DHG Poaches Someone From a Top 6 Firm and Issues a Press Release, Part I

Whoa, look at Dixon Hughes Goodman, picking off a transfer pricing executive from EY. And he’s a former KPMGer. And he used to be an auditor at the IRS.

Dixon Hughes Goodman, a U.S. top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Samit Shah has joined the firm as a Principal in the Transfer Pricing Services Group. Samit is based in DHG’s Atlanta, GA office and will focus on international tax services and global transfer pricing consulting projects for DHG’s clients.

Samit has more than 13 years of experience providing international tax and transfer pricing services for clients across a wide range of geographies and industries. In his new role with DHG, he will advise clients through transfer pricing documentation, planning, IP migration, cost sharing and controversy engagements.

“Samit’s experience leading global transfer pricing projects increases our capability to advise clients through complex cross-border transactions and transfer pricing regulations,” said Dennis Vick – Managing Partner of DHG Tax. “His leadership and technical knowledge will definitely be an asset to our well-established Transfer Pricing Services Group.”

Samit holds an International Master of Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina with prior experience at the Internal Revenue Service and global accounting firms.

Samit Shah

Why are firms so vague in their press releases when they hire someone away from another accounting firm? Why not proudly name the firm you poached him from?

If I was in charge of writing this press release for DHG, I would have said:

Samit holds an International Master of Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina with prior experience at the Internal Revenue Service. He also previously worked at global accounting firm KPMG. Before joining DHG, Samit was executive director of transfer pricing for global accounting firm Ernst & Young. SUCK ON THAT, EY!

I guess that’s why I’m not working in public relations.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Shah worked at the IRS for more than two years before joining KPMG in May 2005. He then fled KPMG in October 2006 and wound up at EY in November 2006.

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