Local government consultancy Management Partners joins Baker Tilly US

26 August 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Management Partners, a Cincinnati-based local government consulting firm, has joined the public sector practice of CPA firm Baker Tilly US.

Founded in 1994, Management Partners helps city, county, and special district leaders improve their organizations and operations. The firm has offerings in strategic planning, process improvement, organization analysis, financial analysis, executive recruitment, interim management, coaching, training, and other services.

Management Partners has 96 professionals across offices in Cincinnati and San Jose.

Baker Tilly will add the Management Partners team to its public sector practice, which has more than 420 professionals delivering financial management advisory, performance optimization, risk advisory, talent management, executive recruitment, and economic development services.

The acquisition is slated to close on October 1, 2022.

Local government consultancy Management Partners joins Baker Tilly US

“Management Partners has something other consultants in local government don’t. They’ve been there and understand the challenges on a personal level,” Vicki Hellenbrand, Baker Tilly managing partner and public sector practice leader, said. “Coupling that level of client trust with Baker Tilly’s solutions and scale, we will help local governments keep up with change – and even stay ahead.”

Baker Tilly has approximately 6,500 professionals across the country. It is the 10th largest accounting and consulting firm in the US, according to Inside Public Accounting, with $1.31 billion in revenue in 2021.

“Helping make communities better is our passion, always has been, always will be. We needed to join with someone with that same passion. Baker Tilly has it, as well as the expanded capabilities and incredible talent to do more for our clients,” Jerry Newfarmer, president and CEO of Management Partners, said.

Mid-market competitor Grant Thornton earlier this week announced it was selling its public sector practice to Guidehouse.