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Promotion Watch ’19: Eide Bailly Admits 20 New Partners and Principals

We recently saw on Accounting Today got a press release from the folks at Eide Bailly that on May 1, 20 EBers were anointed new partners and principals.

For those keeping score at home, there are 16 newly minted partners and four new principals in the class of 2019.

Dave Stende

“This incoming group of partners and principals has proven to be innovative and well-equipped to lead,” said Dave Stende, Eide Bailly managing partner and CEO. “They are passionate about serving our clients and living the Eide Bailly culture. I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for them as partners of the firm.”

The class of 2019 is the largest in at least the past four years, as 13 were admitted to the partnership in 2018,  15 in 2017, and 14 in 2016.

Of the 16 new partners, five are women, and women comprise 50% of the new principals.

Here are the 20 EBers who were recently promoted:


  • Aric Radmacher, Minneapolis
  • Brent Roeder, Fargo, ND
  • Bruce Egbert, Lehi, UT
  • Cory Van Maanen, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Donny Matteson, Oklahoma City, OK
  • KayLynn Hilton, Orem, UT
  • Ksenia Popke, Denver
  • Kyle Orwick, Minneapolis
  • Luke Taylor, Salt Lake City
  • Mark Guy, Minneapolis
  • Michelle Beaty, Abeline, TX
  • Ryan Beste, Fargo, ND
  • Scott Nelson, Billings, MT
  • Stacey Nelson, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Tonya Rule, Mankato, MN
  • Will Kerns, Denver


  • Amy Knust, Fargo, ND
  • Carolyn Linkov, Minneapolis
  • D.C. Lucas, Fargo, ND
  • Jon Ault, Fargo, ND

Congrats to all the new partners and principals at Eide Bailly!