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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Armanino Promotes Five New Tax and Audit Partners


SAN RAMON, Calif. (January 11, 2017)Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, today announced that Michael Boulton, Stacie Kowalczyk, Tony Lam, Min Riblett and Sergio Salas have been promoted to firm partners effective January 1, 2017. New partners include professionals in tax, audit and consulting services in five offices across California. Each has demonstrated exceptional client service and leadership, and many have served on the firm’s Management Advisory Board (MAB) or Women’s Advancement Network (WAN). With women making up 40 percent of internal partners this year, the firm is making progress toward WAN’s goal of elevating women to leadership positions.

“We have an exceptional group of public accounting pros joining the partnership this year. Over the years they have each contributed greatly to the success of the firm, participating in the MAB or WAN and seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients and people,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino LLP. “I join all the partners in congratulating Michael, Stacie, Tony, Min and Sergio.”

Armanino’s New Partners

Michael Boulton, audit partner, is based in the firm’s San Jose office and has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting. He specializes in financial statement audits of nonprofit organizations and private and publicly held middle-market businesses. Active in his community, Mike serves on the board of the Downtown Streets Team in Palo Alto.

Stacie Kowalczyk, audit partner, works in the firm’s San Francisco office and has over 12 years of experience providing audits, reviews and other attestation services to for-profit entities in the retail, consumer products, smart grid technology and professional services industries. She also has extensive experience providing audit services to nonprofit organizations who receive federal funding needing a single audit.

Tony Lam, tax partner, works in the firm’s San Ramon office where he assists closely-held businesses on tax consulting and compliance. With more than 15 years of experience, he leads the firm’s tax training program. Tony also serves on the board of directors of CalCPA’s East Bay Chapter.

Min Riblett, tax partner, works in San Ramon and has more than 10 years of experience with a specialty in tax planning, consulting and compliance for closely-held businesses and high net worth individuals and families. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and is a founding member of the firm’s Women’s Advancement Network.

Sergio Salas, tax partner, is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office and has more than 17 years of experience. Sergio specializes in the real estate industry, advising clients on their personal taxes, as well as real estate transaction and deal structures. He also has extensive experience in partnership taxation.

About ArmaninoLLP
Armanino LLP (www.armaninollp.com) is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California and one of the largest in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business from start-up through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology; leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division – AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com) a media and communications services agency. Its affiliates include Intersect Capital (www.intersectcapitalllc.com), an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm, and The Brenner Group (www.thebrennergroup.com), an Armanino company dedicated to interim CFO and permanent placement services and a comprehensive suite of specialized financial and management services.