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Stambaugh Ness Acquires Left Brain Professionals in Ohio

The deal enhances Stambaugh Ness’s position as a top services provider for the architecture and engineering industry.

Top 200 accounting firm Stambaugh Ness has acquired Left Brain Professionals, a Westerville, OH-based accounting and advisory firm serving government contractors, effective April 1.

Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. In conjunction with the acquisition, Stambaugh Ness has launched an Outsourced Accounting Services (OAS) for Government Contractors practice area. Left Brain Professionals founder Robert Jones will lead as director of the practice, which will offer a comprehensive range of services, including operational support, CFO and controller advisory services, and DCAA-compliant accounting system services.

The acquisition of Left Brain Professionals enhances York, PA-based Stambaugh Ness’s position as a premier services provider for the architecture and engineering industry. The firm currently serves more than 1,400 architecture and engineering clients across all 50 states, with team members in 25-plus states and internationally.

The addition of Left Brain Professionals also complements Stambaugh Ness’s Government Contract Services practice area, which includes a team of experienced and uniquely qualified experts.

Steven Hake

“Stambaugh Ness is thrilled to welcome Robert and his team to the firm, enriching our capabilities with his extensive government contracting knowledge,” Stambaugh Ness President and CEO Steven Hake said in a statement. “Robert’s firsthand understanding of running a firm will provide clients with meaningful insights and vital, future-focused strategies and solutions.”

Jones added, “The opportunity to join an organization equally committed to the industry and helping clients achieve extraordinary success is truly exciting. I look forward to bridging critical gaps for clients and positioning firms for accelerated success and a more profitable future.”

Stambaugh Ness is a multidiscipline, professional services firm that specializes in compliance, government contract services, strategic tax solutions, technology and cyber risk advisory, data solutions, Microsoft solutions, Deltek ERP software, strategic growth advisory, workforce and talent solutions, outsourced accounting, ownership transition, and mergers and acquisitions.

The firm is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals.