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January 27, 2023

Promotion Watch

Promotion Watch ’23: It’s New Partner Season at CohnReznick

Feb. 1 will be a big day at the 15th richest public accounting firm in the U.S. as 19 people will be admitted into the partnership at CohnReznick. “As CohnReznick continues to expand its capabilities and market presence, recognizing the talents and achievements of outstanding professionals is critical to our growth strategy,” said CohnReznick CEO […]

Promotion Watch ’23: 36 People at Moss Adams Earned Their Stripes

Moss Adams admitted 36 lucky boys and girls into the partnership last week, topping last year’s new partner class of 34 and more than double the class of 2021. “Our newest group of admitted partners exemplifies our focus on providing holistic services that help our clients succeed,” said Eric Miles, CEO and chairman for Moss Adams. […]

Promotion Watch ’23: 109 Folks at RSM US Will Be Getting New Business Cards

Jan. 1 was a big day for 109 overachievers at RSM US as their long journeys in public accounting finally culminated in being promoted to partner or principal. The class of 2023 has the most members by far in recent years, topping the 88 new partners and principals in the class of 2022, followed by […]

Promotion Watch ’22: BDO USA Gives 69 People Fancy New Titles

People who know, know BDO USA recently promoted 49 people to partner and 20 people to principal for fiscal year 2023. The class of FY 2023 is the same size as the class of FY 2022—and one of the largest in the firm’s history. Among the 69 new partners and principals: 22: The number of […]

Promotion Watch ’22: KPMG Admits 186 to Partnership

Now that summer has turned to fall and Deloitte, PwC, and EY have all had their comp discussions with employees, released their global revenue numbers for 2022, and deified all of their new partners and principals, it is KPMG SEASON! The firm with a Sept. 30 fiscal year-end has begun comp talks with Klynveldians (we’ll […]

Promotion Watch ’22: Deloitte Admits 279 New Partners and Principals

Deloitte recently unveiled its latest class of overachievers, which includes 107 new partners and 172 new principals for fiscal year 2023. This newest class is a biggun compared to others in recent years—Deloitte admitted 169 new partners and principals for FY 2022, 125 for FY 2021, and 150 for FY 2020. Want more numbers? OK, […]

Promotion Watch ’22: Here Are the 37 Newest Marcum Partners

If the 2022 new partner class at Marcum looks unusually large, it is. Why? Because of all the Friedmans. The class of new partners includes professionals who joined the firm as part of Friedman LLP’s merger into Marcum less than a week ago, on September 1. Up until now, last year’s class of 29 new […]

Promotion Watch ’22: Baker Tilly Churned Out a Record 46 New Partners

The new partner class of 2022 is one for the record books at Baker Tilly, as 46 BTers got their club memberships recently from CEO Alan Whitman. Baker Tilly says in a press release that it’s the largest new partner class at the firm to date, which we have every reason to believe given that […]

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. […]

Promotion Watch ’22: Forvis Admits First Class of New Partners and Principals; All Have Forward Vision

Forvis, the oddly named love child of BKD and DHG that was born on June 1, announced its inaugural class of new partners and principals, as well as new managing directors, last month. As far as we know, the 21 partners, two principals, and 38 managing directors in this year’s class all have eyes in […]

Promotion Watch ’22: Plante Moran Adds 29 New Partners

Fortune magazine’s favorite accounting firm promoted 29 new partners across eight service lines and 15 offices at the beginning of August. The new partner class of 2022 at Plante Moran is the firm’s largest in the last several years, surpassing the 24 in 2021, 25 in 2020, 16 in 2019, and 15 in 2018. Here […]

Promotion Watch ’22: PwC Admits 283 New Partners and Principals

PwC will be swimming in new partners and principals on July 1, the day when members of one of the largest classes in recent memory at the firm officially earn their stripes. Of the 283 members of the class of 2022 at PwC, 169 will be principals and 114 will be partners. It’s the biggest […]

