Conor Moore has been appointed national co-leader of KPMG LLP’s Venture Capital practice in San Francisco. Moore will drive strategy and client services, broaden KPMG relationships with venture capital firms, venture-backed companies and start-ups, and serve as the lead partner on several large client engagements. Moore succeeds Packy Kelly, who has been appointed as the leader of KPMG's Global Semiconductor practice. ... CalCPA honored four CPAs with its Women to Watch Awards for 2014 during ceremonies at the Women's Leadership Forum. Gail Anikouchine and Shannan Gardner received the awards in the experienced leader category. Anikouchine is an audit partner at MacFarlane, Faletti & Co., Santa Barbara. Gardner is a tax partner in the Orange County office of Moss Adams. Receiving awards in the emerging leaders category were Tayiika Dennis and Jameson Montanio. Dennis is a senior manager at NSBN, Beverly Hills. Montanio is a partner in training at Winningham Becker & Co., Woodland Hills.


Rebecca Lorenz has joined Kaufman Rossin to the firm’s forensic, advisory and valuation team in Fort Lauderdale. Lorenz will manage family law and other forensic engagements, primarily focused on the Broward and Palm Beach County markets. Lorenz comes to Kaufman Rossin from San Antonio, Texas, where she gained experience managing family law and forensic and litigation consulting engagements.


Chris Rosenthal, a director at Ellin & Tucker’s Forensic and Valuation Services Group, has been accepted to The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resource Panel and Personal Property Resource Panel.


Peter Resnick has been named managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP’s New England practice. The firm tapped Sean Denham leader of the Northeast region audit practice and Scott Trenholm as leader of the New England Audit practice.


Kevin Vick has joined Baker Tilly Executive Search LLC as executive vice president. Vick will be responsible for developing relationships within the manufacturing and distribution, professional services, technology, retail and private equity and venture capital industry sectors.


Greg Smith was hired as a risk advisory service principal at Brown Smith Wallace.


Dr. David Friend has joined BDO Consulting to lead Clinical Strategy for BDO's Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation. …Howard Hoff has been named partner-in-charge of the Commercial Business Group at Marks Paneth LLP. … Paul Dailey has joined Citrin Cooperman as partner in its New York office. Dailey brings more than 35 years of experience as an authority on international tax matters for corporate and individual clients.


Mason Barringer has joined Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP as a staff accountant in the firm’s Greensboro, North Carolina office.


Kathleen Karatas has been named partner at Bee, Bergvall, & Co. Karatas joined the firm in 1996. She serves clients in the audit and accounting service group, and the business and individual tax groups. …Gregory Cowhey has joined McGladrey LLPas a principal. In his new role, Cowhey will guide the firm’s financial advisory services – investigations and dispute practice for the Philadelphia and New Jersey market. His duties will include developing business, managing client relationships and engagements and cultivating McGladrey employees. Cowhey will be based in the firm’s Philadelphia office. ... T.J. Haas has joined Fesnak LLP as director in-charge of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services group. Hass will lead the team to build the marketplace for financial and strategic buyers and sellers. Prior to Fesnak Hass worked at Private Capital Research LLC where he worked with private equity firms, family offices and private investors to identify acquisition opportunities in the middle market with values over $300 million. … Lauren Bedillion has joined Dunlap & Associates PC, Chalfont, as a senior accountant in the audit and accounting Services departments. … James Gunn has been appointed to managing director at The International Federation of Accountants. Gunn’s appointment is effective at the end of June 2014, upon the retirement of Jim Sylph.


Donna Crawford has joined Keiter as a manager in the Risk Advisory Services practice where she will provide best practice guidance to public and privately-held entities in managing their financial and information technology risks and controls. … Sirena Johnson, a principal at Thompson Greenspon, won the George Mason University Alumni Service Award.

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