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Promotion Watch ’19: BDO Admits 48 New Partners

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Wayne Berson is letting 48 lucky guys and gals join the club, in what is one of the largest new partner classes in BDO USA’s history.

Says Wayne-o:

“We are proud to welcome the largest class of partners at BDO in more than 20 years,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “Each of our new partners has directly contributed to the growth and success of our firm, exceling in their practice and driving innovative solutions to the opportunities and issues our clients face. They have demonstrated an impressive ability to lead and build relationships with clients and people at all levels within the firm.”

The class of 2019 is definitely the largest since Going Concern started keeping tabs of Bravo Delta Oscar new partners in 2010:

Here’s a closer look at this year’s class by the numbers:

  • 19: The number of new partners in tax, the most of any service line, followed by 18 in assurance and 11 in advisory.
  • 10: The number of new partners who are women, or 21% of the class.
  • 5: The number of new partners in both New York and the Washington, DC area, the most of any location, followed by three in Dallas.
  • 4: The number of new partners with the first name of Jonathan/John/Jon, followed by Charles with three.

Here are the brand spankin’ new partners at BDO:

Joann Arweiler Forensic Investigations and Litigation Services New York
Kevin Barber Assurance San Antonio
Carrie Burnett Tax Dallas
Yuan Chou National Tax Office Potomac
Dominic Coppolella Tax Philadelphia
Charles Cuesta Assurance New York
Doug Curtis Specialized Tax Services Grand Rapids
Jessica Davis Assurance San Francisco
Barb Derus Specialized Tax Services Minneapolis
Peter Diakovasilis Tax Melville
Chris Dilley Assurance Dallas
James Doughty Assurance Anchorage
Eric Fischer Tax Grand Rapids
Thomas Fuchs Industry Specialty Services Stamford
Matthew Gomes Tax San Jose
Charles Irvin Transaction Advisory Services Orange County
Sean Kilbane Assurance Cleveland
John Kincher Technology & Business Transformation Services Houston
Jake Kolipano Assurance Anchorage
Grace Li National Assurance San Francisco
Jon Linville National Assurance Dallas
Tony Manners Specialized Tax Services Atlanta
Matt Manosky Tax Detroit
Jonathan Matthews Assurance Philadelphia
Karen McDaniel Assurance Austin
Bo Monaco  Assurance San Diego
Daniel Newton National Tax Office Boston
Drew Olson Forensic Investigations and Litigation Services Dallas
Charles Pine Forensic Investigations and Litigation Services Greater Washington D.C.
Traci Pumo National Tax Office West Palm Beach
Aaron Raddock Industry Specialty Services Greater Washington D.C.
Chad Rash Transaction Advisory Services Charlotte
Jason Rhodes Tax Cincinnati
Blake Roberts Assurance New York
Jose Rodriguez Assurance Houston
Brian Rose Tax New York
Gabe Rubio Specialized Tax Services Los Angeles
Donna Sakony Tax Cleveland
Michele Schmittel Assurance Greater Washington D.C.
Todd Staples Assurance Seattle
Joshua Swain Tax Greater Washington D.C.
Thomas Terranova Forensic Investigations and Litigation Services New York
Brad Theel Assurance St. Louis
Kirstie Tiernan Technology & Business Transformation Services Chicago
Brad Veltkamp Specialized Tax Services Charlotte
Michael Vierheller Risk Advisory Services Greater Washington D.C.
Ben Williams Assurance Minneapolis
John Woodward Tax Chicago

Congrats, everyone!