Promotion Watch ’22: The Queen’s PwC Adds 22 to the Partnership

PwC UK recently took out an ad in The Times to congratulate its newest class of PwCers who earned their stripes at the midway point of the firm’s financial year. The ad says: On 1 January we are promoting 22 new partners as part of our ongoing investment in our business. We wish them the […]

Promotion Watch ’22: RSM US Adds 88 New Partners and Principals

The holiday smells of pine and evergreen have been replaced with the smells of new partners and principals at RSM US offices across the country, as its latest class of rainmakers was released into the wild on Jan. 1. The class of 2022 has slightly more members than the class of 2021. This is also […]

Promotion Watch ’22: Armanino Lets 24 Overachievers Into the Partnership

This year’s new partner class at Armanino isn’t light on the ladies. In fact, 13 of the firm’s 24 newest rainmakers are women. Sharon Bhalaru, Consulting, Austin Surbhi Bordia, Tax, San Jose Tom Brunton, Consulting, Dallas Noah Buxton, Blockchain, San Francisco Catherine Catherine, Business Management, Los Angeles Emily Conley, Audit, St. Louis Crystal Do, Business Management, Los Angeles Kathy Ferguson, Audit, Dallas Ryan […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Crowe Adds 45 New Partners and Principals

Crowe recently announced a slimmed-down class of 45 new partners and principals who will get their special light-up pens on April 1, 2022—compared to the 102 partners and principals who were promoted on April 1 of this year. Here are the 34 men and 11 women who will be constantly pestered by Crowe CEO Mark […]

Promotion Watch ’21: BDO USA Admits 69 Lucky Boys and Girls to Partnership

The number of new partners in the fiscal year 2022 class at BDO USA would make Bill and Ted snicker. For some reason, we didn’t post anything last year about the FY 2021 new partners at BDO. I blame the pandemic, which is what I blame most things on these days. But this latest class […]

Promotion Watch ’21: KPMG US Admits 170 New Partners

The partnership at KPMG grew by 170 people earlier this month, as 120 men and 50 women were outfitted with new golf attire before being handed keys to the club by Chair and CEO Paul Knopp and Deputy Chair and COO Laura Newinski. This latest class of new partners (for FY 2022) is larger than […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Moss Adams Admits 18 New Partners

Twelve men and four women were promoted from little Mosses to big Mosses in the latest new partner class at Moss Adams. And the firm recently poached two other of its newest partners from Big 4 firms. Here are the 18 newest partners at Moss Adams: *Kristina Allan, Irvine, CA Jeff Gay, Everett, WA Raj […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Deloitte Admits 169 New Partners and Principals In the US

The smell of new partners and principals still permeates the air at the biggest of the Big 4, as Joe Ucuzoglu recently gave his blessing to the newest class of rainmakers at Deloitte. This latest class (technically the class of FY 2022) is 35% larger than last year’s class at Deloitte and 13% larger than […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Marcum Adds 29 New Chairs to the Big Kids Table

Big news from the Marcum camp today, as 17 men and 12 women will now be able to hitch a ride on the special partners-only bus. According to a media release, this year’s new partner class is the largest and most diverse class in Marcum’s history. The firm admitted 20 to the partnership in 2020. […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Plante Moran Admits 24 New Partners

Thirteen men and 11 women have earned their seats at the big kids table at Plante Moran. This class of newly minted partners is one less than last year’s 25, which may or may not have been a record amount. The new partners for 2021 are: Jaime Eckels, Auburn Hills, MI Dori Eggett, Denver Valerie […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Grant Thornton Admits 46 New Partners and Principals

Well, well, well … look what we have here — a big promotion day at Grant Thornton. The Purple Rose of Chicago this morning announced a larger-than-usual class of 87 new partners, principals, and managing directors. The breakdown: 41 new managing directors 35 new partners 11 new principals While Grant Thornton notes in the press […]

Promotion Watch ’21: PwC Canada Has 43 New Partners to Fawn Over

PwC of the Canadian variety has put its trust in these 25 men and 18 women that they will make it rain for years to come. This year’s class of new partners at PwC Canada is nearly double last year’s class, which had the unfortunate timing of being admitted shortly before the firm canned 5% […]

