Young CPAs receive Standing Ovation in FVS


Twenty-six young CPAs were recognized through the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation program for significant contributions in their accounting specialty areas and in their communities.

The recipients' accomplishments included assisting government agencies in a child trafficking and money laundering investigation, establishing a firm's new office to expand its geographic footprint, and starting a scholarship program to help students in need.

All honorees hold the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) or Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) specialty credential, with more than a quarter holding both.

The 2018 FVS Standing Ovation recipients are:

Kyle Andersen, Kotzin Valuation Partners, Phoenix

Chris Anderson, Adams Capital Inc., Denver

Mark Anderson, Norman, Townsend & Johnson LLC, Salt Lake City

Joshua Azran, Azran Financial, Encino, Calif.

Andrew Bailey, Crow Shields Bailey PC, Mobile, Ala.

Bassem Banafa, Bassem Banafa LLC, San Francisco

James Beindorf, Offutt Barton Schlitt LLC, Vero Beach, Fla.

Andrew Blank, Wipfli LLP, Chicago

Alex Calderone, Calderone Advisory Group LLC, Birmingham, Mich.

Karolina Calhoun, Mercer Capital, Memphis, Tenn.

Robert Carter, Hertzbach & Company PA, Owings Mills, Md.

David Golbahar, Brandlin & Associates AC, Los Angeles

Andrew Gust, AlixPartners LLP, Chicago

Jessica Huebner, Berkeley Research Group LLC, Tampa, Fla.

Jessica Iennarella, HSNO Accountants PC, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sean Kennedy, RSM US LLP, Kansas City, Mo.

Evan Kilbourne, Rugeti & Associates PC, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Michael Kritsmar, Wipfli LLP, Chicago

Brad Mihm, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, West Des Moines, Iowa

Eli Neal, Cogence Group PC, Portland, Ore.

Tyler Pennington, Kotzin Valuation Partners, Phoenix

Jillian Rose, FTI Consulting, Washington, D.C.

Ted Stafford, AlixPartners LLP, Dallas

Chris Wailand, Piper, Hawkins & Company, Sarasota, Fla.

Brad Wilson, StoneTurn Group LLP, Boston

Rubik Yeriazarian, Briggs & Veselka Co., Houston

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