• Promotion Watch ’12: Grant Thornton Admits 27 New Partners

    By | July 12, 2012

    The word from the Purple Rose of Chicago was just handed down this morning from Stephen Chipman, at least that's what we hear. Oh wait, no, we know for sure, here's the email:

     

    Dear colleagues,
     
    One of my greatest pleasures as CEO of Grant Thornton is the opportunity I have every year to announce our firm’s new admissions into the partnership. I believe these promotions are one of the highest and most visible demonstrations of responsible stewardship, and a clear indication that we are committed to elevating talented men and women into strategic leadership positions.
     
    Our firm’s growth, and that of the clients we serve, is fundamentally based on the quality of our people. It is our commitment and investment in developing talent and identifying new leaders that will lead to even greater growth and success.
     
    The individuals we are announcing today have clearly demonstrated their dedication to this firm, to their colleagues, to the profession and to their communities. They embody our principles of collaboration, leadership, professional excellence, agility, responsibility and respect. I am confident that they will help drive Grant Thornton forward as the firm of choice for dynamic organizations.
     
    Please join me in congratulating each of these individuals and wishing them continued success at Grant Thornton.
     
    Stephen
    And the winners are:
     

    Partner/Principal

    Service Line

    LOB/Location

    Andrew Brown

    Audit

    Tulsa

    Beverly Byers

    Audit

    Dallas

    Daniel Flowers

    Audit

    Reno

    Brian Fralick

    Tax

    Houston

    Amanda Hartman

    Audit

    Dallas

    James Harvey

    Audit

    Public Sector

    Anthony Holden

    Audit

    Oklahoma City

    Darlene Huff

    Audit

    Edison

    Lane Jackson

    Advisory

    National Assurance Advisory Services

    Bill Kaiser

    Tax

    St. Louis

    Joseph Loretto

    Audit

    Dallas

    John McLain

    Audit

    Public Sector

    Bryan Moser

    Advisory

    Mid Atlantic

    Joe Parrish

    Tax

    Charlotte

    Jason Plourde

    Audit

    Professional Standards Group

    Brian Pomis

    Tax

    Chicago

    Steven Recor

    Audit

    New York

    Mick Rennick

    Audit

    Detroit

    Scott Ruggiero

    Audit

    Professional Standards Group

    Richard Sacher

    Audit

    South Florida

    Peter Stonis

    Tax

    Tulsa

    Matthew Tierney

    Advisory

    Northeast Region

    Melvin Tobaru

    Tax

    Southern California

    Shiva Verma

    Advisory

    Public Sector

    Sharon Whittle

    Tax

    Charlotte

    Jamie Yesnowitz

    Tax

    National Tax Standards Group

    Brandon Young

    Tax

    Oklahoma City

    That's 4 in Advisory, 14 in Audit and 9 in Tax; 23 men and 4 women. Let's give them all a nice round of applause.

    Now, business must be absolutely booming over there as this year's partner promotions are a full ONE partner more than last year's. Great job, guys (and gals)!

    • AnonomousGT

      Yeah, but did you get word of all the partners that were “let go” or demoted to make “room” for these bright shining stars….. It’s probably a net loss in partners going into the new fiscal year….. just saying

    • Guest

      Tis true. I believe they released about 60 partners nationwide.

    • Guest

      Interesting that 8 of the 27 promotions were in the Central Region (Dallas/Houston/Oklahoma City/Tulsa). Either business is really really good in the Central Region, or they let go of a lot of partners and replaced them with the lower cost new partners.