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Weaver Poaches Someone From EY and Issues a Press Release, Part I

Do public accounting firms give their employees frozen turkeys before Thanksgiving? Maybe just at smaller firms? Anyway, if firms do do this, Greg Englert will be getting his turkey from Weaver instead of EY this year.

National certified public accounting firm Weaver, the 35th largest public accounting firm in the United States, has added a new partner to help lead its growing risk advisory practice. Greg Englert, a certified internal auditor (CIA), brings more than 15 years of Big Four experience to Weaver’s Houston headquarters. Englert will be responsible for leading and expanding the firm’s risk advisory services in the Houston market. In addition to client service and business development, he will leverage his extensive experience in recruiting, culture and leadership programs.

“Our risk advisory practice is already busy and growing, and Greg’s leadership will enable us to help more clients manage important risks and achieve compliance,” said CEO and Managing Partner John Mackel. “His experience in the energy, technology and manufacturing industries aligns well with Weaver’s key target industries and the Houston market. We’re excited to add his depth of experience to our existing, highly respected advisory team.”

With more than 15 years of experience providing business risk insights and advisory services at Ernst & Young, Englert helps companies optimize their risk and compliance functions and solve internal control environment challenges, especially those related to becoming a public company. He has led a range of internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, controls transformation, enterprise risk management and process improvement projects.

Greg Englert

Englert isn’t the only Big 4 refugee drinking the Weaver Kool-Aid of late. Last month, Weaver announced that it had wooed Zeeshan Khan away from PwC to lead its new office in Oklahoma City.

Englert earned a bachelor of science degree in management information systems with a concentration in internal audit from LSU, so he’s probably making life unbearable for any Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Baylor football fans around the office.