth Management division, of Cherry Bekaert, Coral Gables. … Pivot CPAs, Jacksonville, announced six promotions: Sheryl Tschimpke to principal, assurance, Pamela Bomba to principal, Darrell Clarkson to senior tax manager, Dustin Saunders to tax manager, Eric Marousek to tax senior associate, and Bill Peavey to manager, accounting services.


Windham Brannon in Atlanta has named as shareholders Courtnay Bazemore, who has been with the firm for nearly 14 years, and Kerry Buchan, who has been with the firm for two.


Gorana Stojanovic has been hired as global chief marketing officer of PrimeGlobal.


Stephanie Mullet and Kevin Tschirn were named partners at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, New Orleans.


Sarah Watson has been hired as tax manager at Albin, Randall & Bennett, Portland.


Eddie Heppes has been promoted to the role of supervisor, DeLeon & Stang CPAs and Advisors, Gaithersburg.


Barry Babbitt has been hired as senior advisor for Alvarez & Marsal’s Financial Industry Advisory Services group, Detroit.


Layne Kockelman has been promoted to manager at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, Mankato.


Jason Akers has been hired as the information technology administrator of KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield.


Fred Berk and Harriet Greenberg, co-managing partners, will run day-to-day operations of Friedman, New York, taking over for chief executive officer Bruce Madnick. He will continue his affiliation with the firm, serving as the relationship person to many clients and in an advisory role to the firm’s partner group. After 35 years at the helm, Madnick will become chief executive officer emeritus. Berk and Greenberg came up through the ranks of Friedman, helping the firm achieve dynamic growth over the last 35 years. … Duc Nguyen has been appointed forensics technology manager for the newly opened Forensics Technology Lab in RGL Forensics’ New York office. … Hitendra Patil has been appointed as director of practice development at AccountantsWorld, Hauppauge. Patil has served the accounting profession for more than 12 years and the technology-enabled financial services industry for 25 years in numerous capacities across multiple countries.


Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC has named two new partners: Karen Shook in Greenville and Scott Bailey in Raleigh.


Amy Gibson has been hired to work in the area of state and local taxes at Walthall CPAS, Cleveland.


Duane Morris added Angelica DiLorenzo and promoted Kevin Ward to supervisor, both in its tax accounting group, Philadelphia.


Steven Kurinsky has been promoted to supervisor at DeLeon & Stang CPAs and Advisors, Leesburg.

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