Promotion Watch ’21: EY Admits 830 New Partners Worldwide

Big promotion announcement today at EY on the eve of its new fiscal year: the firm admitted its largest-ever new partner class: The EY organization announces that 830 people have been promoted to partner across the globe, the largest ever cohort of new partners. Women and audit represent 34% and 26% of this year’s new […]

Promotion Watch ’21: PwC Admits 63 Overachievers to the U.K. Partnership

The smell of new partners is in the air at the Queen’s PwC: Congratulations to the 63 new partners across our Audit, Consulting, Deals, Risk and Tax business divisions. Find out more: https://t.co/R1X0RW59XB pic.twitter.com/dR89znLKNK — PwC UK (@PwC_UK) June 24, 2021 Of the 63 P. Dubsteppers who get to sit at the adults’ table beginning […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Wipfli Adds 19 New Partners and Principals

The other night I was watching the WGN Evening News when Wipfli partner Geoff Harlow came on to talk about the Extended Child Tax Credit. You can see his guest appearance below if you’re so inclined: But Harlow’s appearance helped me remember something else: I had the names of the newest class of do-gooders who […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Eide Bailly Gave 22 Lucky Boys and Girls Their New Partner Stickers

The new partner train keeps chuggin’ along. It stopped at Eide Bailly on May 1, when 14 men and eight women were given their keys to the partnership. This year’s class is a bit smaller than last year’s deification of 26 individuals to partner. The members of the class of 2021 at Eide Bailly are: […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Here Are the 14 Newest Deloitte Consulting Partners In India

The newly minted partners at Deloitte Consulting in India started their sweet gigs a couple months ago. The firm didn’t put out a press release about their achievement, but fortunately President Romal Shetty gushed about the 12 men and two women on LinkedIn. Here’s the group of 14 at Deloitte India who will finally get […]

Promotion Watch ’21: PwC Admits 210 New Partners and Principals

It’s promotion season at PwC, and the newest batch of chosen ones will officially become partners or principals on July 1 after they kiss Tim Ryan’s ring. Of the 210 individuals promoted, 116 will be partners and 94 will be principals. This year’s class of 210 new partners and principals is the smallest since 2015, […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Baker Tilly Admits 24 New Partners

The Chicago-based public accounting firm with a guitar pick for a logo handed out 24 new memberships to the partner club on June 1, one more than last year. The 15 men and nine women in the Baker Tilly new partner class of 2021 are: Paul Bishop, CPA, Tax – Manufacturing and Distribution, Madison, WI […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Deloitte Canada Adds 29 New Partners

While these 29 individuals at Deloitte Canada were promoted to partner at the beginning of the year, it’s not too late to recognize this class of 16 men and 13 women for their unyielding love of all things D-town. Among service lines, consulting leads the way with 15 new partners, followed by tax and legal […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Deloitte Australia Admits 70 to the Partnership

The smell of new partners is in the air in Australia, as the Australian Financial Review recently reported on the 70 newest rainmakers at Deloitte. Of the 70 new partners who officially get promoted on July 1, 35 work in consulting, 12 in audit and assurance, eight in financial advisory, six in risk advisory, six […]

Promotion Watch ’21: BKD Adds 18 New Partners

TPTB at BKD have released the names of the firm’s newest class of partners who will officially be welcomed to the club on June 1. The 15 men and three women who will receive gift bags from Ben and Kate next week are: Jim Ashley, Springfield Brian Beiser, Denver Rick Carrier Jr., Evansville Meagan Clark, […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Grant Thornton Canada Adds 53 New Partners and Principals

Grant Thornton in America’s hat recently admitted 35 new partners and 18 new principals into the purple kingdom. Alberta Chris Cameron, Partner, Edmonton Ken Hankinson, Partner, Edmonton Stephen Latimer, Partner, Wetaskiwin Jenny Pon, Partner, Edmonton Freida Richer, Partner, Edmonton British Columbia Shawn Birkenhead, Principal, Kamloops Sandra Blair, Principal, Kamloops Michelle Coates, Principal, Nelson Kevin Cooper, […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Armanino Gives Keys to the Partnership to 14 Lucky Boys and Girls

