BV Movers: Jane Steinmetz makes history, Prager Metis makes a new company, UHY returns to the Lone Star State

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Here's a summary of the latest business valuation professional and firm news, originally published in Issue #174-3 of BVWire.


Jim Brady, CEO of Grant Thornton, has been appointed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors

Milton Kahn has been named principal of boutique investment bank The DAK Group of New Rochelle, N.J.

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Brisbane Consulting Group hired Kelly Mandell as a staff analyst responsible for valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support services.

Laura Mercandetti was named senior manager in the forensic accounting and litigation services group of Princeton, N.J.-based WithumSmith+Brown.

Ernst & Young announced the appointment of Jane Steinmetz as managing principal of its Boston office and New England markets leader, effective June 1. Steinmetz is the first woman to hold a managing principal position in a Big Four company in the Boston area.

Bill Thomas has been named global chairman of KPMG International. He’ll succeed John Veihmeyer on October 1.


Atlanta-based Aprio has added Yeager & Boyd, a CPA firm based in Birmingham, Ala.

Plante Moran of Southfield, Mich., was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 19th consecutive year.

New York City-based Prager Metis has created a new technology company called Prager Metis Technology, to be led by Peter Fiorillo as president and CEO.

Skoda Minotti of Cleveland was named a winner in the 2017 Smart Culture Awards and will be recognized at the 2017 Smart Culture Conference hosted by Smart Business on April 6.

UHY has opened an office in Houston, marking the Chicago-based accounting firm’s return to Texas.

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