GBQ, a Top 100 tax, accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Ryan Kilpatrick, CPA, Director, Tax & Business Advisory Services, has been named a partner within the firm.

Having spent six years with GBQ and over a decade in public accounting, Ryan provides significant tax compliance and consulting services to middle-market and closely held companies. Specifically, he focuses on leading the tax efforts for GBQ’s construction and restaurant industry practices. Additionally, Ryan plays a role in providing transaction advisory services to various clients throughout the firm. Before his public accounting work, Ryan was a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. He is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Cincinnati chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Cincinnati chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association. He also serves as board officer and finance committee chair for New Path Child & Family Solutions.

Seven individuals, including Ryan, have been promoted to the coveted partner position, marking the largest partner class in the firm’s history. “We are pleased to welcome this dedicated group of professionals to the partnership,” said Darci Congrove, Managing Director. “Each of these individuals embodies our core purpose of empowering the growth of our people, our communities and our clients’ businesses. They have diverse career backgrounds and experiences that make GBQ better prepared to empower our clients, deliver exceptional service, help guide and mentor our professionals and serve as leaders in their communities. I am excited to see how they will continue to drive growth and innovation for the firm in 2024 and beyond.”


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