Crowe announces new partner and principal class

29 November 2021 2 min. read
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Crowe, a mid-market accounting and consulting firm, announced the election of 45 new partners and principals, effective April 1, 2022.

Next year’s partner/principal class is less than half the size of this year’s, when 104 partners and principals were elected.

Seventeen partners and principals were elected in the Chicago-headquartered firm’s advisory and consulting business. The firm’s consultants support clients across industries with services across strategy, operations, transactions, forensics, restructuring, regulatory and compliance, technology, and cybersecurity.

Sixteen people were promoted to partner or principal in the audit and assurance business, while 12 people were promoted within the tax business.

Crowe announces new partner and principal class

“I’m very pleased to congratulate our new partner class on reaching this significant career achievement,” said Crowe CEO Mark Baer, who was elevated to the top role earlier this year. “Each day we talk about shaping a better tomorrow for our people, clients, communities, and firm. This new partner class positions us to continue that legacy.”

The new partners and principals are:

Audit and assurance

  • McCrae Bennett
  • Mike Berti
  • Brian Brueggeman
  • Lisa Carley
  • Ryan Deming
  • Andrey Dragun
  • Natalia Hailen
  • Scott Hicks
  • Clark Hornstra
  • Brian Jackson
  • Brent Kirkpatrick
  • Patrice Muller
  • Jason Naber
  • Mark Parkhurst
  • Matthew Rosenblatt
  • James Statler


  • Brian Carey
  • Mallory Fairless
  • Ignacio Guevara
  • Heather Hoezee
  • Ankit Joshi
  • Trudie Kanter
  • Cody Lewis
  • Katie Mishler
  • Matt Paparella
  • Victor Sturgis
  • Dan Swartz
  • Lara Thompson

Advisory and Consulting

  • Alejandro Alvarez
  • Megan Beasley
  • Joshua Brown
  • Eric Busch
  • Joe Durham
  • Brad Gilliat
  • Brian Hochberg
  • Andrew Holloway
  • Eric Jolly
  • Steve Krase
  • Simon Little
  • Alicia McKnight
  • Ryan Michalik
  • Ryan Silvino
  • Shameka Smith
  • Michael Unger
  • Brent Warren

Crowe is the tenth largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States, according to Inside Public Accounting. The firm has approximately 4,400 employees and annual revenue of $926 million.

Crowe earlier this year acquired SparkOrange, a Syracuse, NY–headquartered Salesforce consulting firm.