People: David Eckstein and Tom Berg Jr. have joined Deloitte Advisory’s San Francisco office as managing directors focusing on estate and gift tax valuations … Valuation Research Corp. has hired Matthew McCloskey as a financial analyst in its Princeton office … John Ramirez has rejoined Willamette Management Associates as a vice president in the Portland, Ore., office … Jill Weise has been promoted to practice leader of Duff & Phelps’ Transfer Pricing Group. Weise is resident in Duff & Phelps’ Boston office.
Firms: AKT CPAs, headquartered in Salem, Ore., has changed its name to The Aldrich Group … Boles Metzger Brosius & Emrick of Susquehanna Township, Pa., has acquired Harrisburg, Pa., firm Walborn Naugle Associates and changed its name to Boles Metzger Brosius & Walborn. Acquired staff is moving to Susquehanna Township … Haefele Flanagan of Maple Shade, N.J., has added Ratner and Associates, a CPA firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. … McCahan, Helfrick, Thiercof & Butera of San Jose, Calif., has launched a new website at mhtb.com to accompany a new name, MHTB Accountancy Group … RRBB Accountants and Advisors is adding Olsson & Co. Both firms are based in Somerset, N.J. … Sikich LLP has opened a new office in White Pond Office Park in Akron, Ohio … Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. has added the professionals of Klingler & Associates to its Carlisle, Pa., and Camp Hill, Pa., offices.
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