Grant Thornton Admits 39 New Partners and Principals

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Who are the new Grant Thornton partners? Glad you asked. The firm announced them earlier today along with new principals and managing directors, as is customary for the Purple Rose of Chicago. If you like to parse these things out, then it breaks down as: 27 partners, 12 principals and 28 managing directors.

In the past, we’ve only tracked the partners and principals, so the 39 in the 2017 class compares to 47 last year, 50 in 2015, 32 in 2014 (GT link is broken and the GC post is inexplicably lost), 30 in 2013, 27 in 2012, 26 in 2011 and 22 in 2010.

NameTitleOffice Location
Bob AchtstatterAudit PartnerChicago, Ill.
Rob AcuffAudit PartnerDallas, Texas
Ryan AlexanderCorporate Tax Managing DirectorSalt Lake City, Utah
Jin BahkPartnership Taxation Managing DirectorArlington, Va.
Aaron BeasonPublic Sector Managing DirectorAlexandria, Va.
Cort BernerCorporate Tax PartnerAtlanta, Ga.
Dan BortonAudit PartnerCincinnati. Ohio
Ryan BradyAccounting Principles PartnerChicago, Ill.
Bradley ChadwickTransaction Services PrincipalChicago, Ill.
Warren ClarkProfessional Standards Group PartnerDetroit, Mich.
Tom ColeyIncome/Franchise Tax PartnerCharlotte, N.C.
Charles CurranAttest Services Managing DirectorPhiladelphia, Pa.
Micah DekofskyAudit PartnerLos Angeles, Calif.
Christopher DeMartiniAudit PartnerStamford, Conn.
Colleen DuffyTechnology Solutions Managing DirectorNew York, N.Y.
Elizabeth EpsteinOffice of the Chief Legal Officer Managing DirectorChicago, Ill.
Graeme FinleyPublic Sector PrincipalSacramento, Calif.
Eric FlorianiAudit PartnerCleveland, Ohio
Chris FranklinAudit PartnerDallas, Texas
Charles GallmanCorporate Finance Managing DirectorCharlotte, N.C.
Emilie GuilbaudControls Advisory PrincipalIrvine, Calif.
Kyle HansenAudit PartnerMinneapolis, Minn.
David HeadStrategic Accounts Managing DirectorCharlotte, N.C.
Donna HebsonCorporate Tax Managing DirectorSeattle, Wash.
Neil HewkoTax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Managing DirectorIrvine, Calif.
Amanda HurleyAudit PartnerSan Jose, Calif.
Jennifer JonesAttest Services PrincipalRaleigh, N.C.
Tom JosephStrategy & Performance Improvement PrincipalCharlotte, N.C.
Alan JutrasAudit Managing DirectorBoston, Mass.
Heather KarpawichAudit Managing DirectorPhiladelphia, Pa.
Jessica KnottAudit PartnerSan Francisco, Calif.
Matthew LaveryTechnology Solutions Managing DirectorOverland Park, Kan.
Adam LehmannTax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services PartnerHartford, Conn.
Michelle LehmannAudit Strategy & Operations Managing DirectorChicago, Ill.
Geoffrey LuizPublic Sector PartnerArlington, Va.
Jeff MartinTax PartnerWashington, D.C.
Bridget McCannIncome/Franchise Tax Managing DirectorIselin, N.J.
Kathleen McLaughlinAudit PartnerPhiladelphia, Pa.
Chris MelellaStrategy & Performance Improvement Managing DirectorDallas, Texas
John MiksichTechnology Solutions PrincipalAtlanta, Ga.
Daniel MillsTechnology Solutions Managing DirectorOverland Park, Kan.
Mike NotarangeloAudit PartnerHartford, Conn.
Chris OatisIncome/Franchise Tax Managing DirectorOrlando, Fla.
Tessa O’KeefeTax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services PartnerLos Angeles, Calif.
Jaime OnkAudit Managing DirectorCleveland, Ohio
Paul PetersonForensic Advisory Services PartnerArlington, Va.
Amy PopeAssurance Risk Management PartnerTampa, Fla.
Kyle ReidDiligence PartnerHouston, Texas
Cory RogersForensic Advisory Services Managing DirectorCharlotte, N.C.
Ethan RojhaniControls Advisory PartnerDenver, Colo.
Adam RossControls Advisory PrincipalPhiladelphia, Pa.
Frank Saavedra-LimOperations Risk Managing DirectorCharlotte, N.C.
Nick SaraccoControls Advisory PrincipalChicago, Ill.
Paul SeckarPublic Sector PrincipalAlexandria, Va.
John SeidenstickerCorporate Finance Managing DirectorDenver, Colo.
David SimpriniPublic Sector PrincipalAlexandria, Va.
Elizabeth SloanAudit Methodology & Standards Managing DirectorOak Brook Terrace, Ill.
Tim SmithInternational Tax PartnerMinneapolis, Minn.
Adam SteinmetzTax PartnerSan Diego, Calif.
Deron StoeckleinTechnology Solutions PrincipalOverland Park, Kan.
Kevin StoutermireControls Advisory Managing DirectorDetroit, Mich.
Stephen ThomeHealth Care Advisory PrincipalCleveland, Ohio
Kyle TurnerCorporate Finance Managing DirectorDallas, Texas
Denece Van PeltCorporate Tax Managing DirectorTulsa, Okla.
Brandon VaughnAudit Methodology & Standards Managing DirectorCharlotte, N.C.
Michael WagonerTechnology Strategy & Management Managing DirectorChicago, Ill.
Brian WolohanAudit Methodology & Standards PartnerArlington, Va.

The advisory business claimed the most newbies with 42 percent, followed by audit (34 percent), tax (21 percent), and internal client services (3 percent). Twenty-three percent of the new class is women, up from 21 percent last year.

Congratulations to all the new Grant Thornton partners! May you bill happily ever after.

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