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GBQ Promotions 2017

June 26, 2017 GBQ was pleased to announce the promotion of associates during the recent firm meeting.

GBQ Associate Recognition 2017

June 26, 2017 GBQ proudly recognizes associates at the 2017 Annual Firm Meeting.

GBQ Service Awards 2017

June 26, 2017 Check out the Years of Service Award winners recently announced at the GBQ firm meeting.

GBQ Partners LLC Announces Relocation, Expansion in Cincinnati

June 23, 2017 On January 1, 2016, GBQ Partners LLC acquired Ernst & Rabe, one of Greater Cincinnati’s largest accounting firms. Due to the success and growth of the firm through the past year, GBQ is proud to announce the relocation and expansion of their Cincinnati office.

Folkwein Joins GBQ as Director of Business Development

June 05, 2017 GBQ is proud to announce that David J. Folkwein has joined the firm as the Director of Business Development for our Cincinnati, OH office location. In this role, Dave will look out for the best interests of clients and prospects by facilitating introductions to various GBQ accounting, tax and business consulting personnel that can help add [...]

Katherine Koon Joins GBQ as Marketing Specialist

March 28, 2017 GBQ is proud to announce that Katherine Koon has joined the firm as a Marketing Specialist. In this role, Katherine will lead event, public relations, social media, client satisfaction and proposal efforts for the firm’s six office locations. She is located in our Columbus, OH office and joins a team of five existing marketing and [...]

Steve Boston Elected to Board of Directors of Citizens for Humane Action, Inc.

March 14, 2017 GBQ is pleased to announce that Steve Boston, CPA, an Assurance Senior Manager was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Humane Action, Inc., commonly known as CHA Animal Shelter in Westerville, Ohio. CHA Animal Shelter is a 501©(3) nonprofit animal shelter funded solely by donations from adoption fees and the [...]

Jerod Brennen Joins GBQ’s Growing IT Services Team

March 01, 2017 GBQ is pleased to announce that Jerod Brennen has joined the firm as a Security Architect in our Information Technology Services group. He is based out of GBQ’s Columbus office. Jerod has over a decade of IT, information security and compliance experience. He spent multiple years as an Information Security Specialist with American Electric Power [...]

Lisa Daugherty Named Director in the Firm

February 06, 2017 GBQ is pleased to announce that Lisa Daugherty has been promoted to Director, State and Local Tax Services. Lisa has over 10 years of state and local tax experience with a focus in tax credits and business incentives.  She has a strong background in assisting small to Fortune 50 companies across a variety of industries with [...]

Weidrick Promoted to Senior Financial Analyst

February 01, 2017 GBQ is pleased to announce that Megan Weidrick has been promoted to Senior Financial Analyst. Megan joined GBQ in 2016. Previously, she worked as Vice President at Point72 Asset Management, L.P., as well as a Junior Securities Analyst at STRS Ohio. She is a 2011 graduate of Princeton University and received her M.B.A from The [...]

Doug Davidson Joins GBQ as Director, Business Technology Services

January 06, 2017 GBQ is pleased to announce that Doug Davidson, CISA, has joined the firm as a Director in our Business Technology Group. He is based in GBQ’s Columbus office. Doug joins the firm with a strong background in information security and risk management. He has over 30 years of experience working with technology in small and [...]

Heimkreiter Joins GBQ as Tax Director

January 04, 2017 GBQ is pleased to announce that Greg Heimkreiter, CPA has joined the firm as a Director in our tax practice. Greg has 21 years’ experience in taxation and has extensive expertise in federal, state and local corporate tax, pass-thru entity compliance and consulting and individual income tax services. He serves clients in a wide variety [...]

Cobetto Joins GBQ as Tax Manager

January 03, 2017 GBQ is proud to announce that Michael Cobetto, CPA has joined the firm as a Manager in our Tax Practice. Mike has more than seven years of tax and accounting experience. He started his accounting career at KPMG, and before joining GBQ, Mike was in the federal tax group at Plante Moran. Mike has experience [...]

