People: Cathy Engelbert has broken the Big Four’s glass ceiling to become the first female CEO of Deloitte LLP on March 11. Congratulations! … Denise Frey and Ted Israel have left the San Rafael, Calif., firm Eckhoff & Co. to form Israel Frey Group LLP, a forensic and valuation-only firm … Zachary Reichenbach was promoted to manager and Mike Shafer to associate in the forensic and valuation group of the Baltimore accounting and business consulting firm Ellin & Tucker … Jim Schultz has joined Cendrowski Corporate Advisors (CCA) as head of the Chicago Business Valuation Practice, a financial consulting and litigation support firm with offices in Chicago and Bloomfield Hills, Mich. … Lisa Spencer was elected to her second term serving on the management committee at the Minneapolis business law firm Henson & Efron … Lars Wiechen has joined Deloitte Romania as a partner in Financial Advisory Services to lead the valuation and modelling service line in Romania … Vakhtang Kvekvetsia and Amanda Pletz were promoted to associate directors in NERA Economic Consulting’s London office and Sandra Ringelstetter Ennis to senior vice president in the Chicago office.
Firms: Abacus Worldwide, the international association of independent accounting, consulting, and legal firms, welcomes the following new member firms: Hi Fidelity Solutions Private Limited of Bangalore, India; KAP Teguh Heru & Rekan of Jakarta, Indonesia; Novak Francella LLC of Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; and QRGA LLP of Norwood, Mass. … Carr, Riggs & Ingram have merged with the Oneonta, Ala., firm Self Maples & Copeland … Employees of Dixon Hughes Goodman donated 3,400 hours of individual paid time off, which in turn became a $50,000 donation to Doctors Without Borders to aid in the fight against the Ebola epidemic … McGladrey will acquire the Birmingham, Ala., firm Sellers Richardson Holman & West LLP and expects to finalize the deal by May 1 … Prager Metis has boosted its Los Angeles presence by merging with Bruce Kolbrenner & Co., a specialty practice that provides business management, tour accounting, royalty auditing, and tax and valuation services for high-net-worth individuals in the entertainment industries and their affiliated entities.
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