People: Richard Pappalardo has been promoted to managing director of Armalavage Valuation’s Naples, Fla., office … John Perkins joins the Los Angeles investment bank Houlihan Lokey as a managing director to lead the firm’s strategic consulting business … Victor Wahba succeeded Douglas Phillips as the CEO of WeiserMazars on April 1 … In memoriam: On March 30, 2015, the business valuation community lost a valued member when Gary Meade passed away. Throughout his battle with cancer, Gary continued to work with clients, assist other practitioners, and weigh in on numerous ethics discussions at the Chicago-area firm, Mueller Consulting. He is survived by his wife Liz and his two sons, Andy and Alex. He will be missed.
Firms: The Mequon, Wisc., firm AccuVal-LiquiTec has merged with the Boston-based Gordon Brothers Group’s Valuation & Advisory Services to form Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gordon Brothers Group. The union of two of the USA’s oldest valuation firms can boast nearly a 140-year combined heritage serving 18 countries in 25 offices globally … Alephe Consulting of Djibouti, an audit, tax, and corporate finance services in Djibouti, Somalia, and Somaliland, is the newest member of HLB International … Forbes magazine has named CBIZ as “Best Employer” in the consulting and accounting industry in the USA … Marks Paneth of New York City has acquired Fischer Barr & Wissinger, a Parsippany, N.J.-based full-service accounting firm that provides tax planning, business and medical practice valuation, litigation support, accounting, auditing and consulting services … Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur of Lebanon, N.H., is the newest member of CPAmerica International.
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