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Baker Tilly Promotes 41 to Principal

“Our new principals embody the spirit of leadership and innovation that is at the core of Baker Tilly," said CEO Jeff Ferro.

Chicago-based Baker Tilly admitted 41 new principals effective June 1, as the top 10 accounting firm undergoes a major restructuring.

Baker Tilly said in February it was getting a “significant investment” from private equity firms Hellman & Friedman and Valeas Capital Partners. The deal, which is expected to close this month, will lead to Baker Tilly splitting in two. Baker Tilly Advisory Group will provide the firm’s business advisory, tax, and other services, with Jeff Ferro continuing in his role as CEO, while Baker Tilly US will provide the firm’s attest services, with Jere Shawver, managing partner of risk and assurance, stepping into the new role of CEO. Baker Tilly US will operate as a separate legal entity pursuant to regulatory and independence requirements.

“Our new principals embody the spirit of leadership and innovation that is at the core of Baker Tilly,” Ferro said in a statement. “Their commitment to excellence and growth is key to continuing to drive our firm forward.”

The new principals at Baker Tilly are:

  • Daniel J. Angstadt, Assurance, Commercial, Pittston, PA
  • J. Suzanne Bain, Consulting, CFO Advisory, Frisco, TX
  • Austin M. Bradley, Tax, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Thomas Cook, Tax, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Brandon N. DeCecco, Assurance, Real Estate and Construction, Pittsburgh
  • Scott Dunnigan, Tax, Manufacturing and Distribution, Minneapolis
  • Momota Egawa, Tax, San Jose, CA
  • Amanda E. Fyffe, Consulting, Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services, London, U.K.
  • Kenneth Gilday, Tax, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Amanda M. Goar, Assurance, Commercial Manufacturing and Distribution, Minneapolis
  • Georgina L. Harris, Assurance, Los Angeles
  • Justin D. Hoagland, Assurance, Public Sector, Madison, WI
  • Jade Hoang, Assurance, Los Angeles
  • Caitlin M. Humrickhouse, Consulting, Public Sector Advisory, Tampa, FL
  • Brenda I. Jacinto, Consulting, Client Accounting Services, Frisco, TX
  • Gary K. Jang, Tax, Private Wealth, San Francisco
  • Blaine Jasper, Assurance, Professional Practice, Austin, TX
  • Kevin Kao, Tax, Specialty Tax, Frisco, TX
  • Anh Kawata, Consulting, Private Equity, Frisco, TX
  • Thomas Kenaya, Assurance, San Diego
  • Kaitlin M. Konyn, Consulting, Development and Community Advisory, Madison, WI
  • Charles A. Kronmiller, Assurance, Financial Services, Philadelphia
  • Dasol Kwan, Tax, Real Estate and Construction, Washington, D.C.
  • Christopher C. Lingner, Consulting, Transactions and Financial Advisory, Chicago
  • Glen McElwee, Consulting, Valuation, Boston
  • Seth Milleson, Tax, Private Wealth, Seattle
  • Lhea K. Mulligan, Assurance, Detroit
  • Shelby T. Netz, Tax, Not-for-Profit, Milwaukee
  • Thomas P. Nickels, Tax, Private Wealth, Minneapolis
  • Corey M. Parker, Consulting, Risk Advisory, Washington, D.C.
  • Nathaniel D. Pease, Consulting, Digital Solutions, Boise, ID
  • F. Charles Piazza, Tax, Private Wealth, Frisco, TX
  • Christine Schneider, Assurance, Boston
  • Kevin Secrist, Consulting, Real Estate Advisory, Chicago
  • Stephen Sweeney, Assurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Philadelphia
  • Nicole R. Telander, Tax, Real Estate and Construction, Minneapolis
  • Michael Wegner, Assurance, Boston
  • Mike Wente, Assurance, Manufacturing and Distribution, Chicago
  • Derek B. West, Assurance, Commercial, Lancaster, PA
  • Brock R. Yates, Tax, Private Wealth, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Natalie M. Zuege, Tax, Manufacturing and Distribution, Milwaukee