GBQ Partners LLC (GBQ), a Top 200 tax, accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Columbus, OH, has joined forces with Weber Clark, Ltd. (Weber Clark) and their team of tax and accounting experts.
The announcement is evidence of GBQ’s strategy for expanding and strengthening market presence. Founded in 1980, Weber Clark is one of northwest Ohio’s premier CPA and consulting firms. Importantly, Weber Clark is a firm with a highly complementary culture and shares GBQ’s commitment to providing service of exceptional quality, integrity and objectivity.
“GBQ is excited to expand in Toledo and welcome the staff and clients of Weber Clark. GBQ is growing in Ohio, responding to increasing demand for our services. Joining with Weber Clark is an important step in our journey to build a regional firm with deep resources,” stated Darci Congrove, Managing Director. “We have known and respected the Weber Clark team for a long time and are excited to build our future with them.”
“Weber Clark is one of the most respected accounting and advisory firms in Toledo and they will be a great addition to GBQ,” said Allan D. Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who advised both firms on the combination commented. “GBQ and Weber Clark have collaborated and worked together for many years so there was a common trust and respect between the firms. The firms cultures and values are also very closely aligned.”
Weber Clark founding member Jim Weber and his team join GBQ to bring the total staff count to 219. Weber and his fellow partners will become partners at GBQ and will lead GBQ’s Toledo office.
“We have worked with GBQ team members on client matters for several years. The combination of the two firms will support our firm’s continued growth and ability to provide strategic ideas and solutions to our growing clients,” said Jim Weber.