People: Neil Wadhwani has joined Houlihan Lokey as a vice president in the Healthcare Financial Advisory Services practice in Atlanta; he’s formerly with E&Y as a manager in its Healthcare Valuation and Business Modeling group … AICPA appointed Jeffrey Buchakjian chair of the certified in financial forensics (CFF) credential committee; he’s a partner and forensic accounting specialist in the financial advisory services group of New York-based EisnerAmper … Rick Davis, CEO of Greenville, S.C.-based Elliott Davis, was elected vice chair of the board of directors of Moore Stephens North America, effective January 1 … St. Louis-based Brown Smith Wallace named Cheryl Foster as director of practice growth, formerly marketing and business development; she has been with the firm for seven years … Brock Schechter & Polakoff (Buffalo, N.Y.) promoted Kevin Majchrowicz to director of audit and accounting, assuming responsibility for quality control.
Firms: Sadd Velazquez Higashi Shammaa of Glendale, Calif., changed its name to The Accountancy; its motto now is “Forward Thinking for Your Financial Future” … Pennsylvania firms Rotz & Stonesifer PC (Chambersburg) and Butler, Gingerich & Co. Inc. (York) have merged, adding seven staffers and retaining the York office … New York-based Prager Metis CPAs created a new staffing company specializing in recruitment services: PM Human Capital Solutions … Barsema Tuzik & Hurley (Downers Grove, Ill.) has merged with Eagan & Co. in Naperville, Ill. … Houston-based Briggs & Veselka has acquired Pathway Forensics, a digital forensics firm specializing in computer forensics, e-discovery processing and hosting, data analysis, corporate investigations, and expert witness testimony … Correction: Prairie Capital Advisors Inc. (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) a corporate advisory and investment banker, has hired the personnel of KC&G Business Appraisal Associates Inc., a Kansas firm; KC&G was not acquired as previously reported.
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