Jan. 1 was an extra-special day for eight men and six women at Armanino. Not only did they get to add “Partner” to their LinkedIn profiles, but they were a part of the largest new partner class in the firm’s history. Here are the newest partners who now get to spend more time sitting in […]

Promotion Watch ’21: Carr, Riggs & Ingram Adds 31 New Partners

From 2015 to 2020, the average size of new partner classes at Carr, Riggs & Ingram was 17. So I did a double-take when I saw the recent press release from CRI in my spam folder (my work email always thinks CRI press releases are spam for some reason) that the firm just added a […]

Promotion Watch ’21: BDO Admits 20 New Partners In the U.K.

These 17 men and three women got golden tickets from BDO U.K. Managing Partner Paul Eagland on Jan. 1: Spencer Ashworth, Audit Vinesh Bharadwa, Tax Jamie Carter, Business Outsourcing Lee Coccaro, Tax Ben Courts, Audit Paul Dawson, Business Outsourcing Rob di Santo, Audit Graham Ellis, Audit Martin Haines, Tax Tom Laird, Audit Conor Lambert, Transaction […]

Promotion Watch ’20: RSM US Adds 84 (or Maybe 86) New Partners and Principals

The largest new partner/principal class announced thus far in 2021 is technically the 2020 new partner/principal class at RSM US, even though their promotions started on Jan. 1, 2021. And in its press release, RSM said there are 86 new partners and principals in the class of 2020 when the firm only provided the names […]

Promotion Watch ’20: Deloitte Australia Adds 43 to Partnership

That’s right, 26 men and 17 women now have a seat at the big kids table at Deloitte Australia. The lucky Green Dotters are: Andrea Abusah, Consulting Tom Alstein, Consulting Heidi Armin-Grimm, Tax & Legal Michael Barone, Tax & Legal Luke Bates, Financial Advisory Nick Bright, Financial Advisory Nicholas Brischetto, Risk Advisory Susan Brown, Consulting Brandon […]

Promotion Watch ’21: KPMG Australia Admits 33 New Partners

Early January is typically a slow time of year for public accounting news, so in order for us to fill our posting quotas for the week, here are the 20 men and 13 women who became partners at KPMG Australia on Jan. 1: Audit, Assurance, and Risk Consulting Glenn Brooks Audit & Assurance Perth Nicola […]

Promotion Watch ’20: CohnReznick Has Three New Partners and Three New Principals In the Pipeline For Next Year

Feb. 1 is the day when new partners are deified at CohnReznick, and we already know about three, as well as three who have moved up the ranks to principal, who will be fed grapes by CEO David Kessler and fanned with giant leaves by COO Phil Mandel on the first day of February 2021. […]

Promotion Watch ’20: A Dozen Grant Thornton Partners Have New Titles to Show Off On LinkedIn

These are your new Grant Thornton office managing partners: Brett Beightol, Orange County, CA, succeeds Alan Herrmann on Aug. 1. Hermann was promoted to lead Grant Thornton’s West region tax practice in 2019. Mike Desmond, Charlotte, NC, succeeds Dave Wedding who is retiring on July 31. David Gifford, Phoenix, succeeds Tim Zingraf on Aug. 1. […]

Promotion Watch ’14: PwC’s Plan to Fast Track Assurance Associates to Senior Mid-Year

PwC has the cattle prod out to encourage ambitious assurance staff associates with some experience to skip the three year path to senior and take advantage of mid-year promotions. Let's check out the email that went around: While we continue to anticipate staff who are progressing as expected will be on a 3 year course […]

Promotion Watch ’14: BDO Admits 24 New Partners

This just in from the BDO camp, 24 new partners have been admitted to the partnership effective July 1st; seventeen in assurance, six in tax and one from the national office. “I want to welcome each of these highly accomplished individuals to the BDO USA partnership,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA.  “As a […]