GBQ Partners LLC (GBQ), an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 tax, accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Columbus, OH, announced the expansion of its Cincinnati office through the acquisition of Wade Werner Thompson & Co. This announcement is evidence of GBQ’s strategy for expanding and strengthening market presence in the region.

Wade Werner Thompson & Co. is a firm with a highly complementary culture that shares GBQ’s commitment to providing service of exceptional quality, integrity and objectivity. Founded in 1992, Wade Werner Thompson & Co. offers tax and accounting solutions to clients, including individuals, small businesses and their owners. Founding member Sandy Werner will serve as Senior Director at GBQ, specializing in tax planning and consulting for middle market and entrepreneurial companies and their owners. A former tax partner at KPMG, Sandy has considerable experience providing income and estate planning services to high-net-worth individuals.

“We are excited to add Sandy’s practice to GBQ’s growing Cincinnati office. We admire Sandy’s long history of excellent client service and know that he will be a valuable resource to our team,” stated Managing Director Darci Congrove. “We are looking forward to the synergies we can build together.”

Sandy added, “Following an extensive search, we are extremely happy to join the GBQ family. GBQ easily satisfies our concerns regarding the requisite professional qualifications, people skills, firm culture and capacity to perform outstanding professional services. Combining the two firms will support our continued growth and ability to provide strategic ideas and solutions for our clients.”


About GBQ

At GBQ, our purpose is clear: we empower growth; growth of our people, our communities and our clients’ businesses. A top tax, accounting and consulting firm for more than 68 years, we’re driven by the outcomes that we know can change the lives of those we work with and for. We’ve learned that this is what matters most to our stakeholders. It is this purpose that drives and inspires us every day. It’s why we exist.

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