GBQ’s Valuation Practice Ranks #1…4 Years in a Row!

December 14, 2016 In its 2016 annual study involving the 200 largest CPA firms in the country, INSIDE Public Accounting has ranked GBQ the #1 valuation practice nationally, as measured by valuation volume relative to total firm revenues.

Daugherty Joins GBQ as Assurance Partner

November 29, 2016 GBQ is pleased to announce that Brad Daugherty, CPA has joined the firm as a Partner in our assurance practice.

Kling Joins GBQ as Tax Director

November 17, 2016 GBQ is pleased to announce that Bob Kling, CPA has joined the firm as a Director in our tax practice.

Vrettos Joins GBQ; SALT Expands to Philadelphia

November 15, 2016 GBQ is excited to announce the expansion of our State & Local Tax (SALT) services practice to Philadelphia and the addition of George Vrettos, MSA, CPA, who joins our SALT team as a Director and head of our East Coast operations.

Forquer Named Assurance Partner

November 09, 2016 GBQ is proud to announce Ben Forquer, CPA, CGMA, Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services, is now a Partner at GBQ.

Stucke Named Assurance Partner

November 07, 2016 GBQ is proud to announce Mary Stucke, CPA, Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services, is now a Partner at GBQ.

GBQ Named a Columbus Business First Best Places to Work

October 27, 2016 2016 marks the tenth year in a row GBQ was voted among the Columbus Business First Best Places to Work in central Ohio.

GBQ Named a Best Workplaces in Ohio

October 12, 2016 GBQ was recognized as a 2016 Best Workplaces in Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine.

GBQ Names Dye Controller of the Firm

September 14, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC is proud to announce Samantha Dye, CPA has been promoted to Controller of the firm.

Congrove Selected as a Smart 50 Award Honoree

September 13, 2016 Darci L. Congrove, Managing Director, is among central Ohio’s 2016 Smart 50 award honorees.

GBQ Consulting Named a M&A Advisor Awards Finalist

September 01, 2016 GBQ Consulting LLC is pleased to be among the finalists for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. GBQ was named as a finalist in the Valuation Firm of the Year category.

GBQ Named a SmartCEO Top Company Culture Award Winner

August 26, 2016 GBQ’s Philadelphia office has been named a SmartCEO magazine Corporate Culture award winner for the second consecutive year.

GBQ Named a Best of the Best Accounting Firm

August 25, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC is proud to announce that the firm has been named an INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm for 2016.

De Filippe Joins GBQ as Practice Development Director in New York

August 19, 2016 GBQ is excited to announce Thomas De Filippe is the New York Director of Practice Growth in the Valuation and Financial Opinion Services Department of GBQ Consulting LLC.

Forquer Completes Acclaimed Bullet Proof Manager Series

August 17, 2016 Ben Forquer has completed the internationally acclaimed Crestcom Bullet Proof Manager training series.

GBQ Named an INSIDE Public Accounting Top Accounting Firm

August 04, 2016 GBQ is proud to announce that it has been named as an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 Accounting Firm for the sixth year in a row.

Farrow Named a Manager in the Firm

July 27, 2016 GBQ Consulting LLC is proud to announce that Curtis A. Farrow, CPA, MBA, has been promoted to Manager in our business valuation practice.

Kelly Noll Named a Senior Manager in the Firm

July 20, 2016 GBQ Consulting LLC is proud to announce that Kelly C. Noll, CFA has been promoted to Senior Manager in our business valuation practice.

Steve Boston Named a Senior Manager in the Firm

July 18, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC is proud to announce Steve Boston, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager in our assurance practice.

GBQ Names Waldeck a Senior Manager in the Firm

July 13, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC is proud to announce Jeff Waldeck, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager in our tax practice.

GBQ Names Dulle a Senior Manager in the Firm

July 08, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC is proud to announce Nicole Dulle, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager in our tax practice.

