Grant Thornton LLP Swears in 27 New Partners and Principals

Michelle Remo, “Big 4″ observer
August 03, 2012 /

Grant Thornton LLP has admitted 27 new partners and principals to the firm, effective August 1.

These partners and principals are based throughout the firm’s offices across the country. In addition, the firm has promoted 34 professionals to managing director.

Partners and principals admitted to the firm are thought leaders. Grant Thornton said the admission is another milestone in its effort to help clients “achieve smart, quality growth in all aspects of their businesses.”

The consulting company added: “These professionals have consistently demonstrated their extraordinary ability to understand and meet the needs of dynamic companies and industries. They have also demonstrated long-term leadership in the accounting profession and the community.”

Managing directors are the highest level employee position in the firm and are important members of the firm’s leadership team.

“Our partners and principals have demonstrated extraordinary and distinctive client service, driving value for the dynamic firms we serve — they embody our brand promise of unlocking your potential for growth,” said Stephen Chipman, chief executive officer, Grant Thornton LLP. “Our new managing directors have proven themselves to be intellectually curious and highly-skilled individuals who love what they do. Each of these leaders exemplify Grant Thornton’s mission of making a difference to our colleagues, our clients, our profession and our communities.”

New Partners/Principals

Name Title City
Andrew Brown Audit Partner Tulsa, OK
Beverly Byers Audit Partner Dallas
Daniel Flowers Audit Partner Reno, NV
Brian Fralick Tax Partner Reno, NV
Amanda Hartman Audit Partner Dallas
James Harvey Global Public Sector Audit Partner Alexandria, VA
Anthony Holden Audit Partner Oklahoma City
Darlene Huff Audit Partner Edison, NJ
Lane Jackson Health Care Advisory Practice Partner Charlotte, NC
Bill Kaiser International Tax Partner St. Louis, MO
Joseph Loretto Audit Partner Dallas
John McLain Global Public Sector Audit Principal Alexandria, VA
Bryan Moser Forensic and Valuation Services Partner McLean, VA
Joe Parrish Tax Partner Charlotte, NC
Jason Plourde Professional Standards Group Partner Chicago
Brian Pomis State and Local Tax Partner Chicago
Steven Recor Audit Partner New York
Mick Rennick Audit Partner Southfield, MI
Scott Ruggiero Professional Standards Group Partner Washington, DC
Richard Sacher Audit Partner Miami
Peter Stonis Tax Partner Tulsa, OK
Matthew Tierney Business Advisory Services Principal Philadelphia
Melvin Tobaru Tax Partner Irvine, CA
Shiva Verma Global Public Sector Advisory Principal Alexandria, VA
Sharon Whittle Compensation and Benefits Consulting Principal Charlotte, NC
Jamie Yesnowitz State and Local Tax/National Tax Office Principal Washington, DC
Brandon Young Tax Partner Oklahoma City

New Managing Directors

Name Title City
Claudia Alonso Audit Managing Director New York
Helen Bachman Professional Standards Group Managing Director New York
Linette Barclay International Expatriate Services Managing Director Houston
Dean Beddow National Audit Support Managing Director Edison, NJ
Justin Burchett Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director New York
Carolyn Carpenter Tax Managing Director Westborough, MA
Steve Carter State and Local Tax Managing Director Cleveland
Ian Cookson Corporate Finance Managing Director Boston
Douglas Criscitello Global Public Sector Managing Director Alexandria, VA
Vikram Das Audit Managing Director Atlanta
Duane Dobson State and Local Tax Managing Director McLean, VA
Anna Dourdourekas Professional Standards Group Managing Director Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Robert Forchetti Audit Managing Director Philadelphia
Trent Foster Audit Managing Director Los Angeles
Anthony Fuccione Audit Managing Director Boston
Phil Gaglio Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director Southfield, MI
Paul Klein Business Advisory Services Managing Director New York
Cherie Kummer Tax Managing Director McLean, VA
Anne Lee International Tax Consulting Managing Director Chicago
Johnny Lee Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director Atlanta
Mindy Malbasa National Tax Strategic Solutions Managing Director Cleveland
Maria Manasses Audit Standards Group Managing Director Chicago
Todd Patrick Forensic and Valuation Services Managing Director Dallas
Dan Potter Family Wealth Services Managing Director Milwaukee
Molly Rauzi Business Advisory Services Managing Director Denver
Brian Reynolds Global Public Sector Managing Director Alexandria, VA
Priya Sarjoo Business Advisory Services Managing Director Dallas
Kimberly Schrant Tax Managing Director Wichita, KS
Brian Shea International Transfer Pricing Managing Director Chicago
Christopher Shearer Legal Managing Director Chicago
Meredith Vogel Audit Managing Director Chicago
Lorraine White Tax Managing Director Philadelphia
Jeff White Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Managing Director Los Angeles
Zeljko Zelic Audit Managing Director Seattle


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