People: Shailen Amin has joined BDO USA’s New York City office as a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services practice … Ken Baggett, outgoing co-CEO of CohnReznick, has been appointed the firm’s first chairman of the board; Kevin Clancy, Risa Lavine, and Ira Weinstein have been elected as members of the executive board … Chris Mellen sold Delphi Valuation Advisors Inc. (DVA) to Valuation Research Corp. (VRC). The entire DVA team, including Frank Mainville, Patrice Riela Radogna, and Heather Tullar, has joined VRC, and Mellen will be running VRC’s Boston office … Randy Rupp is the new CEO of Rehmann and will be based out of the Saginaw, Mich., office … John Sharpe has joined Hilco Industrial as co-managing director in Canada, where he, together with Bruce Lyle, will continue the growth and expansion of the industrial valuation and monetization practices throughout the country … Angela Smith has joined Ankura Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting and expert services firm in Dallas, as director in the firm’s healthcare practice … Edwina Tam, partner at Deloitte in Hong Kong, has been named chair of the Education Committee of the International Institute of Business Valuers (IIBV) … Jennifer Ziegler has been elected president of the California Society of CPAs and Greg Burke as president of the society’s Education Foundation.
Firms: We note with interest that the top-20 firm Eide Bailly is making a stronger move into corporate IT consulting by acquiring the Utah company Kyazma Business Consulting, a technology and process consulting firm with an emphasis on the Salesforce.com platform.
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