Biehl Receives Prestigious CFMA Debra Hahn Memorial Award

July 07, 2016 Robert A. Biehl, CPA, CCIFP was awarded the Debra Hahn Memorial Award at this year’s Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) annual conference in San Antonio.

GBQ Names Bechtel a Director in the Firm

July 05, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC is proud to announce Scott D. Bechtel, CPA has been promoted to Director in our tax practice.

Powers Named Director of Assurance Services; Anderson Named Senior Director

June 27, 2016 GBQ is pleased to announce Tom Powers as the next Director of Assurance Services at the firm. Paul Anderson will assume the title and role of Senior Director.

GBQ’s Credit Union Practice Ranked #1 in Ohio, 14th Nationally

June 23, 2016 Callahan & Associates has ranked GBQ's Credit Union Practice #1 in Ohio and #14 nationally based on serving credit unions over $40 million in assets.

GBQ Recognizes Associates in the Firm

June 22, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC announced the following award winners during our annual firm meeting. The associates of the firm nominated and voted for their co-workers.

GBQ Announces Promotions

June 22, 2016 GBQ is pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals in the firm.

GBQ Service Awards

June 22, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC announced the following service awards at the annual firm meeting.

Farrow Awarded 2016 PICPA Young Leaders Award

June 15, 2016 GBQ is excited to announce Curtis Farrow, CPA, MBA, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Young Leaders Award.

GBQ Awarded Association for Accounting Marketing Achievement Award

May 09, 2016 GBQ recently won a Marketing Achievement Award (MAA) for “Best Digital Advertising” at the Association for Accounting Marketing conference.

Kabler Joins GBQ Forensic and Dispute Advisory Team, Chicago Office Opens

April 13, 2016 GBQ is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Chicago and the addition of Tom Kabler, CPA/ABV, ASA, CBA, CFE, CFF, CGMA, who joins our Forensic and Dispute Advisory practice as a Director and head of this new office.

GBQ Announces Joint Venture with ViaVero

February 19, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC, a Top 200 tax, accounting and consulting firm, announced today a joint venture with ViaVero, a specialized search firm that provides skilled accounting and finance project consultants, to create a robust staffing model in the accounting and finance consulting space.

GBQ Honored at Pillar Awards

February 04, 2016 GBQ was honored as a part of the Pillar Awards, The Class of 2016.

Smith Inducted Into Anthony Wayne Alumni Association Hall of Fame

January 28, 2016 Rebekah Smith, Director of Forensic and Dispute Advisory Services, was inducted into the Anthony Wayne Alumni Association Hall of Fame on September 18, 2015.

GBQ Names Ballard a Senior Manager in the Firm

January 27, 2016 GBQ Partners LLC is proud to announce Judd Ballard, CPA has been promoted to Senior Manager in our State and Local Tax practice.

McVicar Joins GBQ as Senior Manager

January 21, 2016 GBQ is proud to announce that Mary McVicar has joined the firm as a Senior Manager in our Tax Practice.

Shearer Named Partner at GBQ

January 20, 2016 GBQ is proud to announce that Cassie Shearer, CPA, Director, Tax & Business Advisory Services, is now a Partner at GBQ.

GBQ Announces Winter Promotions

January 15, 2016 GBQ is pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals in the firm.

GBQ Expands in Cincinnati through Addition of Ernst & Rabe

December 30, 2015 On January 1, 2016, Ernst & Rabe (E&R) and their team of tax and accounting experts will join forces with GBQ Partners LLC, a top 200 tax, accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

GBQ Named a SmartCEO Corporate Culture Winner

December 21, 2015 GBQ's Philadelphia office was named a SmartCEO magazine Corporate Culture Winner.

Harden Joins GBQ as Senior Manager

December 08, 2015 GBQ is proud to announce that Jeffrey W. Harden has joined the firm as a Senior Manager in our Assurance Practice.

GBQ Consulting Recognized for Best Valuation & Forensic Advisory Services

November 05, 2015 GBQ Consulting recognized for best valuation and forensic advisory services.

