• BDO Admits 39 New Partners

    By | July 6, 2016

    Oh look, we have more new partner news.

    BDO actually made this announcement a few weeks ago, but no matter, the new partners officially got their stripes on July 1.

    The 2016 class of 39 marks the seventh straight year of growth. There were 30 new partners in 2015, 24 in 2014, 16 in '13, 15 in '12, 13 in '11, and 5 in '10.

    I count 14 women in this class, which is double the number of last year. Twenty-two of the new partners are in the assurance practice, eleven are in tax and two each in consulting, advisory and the national office. Here's the full list:

    • Tony Alfonso (New York – Consulting)
    • Jeff Bilsky (Atlanta – National Tax)
    • Emily Bordeaux (Raleigh – Assurance)
    • Sean Conti (Chicago – Assurance)
    • Jennifer Cor (San Francisco – Assurance)
    • Mike Dean (Chicago – Tax)
    • Amy Drouillard (Detroit – Tax)
    • Nicholas Durso (Philadelphia – Assurance)
    • Mike Emerick (Boston – Assurance)
    • Eric Fahr (Washington, DC – Advisory)
    • Angela Fowler (Raleigh – Tax)
    • Beth Lee Garner (Atlanta – National Assurance)
    • Judith Grimmer (Chicago – National Legal)
    • Paula Hamric (Chicago – National Assurance)
    • Jan Herringer (Woodbridge – National Assurance)
    • Mesa Hodson (Houston – Tax)
    • Steve Kovacs (Memphis – Assurance)
    • Annie Lee (Chicago – Tax)
    • Bill Liao (Houston – International)
    • Bryan Martin (San Francisco – National Assurance)
    • Joy Merriner (Anchorage – Assurance)
    • Dave Murphy (Chicago – Assurance)
    • Will Owens (Raleigh – Tax)
    • Clint Pearson (Memphis – Tax)
    • Penny Pepperling (San Antonio – Assurance)
    • Kristi Pindell (Charlotte – Tax)
    • William Putz (Detroit – Assurance)
    • Pam Roberts (Fort Worth – Tax)
    • Brandyn Schmelzer (Stamford – Assurance)
    • Gerard Senen (Dallas – Assurance)
    • Carrie Shagat (Orange County – Assurance)
    • Shahryar Shaghaghi (New York – Consulting)
    • Brian Taggart (San Diego – Assurance)
    • Cecillio Valdivia (Los Angeles – Assurance)
    • Brian Vazzana (Chicago – Assurance)
    • Benjamin Williams (San Diego – Tax)
    • Heath Winsheimer (Pittsburgh – Assurance)
    • Eskander Yavar (Houston – Advisory)
    • Danny Zambrano (Houston – Assurance)

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    • The Horniest Partner

      Wonder if any of these new partners were from the umpteen firms bdo bought in the last few years.

      • Tyrith

        I’d imagine a decent chunk of them are. For instance, a couple of the Houston partners are ex-UHY.

      • John Wick

        Yes in regards to the one from Anchorage – she was part of an Alaskan firm that was acquired 3 years ago.

    • Jim Smith

      Did Ryan M make it from the midwest??