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Promotion Watch ’22: Grant Thornton Admits 38 New Partners and Principals

Plenty of new promotion purple roses were handed out at Grant Thornton on Aug. 1, as the firm celebrated its largest class of new partners, principals, and managing directors in GT’s history.

The 96 new PPMDs in the class of 2022 surpasses the 87 in last year’s class, which had been Grant Thornton’s largest ever. But the group of 38 new partners and principals is lower than last year’s group of 46. Here’s a look at new partner/principal class sizes at Grant Thornton since 2010:

By service line, advisory accounted for the largest number of PPMD promotions (46%), followed by audit (30%), tax (20%), and internal services (4%).

Here are the 26 new partners, 12 new principals, and 58 new managing directors at Grant Thornton who have had to update their LinkedIn profiles accordingly:

Name Title Service Line Location
Sameer Abdulsattar Managing Director Advisory New York
Jennifer Ardrey Principal Tax Chicago
Glenn Barenbaum


Partner Advisory Philadelphia
Kevin Barth Managing Director Advisory Philadelphia
Tamara Bienert Partner Audit Metro D.C.
Ashley Bloomer Managing Director Audit St. Louis
Aaron Borden Partner Tax Dallas
Kelly Bugg Managing Director Tax Baltimore
Dan Carroll Managing Director Tax Downers Grove, Ill.
Philip Christy Managing Director Advisory Houston
Juan Cruz Managing Director Audit Charlotte, N.C.
Stephen Dagnell Partner Audit Melville, N.Y.
Craig Davied Managing Director Advisory Kansas City, Mo.
Michael Day Partner Audit Houston
Jentre Deibler Managing Director Audit Baltimore
James DePalma Managing Director Advisory New York
Shweta Desai* Partner Audit San Francisco
Jon Dittrich Managing Director Tax Cleveland
Elie Doft Managing Director Advisory Hartford, Conn.
Eric Downey Managing Director Advisory Atlanta
Nathan Ellis Partner Audit Boston
Catie Ely Managing Director Tax Dallas
Jim Fortosis Principal ICS Chicago
Alice Galaz Partner Audit Dallas
Partho Ghatak Managing Director ICS Downers Grove, Ill.
Dan Grayzel Managing Director Advisory New York
Max Geier Partner Advisory Los Angeles
Richard Gutierrez Managing Director Tax Orange County, Calif.
Greg Haberer Managing Director Advisory Denver
Lisa Heacock Partner Advisory Los Angeles
Michael Hennessey Principal Advisory Charlotte
Rebecca Hickman Partner Audit Atlanta
Michael Hoover Managing Director ICS Atlanta
John Howell Principal Advisory Charlotte
Matthew Hughes Partner Audit Charlotte
Ann Huynh Managing Director Advisory Houston
Lauren Jansen Managing Director Tax Chicago
Michael Joseph Principal Advisory Los Angeles
Zehra Khan Managing Director Audit Tulsa, Okla.
Matthew King Managing Director Tax Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Konstantinos Kourakis Principal Advisory Philadelphia
Tim Krinke Managing Director Advisory Minneapolis
Christian Lant Managing Director Advisory Los Angeles
Matthew Lavery Principal Advisory Kansas City, Mo.
Matthew Lerner Principal Advisory Iselin, N.J.
Teresa Lin Partner Advisory Dallas
Danilsa Lopez* Partner Audit New York
Katie MacQuivey Managing Director Advisory Bellevue, Wash.
Scott Maynard Managing Director Tax Orange County, Calif.
Dominic Mills Partner Audit San Jose
Lisa McClure Managing Director ICS San Francisco
Sean McErlean Managing Director Advisory Philadelphia
Nick Moore Managing Director Audit Dallas
Kevin Morris Managing Director Audit Melville, N.Y.
Nick Morteo Managing Director Advisory Boston
Chris Morton Managing Director Audit Philadelphia
Shawn Mostal Partner Audit Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Kristin Neilson Managing Director Audit Bellevue, Wash.
Jason Nelson Partner Tax Minneapolis
Matt Nelson Managing Director Advisory Charlotte, N.C.
Luke Nestler Managing Director Tax Phoenix
Chris Oatis Partner Tax Orlando
Jennifer Perko Partner Audit Chicago
Carrie Phillips Managing Director Advisory Dallas
Mark Pociask Managing Director Tax Chicago
Cameron Potter Managing Director Audit Jacksonville, Fla.
Cecille Publico Managing Director Audit Iselin, N.J.
Katie Quinn* Partner Audit Philadelphia
Vikrant Rai Managing Director Advisory Iselin, N.J.
Sanjiv Raman Managing Director Advisory Philadelphia
Joe Ranzau Managing Director Advisory Austin, Texas
Vivek Rodrigues Managing Director Advisory New York
Melissa Ruiz Managing Director Tax Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Vic Sandhu Managing Director Advisory San Francisco
Chris Saracco Managing Director Advisory Chicago
Sudhakar Sathiyamurthy Principal Advisory Chicago
Luann Serafin Managing Director Advisory Metro D.C.
Hiral Shah Managing Director Advisory Dallas
Don Sheehan Managing Director Advisory Metro D.C.
Grant Smith* Managing Director Tax New York
Christopher Summer Partner Tax Charlotte, N.C.
John Summerlin Managing Director Advisory Atlanta
Itin Taneja Managing Director Audit Metro D.C.
Ahmed Tantawy Partner Advisory San Jose
Zac Taylor Principal Advisory Dallas
Nathan Tyler Principal Tax Boston
Gokhan Tumel Managing Director Advisory Metro D.C.
Brandon Vaughn Partner Audit Charlotte
Daniel Voogt Partner Audit Chicago
Megan Walters Managing Director Advisory Atlanta
Carolyn Warger Partner Audit Boston
Cindy Williams Managing Director Audit Metro D.C.
Jeffrey Witmyer Principal Advisory Philadelphia
Galen Wolford Managing Director Tax San Francisco
Natalie Wood Managing Director Audit Dallas
Eric Young Partner Advisory Dallas

*Promoted earlier in 2022 with approval from Grant Thornton leadership.

Congrats to all of the GTers who had purple rose petals thrown at them on Aug. 1!