GBQ Voted Best Accounting Firm

October 29, 2015 Readers of Columbus C.E.O. magazine voted GBQ the “Best Accounting Firm” in the annual Best of Business Poll in 2010-2015.

GBQ Awarded Best Backyard Effect at VentureNEXT Awards

October 22, 2015 The Best Backyard Effect award showcases the long-term commitment and achievement of the many organizations and individuals in this region by recognizing one Rev1 portfolio company and customers, advisors, and expert service providers that have helped it achieve success. GBQ was awarded the Best Backyard Effect award for their support with Simple-Fill.

GBQ Honored as a Best Places to Work

October 20, 2015 2015 marks the ninth consecutive year GBQ has been among the Columbus Business First Best Places to Work in central Ohio.

Perkins Elected President of the Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio Board

September 28, 2015 GBQ is proud to announce that Ada Perkins has been elected as the Board President of the Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio.

3rd Year in a Row! GBQ’s Valuation Practice Ranks #1

September 23, 2015 In its 2015 annual study involving the 200 largest CPA firms in the country, INSIDE Public Accounting has ranked GBQ the #1 valuation practice nationally, as measured by valuation volume relative to total firm revenues.

GBQ Awarded AI Magazine Independent Accounting Firm of the Year

September 18, 2015 These prestigious awards honor the companies and professionals who are excelling in their sector, as well as providing uniquely specialized services for their clients. Speaking about the awards, Awards Coordinator Peter Rujgev commented: “These awards recognize individuals and companies that are providing a truly niche service, as well as achieving stellar results in their area [...]

GBQ Consulting Awarded AI Magazine Best in Sector: Financial Services

September 18, 2015 GBQ Consulting awarded Acquisition International Best in Sector: Financial Services.

GBQ’s Philadelphia Office A SmartCEO Healthiest Company

September 03, 2015 GBQ's Philadelphia office is honored to be one of SmartCEO's inaugural Healthiest Company Award winners.

GBQ Named an INSIDE Public Accounting Top Accounting Firm

August 20, 2015 GBQ is proud to announce that it has been named as an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 Accounting Firm for the sixth year in a row.

GBQ Service Awards

June 15, 2015 GBQ announced the following service awards at the annual firm meeting in June.

GBQ Recognizes Associates in the Firm

June 15, 2015 GBQ Partners LLC announced the following award winners during our annual firm meeting. The associates of the firm nominated and voted for their co-workers.

GBQ Announces Promotions

June 15, 2015 GBQ is pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals in the firm.

Bornino Inducted into Cleveland Heights High School Hall of Fame

April 15, 2015 Brian Bornino, CPA/ABV, CFA, CBA, Director of Valuation Services at GBQ Consulting LLC, will be inducted into the Cleveland Heights High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on April 30, 2015.

Ohio University Honors Brian Bornino

April 14, 2015 Brian Bornino, CPA/ABV, CFA, CBA, Director of Valuation Services at GBQ Consulting LLC, has been nominated and selected to receive the 2015 Ohio University Beta Alpha Psi Glenn E. Corlett Accountancy Alumnus in Practice.

Sara Robertson Named to 2015 Forty Under 40 Class

April 10, 2015 Sara Robertson, Director of Marketing, has been named to Columbus Business First's 2015 Forty Under 40 Class.

GBQ Passes Peer Review

March 05, 2015 GBQ Partners LLC announced today that it has successfully completed a rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practice.

Wolfer Joins GBQ as Senior Manager of Business Development

February 24, 2015 GBQ is proud to announce that David A. Wolfer has joined the firm as a Senior Manager, Business Development for our Cincinnati, OH location.

Rebekah Smith Named Partner

January 19, 2015 GBQ is proud to announce that Rebekah Smith, CPA, CFF, CVA, MAFF, Director of Forensic and Dispute Advisory Services, is now a Partner at GBQ. Rebekah joined the firm in 2003 and has over 18 years of experience focusing on the areas of litigation consulting, forensic accounting, economic damages, and business valuations.  She has been [...]

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