Aronson Merges with Aprio

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November 1, 2022

ATLANTA/ROCKVILLE – November 1, 2022 – Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized business advisory and CPA firm headquartered in Atlanta, announced today that Aronson, LLC will merge with the growing firm. Aronson’s 350 team members, including 42 partners, will join Aprio effective January 1, 2023. The combination of the two Top 100 firms marks both Aprio’s largest transaction to date and adds a physical Aprio office in the greater D.C. area.

“Both Aronson and Aprio’s missions are to invest in clients’ success by investing in our own, and this merger achieves just that, creating the complete client experience and expanding opportunities for our team,” said Aronson’s Managing Partner Larry Davis. “Through this strategic combination, we are gaining scale and depth but will continue to serve entrepreneur-led businesses. We will significantly grow our platform to help our clients in more areas.”  Larry Davis will join Aprio as a Partner, as will newly-elected Managing Partner, Lexy Kessler, who will serve as Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader for the national firm.

“Aprio has had a fantastic working relationship as a referral partner to Aronson over the last decade which proves how well our 31 fundamentals and Aronson’s core values align,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “This year marks Aprio’s 70th anniversary and Aronson’s 60th – a historic year for both firms – and we’re thrilled to create and celebrate success with a likeminded firm as committed as Aprio is to being a top workplace and top CPA and advisory firm. Together, we will be creating exceptional experiences for our clients for the next 70 years and beyond.”

Aronson team members will serve key leadership roles in the combined firm.

  • Azunna Anyanwu will serve as Chief Technology Officer.
  • Alan Langelli will serve as the Mid-Atlantic Leader for Technology.
  • Chavon Wilcox will lead the Construction and Real Estate segment.
  • David Semendinger will serve as Mid-Atlantic Director of Audit.
  • Jeff Gershen will co-lead the national Tax practice.
  • Jim Fennel will lead the Government Contracting segment.
  • Kate Petrillo will lead the Employee Benefit Plans segment.
  • Nicole Mitchell will hold a new executive role as Chief Practice Officer.
  • Rob Eby will lead the national Nonprofit segment.
  • Thad Panik will serve as Chief Learning Officer.

With a larger national presence and over $325 million in combined revenue, this merger positions Aprio to elevate its position in the market and create impactful growth opportunities for team members. The strategic combination grows Aprio’s team to more than 1,400 across 15 offices and key markets across the U.S.

For more information about Aprio, visit www.aprio.com.

 

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About Aprio

Aprio is a premier, full-service business advisory and certified public accounting firm that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourcing, talent solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Non-Profit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate; Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; Government Contracting, and Technology and Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Aprio has grown to over 1,400 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 35 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. Since their rebrand in 2017, Aprio has grown to a top-35 accounting firm through expanded services and capabilities and has completed more than 16 strategic mergers and acquisitions in the last five years including Henderson & Godbee, Leaf Saltzman, RINA and Ladd Robbins in 2022 alone.

For more, visit https://www.aprio.com/.

 

About Aronson

Aronson provides a comprehensive platform of assurance, tax, and consulting solutions to today’s most active industry sectors and successful individuals. For more than 60 years, the firm has purposefully expanded their service offerings and deepened their industry specialties to better serve the needs of their clients, people, and community. From startup to exit, Aronson helps clients maximize opportunity, minimize risk, and unlock their full potential. Aronson has been nationally recognized numerous times as a top workplace, and as a top accounting firm for client service and technology. For more, visit https://aronsonllc.com/.

 

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Media Contact: Jordan Haywood, 770-353-3180, jordan.haywood@aprio.com