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 of 69 Wayne Berson devotees has to be one of the largest in the firm’s history:

2021: 692020: ??2019: 482018: 372017: 362016: 392015: 302014: 242013: 162012: 152011: 132010: 5

Here’s a closer look at the class of FY 2022 by the numbers:

27: The number of new partners in assurance, the most of any service line, followed by 19 in tax and 10 in advisory.20: The number of new partners who are women, or 29% of the class.8: The number of new partners in New York City, the most of any location, followed by five in both Atlanta and Houston, and four in Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

BDO took a page from PwC’s book by doing short profiles for each new partner accompanied by their headshot. You can find out fun facts about many of the new partners, like Clint Dobson who said: “A retired tax partner was the third wheel on my wife and I’s first date.” Oof.

And some were asked why they chose a career in professional services, which Lauren DeBarr answered: “ I EXCEL’d in my accounting classes!”

Congrats to the class of FY 2022:

Angela Acosta, State and Local Tax, CharlottePavlo Ageyev, Assurance, New YorkJenna Aira-Ventrella, Forensic and Litigation, Los AngelesSucheta Atre, Risk Advisory Services, San FranciscoNick Auriemma, Business Services and Outsourcing, PhiladelphiaMelissa Bartenbach, Assurance, SeattleRene Blanco, Assurance, OrlandoCourtney Brokaw, National Resource Solutions Practice, HoustonJohn Bysiewicz, Assurance, BostonAshwin Chandran, Assurance; National Partner – Assurance Professional Practice, DallasDavid Chavez, Assurance, DallasJonathan Colognesi, Assurance, BostonTim Crawford, Third Party Attestation, St. LouisConnie Cunningham, Tax; Accounting Methods Technical Practice Co-Leader, Los AngelesJesse Daves, Forensics, HoustonLauren DeBarr, Assurance, San FranciscoCarla DeMartini, Assurance, Stamford, CTClint Dobson, Tax, Spokane, WAShannon Donovan, Public Sector, Greater Washington DCJon Eilertsen, Accounting & Advisory Reporting Services, DallasChris Farthing, Assurance, Las VegasRobert Franco, Tax, Fort Lauderdale, FLAnthony Gamez, Tax, HoustonShaun Green, Tax Performance Engineering, DetroitCameron Greener, Tax, Salt Lake CityJoel Gross, International Tax Services, BostonBlake Head, Global Employer Services, AtlantaJody Hillenbrand, Assurance, San AntonioSean Honda, Tax, Greater Washington DCStan Huang, Transaction Advisory Services, Orange County, CAMichaela Kay, Assurance, SeattleJohn Krupar, Operational Value Creation Practice Leader, PhoenixJenna Kruschel, Assurance, MilwaukeeRich Lamorena, Principal and Data Analytics National Co-Leader, Oak Brook, ILDavid Libbares, Assurance, Greater Washington DCDavid Little, International Tax Services, AtlantaPaul Lukasik, State and Local Tax, DetroitDustin McCoy, Tax, Greenville, SCRyan McLaughlin, Assurance, Long Island, NYEsayas Messele, Tax, New YorkJohnny Montoya, Transaction Advisory Services, New YorkLaura Morris, Business Incentives & Tax Credits, San FranciscoSamuel Najewicz, Assurance, San DiegoChris Nelms, Transaction Advisory Services, AtlantaMatthew Pascual, Expatriate Tax Services, Stamford, CTTom Ramos, Valuation and Capital Market Analysis Principal, DenverJon Roberts, Assurance, ChicagoJonathan Roberts, Transaction Advisory Services, New YorkJeremy Robin, Forensic and Litigation, HoustonRichard Rossell, Assurance, New YorkAaron Schmidt, Assurance, DallasChris Schnittker, Management Advisory Services, Greater PhiladelphiaTim Seigler, Third Party Attestation, AtlantaMalav Sheth, Assurance, Greater Washington DCChanning Smith, Assurance, Spokane, WAJanet Smith, Risk Advisory Services, HoustonMark Snover, Assurance, San FranciscoJonathan Spiegel, Tax Performance Engineering, New YorkPatrick Stanton, Assurance, Raleigh, NCNathan Stuettgen, Tax, PhoenixBrendan Sullivan, Tax, DetroitJoanne Szupka, Assurance, PhiladelphiaLydia Vercelli, Tax, New YorkMike Whiting, Accounting & Reporting Advisory, DetroitJustin Wilkes, Assurance, AtlantaJustin Wilkes, Advisory, Strategic Planning & Operational Excellence, Austin, TXStephanie Wolf, Assurance, Grand Rapids, MIPei-Li Wong, Forensic and Litigation, New YorkKatie Wynn, Assurance, San Diego

[BDO USA]

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