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Monday, January 11, 2016

Armanino Promotes Nine New Partners in 2016


Largest Partner Class in Firm History Showcases Talent Across Practice Areas

SAN RAMON, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, announced today that it promoted nine new partners effective Jan. 1, 2016.  This year’s class of partners averaged less than 10 years with the firm before making partner, well below the industry average of 16 years, a testament to these individuals’ talent and Armanino’s focus on providing its staff with opportunities to grow their careers and become leaders in the profession.  Many in the class are alumni of the firm’s Managers’ Advisory Board, a committee that leads firm wide business, community and culture initiatives.

“We are so proud to welcome our largest partner class in firm history. These women and men represent the best in our profession and create success and opportunity for their clients and staff,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino LLP.  “Our newest partners illustrate the excellence of Armanino’s internal leadership programs and we are excited that our drive to innovate accounting firms continues to succeed.”

Armanino’s new partners

Michael Bossi, audit partner, is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office and has more than 15 years of public accounting experience. He has particular experience serving real estate clients, including commercial and residential developers, builders, shopping center operators and investors. He provides expertise in a wide range of areas from audit and M&A to internal controls review and tax planning.

Chris Carlberg, partner, helps lead Armanino’s day-to-day operations and serves as the firm’s general counsel.  He also helps drive the firm’s organic and inorganic growth, through the development of new consulting solutions and partnerships, and by leading the firm’s M&A transactions.

Jason Gilbert, audit partner, works at the firm’s San Ramon office and has specialized expertise in the real estate lending sector, including private equity funds, real estate crowdfunding and peer-to-peer portals. He also is a key member of the firm’s private education practice.

Timothy Guderian, tax partner, is based in the firm’s San Jose office and has more than 25 years of experience working with high tech, software and internet clients. He specializes in Section 382, ASC 740 (FAS 109), SOX compliance, M&A and tax audits.

Larry Hancock, partner at AMF Media Group, a media and communications division of Armanino, where he manages strategy, brand marketing and leads the full-service communication agency’s client services team.

David Hersch, tax partner, works at the firm’s San Ramon office where he serves the specialized needs of clients in the mortgage pool and real estate sectors.  He has deep expertise in pass-through entities and individual taxation.

Katerina Starkova, audit partner, is based in the firm’s San Jose office and has more than 15 years of public accounting experience in the United States and Canada.  She serves SEC and private companies with an emphasis in the life science and technology industries. She had an integral role in creating the firm’s Women’s Advancement Network initiative, where she serves as its chair.

Ryan Teed, audit partner, works at the firm’s San Ramon office and has more than 15 years of public and private accounting experience.  He serves private, SEC and nonprofit clients, and specializes in the technology, employee benefit plans and manufacturing and distribution niches.

Yu-Ting Wang, tax partner, is based in the firm’s San Jose office and has more than 15 years of experience working with a variety of closely-held businesses and individuals.

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.