People: Nate Collins has joined San Ramon, Calif.-based Armanino as a consulting partner to lead the firm’s CFO advisory services practice … Blue & Co. added Julie DiFrancesco as a principal on the reimbursement team in its Columbus, Ohio, office … Jay E. Fishman of Financial Research Associates has joined the board of trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council … Nora Hickey has been elevated to president at Finance Information Group in Chicago … David Grossman, COO and shareholder of Houston-based GBH CPAs, has been appointed to the Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force … Grant Thornton announced additions to its Philadelphia office: Keith Kushin will act as a principal in the firm&rsqursquo;s Transaction Services Advisory practice and lead fairness opinion offerings nationally, Navdeep Singh is a new director in Corporate Finance, and Brandon Gittelman and Julian Samuel have joined as managers in Corporate Finance … Peter Martin is now a partner at Loveland, Colo.-based food and agriculture consulting firm K•Coe Isom … Robert Reyburn has joined Ankura Consulting as a managing director. He’ll work out of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office … Dallas-based Hermes Law hired attorneys Nathan Shackelford and Ryan Brown, both of whom focus on commercial litigation … Atlanta-based Bennett Thrasher has named Vijay Vaswani as managing director of its Transaction Advisory Services practice.
Firms: The AICPA has announced new, unified branding in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and its joint venture, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Currently, only a logo has been released, with the rest of the rebranding expected to launch by the end of 2017 … The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Atlanta-based Aprio a “2017 Top Workplace” … BDO has acquired Clifton, Va.-based government agency consulting specialists Hilton Consulting, whose staff will move to BDO’s McLean, Va., offices … Decosimo Corporate Finance of Chattanooga, Tenn., announced the formation of Decosimo/Brown Strategies, which will assist business owners in planning for ownership transitions. Winston Brown will lead the new venture … Birmingham, Ala.-based Warren Averett Asset Management and Kinsight have combined and will operate under the Averett name … Securities litigation specialists Pomerantz LLP announced the opening of an office in Paris, to be headed by director Nicolas Tatin.
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