People: Alex M. Barry, CFA, has rejoined Memphis-based Mercer Capital as a vice president in the firm’s Dallas office; he will be a senior member of the firm’s oil and gas industry team and will provide valuation services to these firms in a wide variety of contexts … Jessica Hollobaugh Giresi, CPA, ABV, CFE, has been admitted as a partner at Princeton, N.J.-based WithumSmith+Brown; she focuses on a wide range of consulting services related to civil and criminal litigation … Former U.K. Finance Minister Alistair Darling is the newest member of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) board of trustees; he also held several other U.K. ministerial roles and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2015 … Autumn Kraus, JD, CPA/ABV, a partner in the forensic litigation & valuation services area of Whitley Penn in its Dallas office, received the Women in Business Award from the Dallas Business Journal for 2019 … The Securities and Exchange Commission named Sagar Teotia as chief accountant; he had been serving as acting chief accountant since the departure of Wesley Bricker in June; previously, Teotia held positions as SEC professional accounting fellow, SEC deputy chief accountant, and partner at Deloitte LLP.
Firms: Portland, Maine-based BerryDunn merged with Rodman CPAs of Waltham, Mass., on July 1; the combined firm will operate as BerryDunn and adds 40 employees to the staff of about 400 … Business Valuation Resources, LLC (BVR) has been appointed a member of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global organization that sets valuation standards worldwide … Cleveland-based Skoda Minotti will expand its office space in downtown Cleveland this fall and put 40 to 50 employees in approximately 10,000 square feet of office space on the eighth floor of the Fifth Third Center at 600 Superior Avenue … BKD Corporate Finance, the investment banking arm of Springfield, Mo.-based BKD, is celebrating its 25-year milestone with a new name: BKD Capital Advisors LLC … West Hartford, Conn.-based blumshapiro will expand its presence into central Massachusetts on October 1 with a new office in Worcester, which will be able to house as many as 25 people initially; the firm currently employs more than 450 people … Chicago-based UHY Advisors Inc. has established the UHY Advisors Alliance and welcomed Grobstein Teeple LLP (Woodland Hills, Calif.) as its first member … Towson, Md.-based Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander LLC (RS&F) is celebrating 40 years of business throughout 2019; Howard Rosen and Lou Sapperstein Rosen founded the firm in 1979 … Voorhees, N.J.-based Bowman & Co. is celebrating its 80th year of providing accounting, audit, tax, and consulting services in southern New Jersey.
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