Armanino Press Release
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Armanino Welcomes New Partners Alex Thacher and Peter Klinger to Strengthen Corporate Tax Practice

Clients Benefit From Direct and Immediate Access to Expertise

SAN RAMON, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Armanino LLP, one of the top 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., today announced two new partners joined the firm. Alex Thacher will lead the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) practice, and Peter Klinger will join as the firm’s compensation and benefits tax specialist.

“We’re seeing more clients who want one point of contact across all geographies who can quickly and reliably address their many complex business challenges, such as multiple-jurisdiction taxation and strategic compensation planning,” said Matt Armanino, CEO of Armanino LLP. “Alex and Peter add deep specialty tax knowledge to our already robust corporate tax practice. Our clients will benefit from direct access to partner-level professionals who can solve their most pressing tax issues.”

Alex joins as leader of the firm’s SALT practice, primarily focused on SALT consulting, as well as tax planning and controversy. He has more than 17 years experience in income and franchise tax, sales/use tax, local taxes, and credits and incentives. Prior to joining Armanino, Alex led Ernst & Young’s Seattle global indirect and state tax services group and served in various roles at Deloitte and PwC. Alex received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut, School of Law.

Peter has more than 25 years of experience in the compensation and benefits arena, with areas of focus including accounting, income tax and overall benefit plan design. He consults with businesses on issues ranging froms reviewing W-2 forms and fringe benefits to equity compensation and creating 401(k) plans. Before joining Armanino, Peter was a partner at BDO in its benefits and compensation group and held positions at Ernst & Young and Circle Consulting Group. Peter received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.

February 05, 2019

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Armanino LLP ( is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. 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 startup 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 is an independent member firm of Moore North America Inc. (MNA), which is itself a regional member of Moore Global Network Limited (MGNL), one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. All the firms associated with MNA and MGNL are independent entities, owned and managed in each location. Their membership in, or association with, MNA or MGNL should not be construed as constituting or implying any partnership between them. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (, a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital ( is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

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