Dan Gardiner has been installed as CEO and managing director of Baton Rouge, La.-based Top 100 Firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, effective May 1.

In May 2017, Gardiner was elected to succeed Bill Balhoff, who had been CEO of P&N for a decade. The two have worked closely together on the succession over the past 12 months. (See “Postlethwaite & Netterville plans CEO transition.”)

“Last year, P&N announced the transition of our CEO position through a formal, structured process,” Gardiner said in a statement. “Bill Balhoff has been our CEO for the past decade, during which time our firm has experienced tremendous growth. I’m very honored to serve as the fifth managing director of one of the top 100 accounting and consulting firms in the country, and am looking forward to building upon the strong foundation of quality client services that P&N offers.”

Dan Gardiner of Postlethwaite & Netterville
Dan Gardiner of Postlethwaite & Netterville Courtesy of Postlethwaite & Netterville

Gardiner currently leads the P&N Tax Services Group. He rejoined P&N in 2008 as a member of the Consulting Services Group; he had been a member of the firm’s Assurance Services Group from 1995 to 2000, before taking an eight-year hiatus to hold various positions in industry.

A graduate of Louisiana State University, he is married to Shawna and has three daughters.

Balhoff, who joined P&N in 1976, will remain in a leadership position within the firm.

With eight offices, 450 professionals and 27 partners, Postlethwaite & Netterville ranked No. 71 on Accounting Today’s 2018 Top 100 Firms list, with $58.31 million in revenue. It is also one of the Top 10 firms in the Gulf Coast Region.

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Daniel Hood is editor-in-chief of Accounting Today and Tax Pro Today, and has covered the tax and accounting field for over 20 years.