People: The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) has named Dave Miles, CPA, CVA, CGMA, business valuation manager at ValuSource, outstanding member (second quarter 2019) … Ruben Ramirez, CPA, ABV, has been promoted to manager at Clayton & McKervey (Southfield, Mich.); he’s part of the transaction advisory group focusing on tax due diligence, deal structuring, business valuation, and related tax planning … Jim Peko has been named as the national managing principal of the advisory services practice at Chicago-based Grant Thornton; he most recently served as national managing principal of the firm’s transaction services practice … Jerry Henderson has been appointed regional managing partner for national advisory services at Springfield, Mo.-based BKD CPAs & Advisors, effective June 1, 2020.
Firms: Whitlock & Co. and Ingram Overholt & Bean, both located in Alcoa, Tenn., will join forces to create the largest accounting firm in Blount County; the combined firm will have over 33 professionals … West Hartford, Conn.-based blumshapiro will merge with Cowan Bolduc Doherty (CBD) of North Andover, Mass.; this expands the firm’s presence in Massachusetts to five locations and adds 20 professionals, including three partners … Matthews, N.C.-based LBA Haynes Strand expands its footprint in the state with the acquisition of the Asheboro, N.C., office of Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert; the firm now has almost 80 professionals … New York-based Marcum LLP has acquired OGH Certified Public Accountants & Advisors of Coral Gables, Fla., adding two partners, 17 associates, and a second office in the Miami area.
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