GBQ Partners LLC (GBQ), an INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Top 100 tax, accounting and consulting firm, further expands its growth with the promotion of two partners: Chris Mast, CPA, CCIFP, Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services, and Lyndi Sheets, CPA, Director, Assurance & Business Advisory Services.

Since joining GBQ’s assurance practice in 2011, Chris has worked with various privately held clients, primarily specializing in serving the construction and real estate industries. Based in the Columbus office and providing strong leadership throughout the firm and industry, Chris is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), the sole accounting certification for construction financial professionals. He is active within several professional organizations and was a 2018 graduate of the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Rising Leader Institute, in partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Construction Industry Services Director Bob Biehl shared, “This promotion is very well deserved. Chris is an outstanding leader who has become one of Ohio’s most recognized construction industry CPAs. He is a major asset to our practice, and his efforts will continue leading the group into the future.”

Lyndi joined GBQ in 2022 as a director within our assurance practice. With extensive public and private accounting experience, her track record of leadership enhances our momentum in the northwest Ohio region, particularly within the construction and manufacturing industries. Lyndi participates in several professional organizations, including the Ohio Contractors’ Association, where she served as an executive committee member.

“We are delighted to announce Lyndi’s promotion to partner,” stated Toledo Managing Director Bret Clark. “In the short time she has been with the firm, she has greatly impacted our clients and our team through her hands-on approach and delivery of innovative solutions. An exemplary leader, her efforts will undoubtedly continue to propel our firm forward.”


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