Baker Tilly adds eight new partners to its consulting business

12 June 2019 4 min. read
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Accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause has appointed eight new partners in its consulting business. The Chicago-headquartered firm also added 12 partners to its tax and assurance functions.

“Each of our new partners is a role model who demonstrates leadership and superior technical knowledge in their area of specialization,” Alan Whitman, Baker Tilly CEO, said. “We are proud of these new partners and look forward to them helping us become the advisory CPA firm of the future.”

Kevin Brandt (business information systems – Washington, DC) has more than 13 years of experience in enterprise resource planning implementations, with specific expertise in Deltek GovCon applications.

Brandt joined Baker Tilly in 2016 as a director in the business information systems practice. He was previously vice president of consulting delivery at Neosystems Corporation, and a project manager at Deltek.

Ashley Deihr (risk, internal audit and cybersecurity – Washington, DC) has more than 13 years of experience supporting institutions (universities, medical centers, other nonprofits) with risk assessments, business process reengineering, and compliance reviews and investigations.

Deihr has been with Baker Tilly since 2005, and is a certified public accountant, internal auditor, and fraud examiner.

Baker Tilly adds eight new partners to its consulting business

Shanté George (forensic, litigation and valuation services – New York City) has deep consulting experience across forensic investigations, litigation support, financial and operational restructuring, and transactional due diligence.

George joined Baker Tilly in 2016 as a director, having previously served as a senior vice president at financial advisory firm Mesirow Financial. George was also previously a manager at BDO Consulting, and a senior associate at PwC. She is a certified insolvency & restructuring advisor.

Amanda Klein (enterprise transformation services – Milwaukee) has over a decade of experience leading organizations across business transformations, with expertise across program management, change management, process improvement, and business analysis.

Klein joined Baker Tilly in 2007, having previously worked at Milwaukee bank Marshall & Illsley (now BMO Harris Bank).

Joseph McCaffrey (government contractor advisory services – Washington, DC) has over a decade of experience advising government contractors across industry sectors, with particular expertise in compliance and buy-side due-diligence.

McCaffrey joined Baker Tilly in 2017 from PwC, where he was director in the ethics & compliance practice. Before that, he was a director in BDO’s government contractor advisory services practice, and senior consultant at Beers & Cutler (now Baker Tilly).

Tracey Nguyen (transactions – Philadelphia) has extensive experience improving returns and optimizing the capital stack for real estate projects via federal, state, and local tax credit and incentive programs.

Nguyen joined Baker Tilly in 2016 from Trefoil Properties, where she was senior vice president of operations. Before that she was a partner in the business law/commercial real estate segment of law firm Cozen O’Connor.

Mallory Thomas (risk, internal audit and cybersecurity – Minneapolis) supports clients in the areas of risk management, internal audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She has deep experience across internal controls design and implementation and risk-based auditing standards, and has supported a wide range of industries.

Thomas rejoined Baker Tilly in 2015 from Target, where she was a project manager in the company’s internal audit department. Before that, she was a senior audit associate at KPMG, and a senior accountant at Baker Tilly. She is a certified public accountant, internal auditor, and information technology professional.

John Romano (risk, internal audit and cybersecurity – Philadelphia) leads the insurance regulatory advisory practice, and has experience across regulatory examination, internal audit, risk management, and compliance for the financial services industry.

Romano joined Baker Tilly in 2008 from Genesys Healthcare, where he was an internal auditor. He also spent time as an investment accountant at PNC Financial Services Group. Romano is a certified public accountant, internal auditor, and financial examiner.