Aprio appoints six new partners and five directors

10 February 2020 Consulting.us 1 min. read
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Aprio LLP, the largest independent CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, has promoted six professionals to partner and five team members to director.

The promotions span Aprio’s practice areas, including assurance, tax, wealth management, business valuation, forensic accounting and litigation support, and transaction advisory.

The firm’s newest partners are:

Mike Callahan, chief financial and operations officer
Justin Elanjian, assurance services with focus on nonprofit & education and real estate
Meredith Kowal, R&D tax credit services
Davi Kutner, wealth management
Wendy Lu, international tax – Chinese practice leader
Carrie Zhou, business valuation service

Aprio appoints six new partners and five directors

The new engagement directors:

Theodore Brown, forensic accounting and litigation support services
Bill Dupee, transaction advisory services
Sonali Vaidya, information assurance services

The new directors:

Carolyn Cope, director of operations, private client services
Adam Klein, director, channel partner program

“We are very excited to welcome this new class of partners and directors,” said Richard Kopelman, managing partner and CEO of Aprio. “Since 2013, Aprio has promoted 25 new partners and 12 new directors to support our tremendous growth, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to the development and advancement of our team members’ careers.”

Aprio was founded in 1952 and provides advisory, assurance, tax, and outsourced accounting to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, non-profits, retail, and technology. The company has more than 500 employees across offices in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and the Carolinas.

In December, the firm acquired accounting and consulting firm LBA Haynes Strand, which added 70 team members and expanded Aprio’s presence into the Carolinas.