September 19, 2019

Moss Adams Admits 21 New Partners

When it comes to new partner promotions, Going Concern has never given much love to Moss Adams. But that ends today!

Earlier this month, the top 15 firm, based in Seattle, gave 21 men and women keys to the partnership. This year’s class is rather large by Moss Adams standards:

Of the 21 new partners, six (29%) are women. Moss Adams is consistently on Accounting MOVE Project’s list of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women.” In its 2018 list, Accounting MOVE Project, which focuses on the advancement of women in public accounting, said this about Moss Adams:

Detecting and resolving small barriers to women’s advancement adds up to accelerated retention and promotions, and delivers on this firm’s “long game” vision for advancing women internally and in its community.

The 2017 report mentioned that Moss Adams has a goal of women comprising 30% of its partners and principals by 2022.

Six years ago, 22% of the firm’s top leaders were women; now, that figure is 26%.

Well, I took a look at the partners and principals listed on Moss Adams’ website, and of the 334 I counted, 84 are women (25%), so the firm still has a little ways to go to reach that goal.

Moss Adams also made Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list for 2018.

Here are the six women and 15 men who make up Moss Adams’ new partner class of 2018:

  • Kyle Boast, Seattle
  • Letizia Brentano, Phoenix
  • Arlene Chan, Silicon Valley, Calif.
  • Camille Christiansen, Spokane, Wash.
  • Stelian Damu, Los Angeles
  • Kevin Dusi, San Diego
  • Justin Eckley, Portland, Ore.
  • Steve Fineberg, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Torre Hammer, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Kelsey Head, Dallas
  • Kory Hoggan, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Paul Holden, Portland, Ore.
  • Mark Hurst, Dallas
  • Phil Knudson, Everett, Wash.
  • Chris L’Heureux, Orange County, Calif.
  • Matt Montez, Portland, Ore.
  • Weston Nelson, Portland, Ore.
  • Francisco Sarmiento Jr., San Francisco
  • Jennifer Schmidt, Seattle
  • Kinman Tong, San Francisco
  • Michelle VanDellen, Bellingham, Wash.

Congratulations to all the new Moss Adams partners!

Image: Mike Zee

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