October 29, 2020

Promotion Watch ’20: Grant Thornton Admits 30 New Partners and Principals

Grant Thornton unveiled its 66 newest partners, principals, and managing directors on Thursday, and if we just take a look at the latest class of partners and principals, the number of purple roses that were handed out was a lot less than in previous years. Thanks, Rona.

The group of 30 new partners and principals (18 partners and 12 principals) is the smallest since 2013, when 30 partners and principals got their golden tickets. Here’s a look at new partner/principal class sizes at GT since 2010:

Here’s a look at the Purple Rose of Chicago’s class of 2020 new PPMDs by the numbers:

  • 23: The number of new PPMDs in audit, the most of any service line, followed by 22 in advisory, 16 in tax, and five in internal client services.
  • 23: The number of new PPMDs who are women, or 35% of the class.
  • 8: The number of new PPMDs in Philadelphia, the most of any location, followed by seven in Washington, DC, five in Iselin, NJ, and four each in Denver, Houston, and Chicago.
  • 1: The number of new partners with the last name of Stark.

Here is the class of 2020 at Grant Thornton:

Name

Title

Service Line

Location

Cynthia Agloro

Principal

Advisory

Metro Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Anderson

Partner

Audit

Kansas City, Mo.

Sara Ashton

Managing Director

Audit

New York City

John Batt

Principal

Internal Services

New York City

Drew Bauer

Partner

Audit

Denver

Bryce Becker

Managing Director

Audit

Milwaukee

Hal Bellovin

Managing Director

Tax

Iselin, N.J.

Brian Bonaviri

Managing Director

Advisory

Charlotte. N.C.

Ingrid Boyd

Managing Director

Audit

St. Louis

Ryan Brazell

Managing Director

Internal Services

Philadelphia

Jose Carrasco

Managing Director

Tax

Metro Washington, D.C.

Andy Clay

Partner

Advisory

San Francisco

CJ Crawford

Partner

Audit

Atlanta

Michael Cronin

Principal

Tax

Boston

Val Dallago

Partner

Tax

Phoenix

Kendra Dodson

Managing Director

Audit

Detroit

Julia Duquette

Managing Director

Audit

Metro Washington, D.C.

Stefanie Foisy

Managing Director

Tax

Boston

Christian Fuellgraf

Managing Director

Advisory

Columbus, Ohio

Eric Gabbai

Partner

Tax

Atlanta

Todd Hewlett

Partner

Tax

Tampa Bay, Fla.

Jason Hubbard

Managing Director

Tax

Houston

Patrick Hughes

Managing Director

Internal Services

Chicago

Marla Hummel

Partner

Audit

Stamford, Conn.

Dan Huybers

Managing Director

Tax

Milwaukee

Khadyja Johnson

Managing Director

Advisory

Denver

Brittany Kelley

Partner

Audit

Boston

David Koppy

Principal

Advisory

Bellevue, Wash.

Kosta Kourakis

Managing Director

Advisory

Philadelphia

Peter Ladas

Managing Director

Audit

Iselin, N.J.

Brent Lapeze

Principal

Advisory

Houston

Matt Lerner

Managing Director

Advisory

Iselin, N.J.

Kelly Libhart

Managing Director

Tax

Denver

Teresa Lin

Managing Director

Advisory

Dallas

Becky Linnett

Partner

Audit

Miami

Kathryn Luther

Managing Director

Audit

Cincinnati

Kristy Macera

Managing Director

Tax

Philadelphia

Glen Marku

Principal

Tax

Chicago

David Maturo

Principal

Internal Services

Philadelphia

Patrick McLaughlin

Managing Director

Tax

St. Louis

Joel Mendez

Partner

Audit

Raleigh, N.C.

Moshe Nelson

Principal

Advisory

Metro Washington, D.C.

Matthew Paddock

Partner

Audit

Metro Washington, D.C.

Anthony Pember

Managing Director

Advisory

Metro Washington, D.C.

Terry Phipps

Managing Director

Advisory

Kansas City, Mo.

Tony Roberts

Managing Director

Advisory

Miami

Scott Robins

Principal

Tax

Philadelphia

Michael Ryan

Managing Director

Audit

Iselin, N.J.

Joshua Saltzman

Partner

Audit

New York City

Moises Sanchez

Managing Director

Audit

Chicago

Sam Shaw

Partner

Internal Services

Denver

Diana Soler

Partner

Audit

Miami

Sarah Stark

Partner

Audit

Orange County, Calif.

Carrie Stavinoha

Managing Director

Tax

Houston

Kevin Surovcik

Managing Director

Advisory

Philadelphia

Danielle Tanguay

Managing Director

Audit

Philadelphia

Ahmed Tantawy

Managing Director

Advisory

San Jose, Calif.

Dhawal Thakker

Managing Director

Advisory

San Jose, Calif.

Dianne Wasieleski

Partner

Audit

Chicago

Sable Waters

Partner

Audit

Houston

Tom White

Principal

Advisory

Iselin, N.J.

Ariane Whittemore

Managing Director

Advisory

Metro Washington, D.C.

Rachel Wieder

Principal

Advisory

Washington Crossing, Pa.

Erik Wilterding

Principal

Advisory

Bellevue, Wash.

Jeff Witmyer

Managing Director

Advisory

Philadelphia

Curtis Young

Managing Director

Tax

Melville, N.Y.

Congrats to all the new Grant Thornton PPMDs!

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