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Articles, News & Events by Year


Article/Speech TitlePublication/ConferenceDate
"The Top 100 People: 25 Tips for the Future"Accounting TodayDecember 14
"Tate & Tryon Merges with RSM"Inside Public AccountingDecember 5
"RSM to Merge in Tate & Tryon in Washington"Accounting TodayDecember 4
"RSM Acquires D.C. Accounting Firm Tate & Tryon"CPA Practice AdvisorDecember 4
"The Top 100 People: Personal Accomplishments"Accounting TodayDecember 4
"Koltin Speaks on Future of the Accounting Profession and Growth of Advisory/Consulting Services"National Life CPA SymposiumNovember 14
"Koltin Speaks on Best Practices of High Performing Firms"BDO Alliance MP RoundtableNovember 8
"Wipfli Adds Chicago-Area Firm Klein Hall"Milwaukee Business JournalNovember 5
"Klein Hall Joins Wipfli"Inside Public AccountingNovember 4
"M&A Roundup: Wipfli Grows in Illinois"Accounting TodayNovember 2
"Wipfli Acquiress Chicago Accounting Firm Klein Hall"CPA Practice AdvisorNovember 1
"For 2019, Koltin Named Third Most Influential in Accounting Industry"Inside Public AccountingNovember 2019
"For 20th Straight Year, Koltin Named to IPA's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting Industry"Inside Public AccountingNovember 2019
"State of the Accounting Industry"Engineered Tax Services CPA Leadership PodcastNovember 2019
"When Trust is Not Enough"IL CPA Society Insight 2019 Special FeatureNovember 2019
"Strategy Guides BDO Expansion"Public Accounting ReportNovember 2019
"Best Practices of High Performing Firms and Partners"McGehee Group ConferenceOctober 28
"Taking Your Firm to the Next Level - Best Practices of High Performing Firms & Partners"2019 HLB International ConferenceOctober 22
"CPA Firm Incomes Gain 8% in New MAP Survey"CPA TrendlinesOctober 6
"Koltin Participated in a CPA Leadership Podcast"Engineered Tax ServicesOctober 2
"#MeToo Brings New Expectations"Journal of AccountancyOctober 1
"Koltin Named by IPA as Most Recommended Consultant for 16th Straight Year in Its Annual Survey of Firms"Inside Public AccountingOctober 2019
"When the Governor Calls"On Balance of WICPASept/Oct 2019
"Seattle's 7th Largest Accounting Firm is Merging with Giant BDO USA"Seattle BusinessSeptember 30
"BDO Makes Inroad in Seattle Area with Peterson Sullivan Merger"Inside Public AccountingSeptember 30
"BDO Acquires Seattle Accounting Firm Peterson Sullivan LLP"CPA Practice AdvisorSeptember 30
"BDO Expands in Pacific Northwest with Peterson Sullivan"Accounting TodaySeptember 30
"As Accounting Industry Consolidates, Wipfli Growing and Expanding Expertise by Being a Good Partner"Milwaukee Journal SentinelAugust 16
"RBF Joins its Accounting Practice with Withum"CPA Practice AdvisorAugust 5
"Wipfli Acquires Small Chicago-area Firm"The Biz Times MilwaukeeAugust 1
"Accounting Firm Wipfli Acquires Chicago-area's Patke & Associates"Milwaukee Journal SentinelAugust 1
"Wipfli Acquires Accounting Firm Patke & Associates"CPA Practice AdvisorAugust 1
"Wipfli adds Patke & Associates"Accounting TodayAugust 1
"Wipfli Builds Hedge Fund Niche with Acquisition of Patke & Associates"Inside Public AccountingAugust 1
"Massachusetts-based Firm RBF Joins Withum"Inside Public AccountingAugust 1
"Withum Merges in Rucci Bardaro & Falzone"Accounting TodayAugust 1
"Carr Riggs & Ingram Merges in Laurel, Miss. Firm"Inside Public AccountingJuly 25
"CRI Merges in Wm. F. Horne & Company"Accounting TodayJuly 24
"Top 20 Nationally Ranked Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Expands Operations in Mississippi"MENAFN - Newswire.comJuly 24
"Koltin Delivers Keynote on Disruption, Changes and Opportunities in the Accounting Profession"CBIZ-MHM Annual Conference in San AntonioJuly 16
"Meeting the Challenge of Artificial Intelligence"CPA JournalJuly 3
"Koltin Delivers Keynote on Best in Class - Common Success Traits of High Performing Firms & Partners"The Rainmaker SuperConferenceJune 18
"Bober Markey Fedorovich Launches Cyber Security Practice"Crain's Cleveland BusinessJune 18
"Koltin Delivers Keynote on How to Build a Consulting and Advisory Practice"AICPA ENGAGE ConferenceJune 11
"Koltin Delivers Keynote on the State of the Accounting Industry - Best Practices of High Performing Firms"National Life CPA SymposiumJune 8
"Time to Tackle Technology"Accounting TodayMay 30
"Jennifer Wilson Inducted into CPA Practice Advisor Accounting Hall of Fame"CPA FMAMay 22
"Armanino Expands to Orange County with Bolar Hirsch & Jennings Deal"Yahoo FinanceMay 7
"Armanino Acquires Bolar Hirsch & Jennings, Expands to Orange County"CPA Practice AdvisorMay 7
"Armanino Adds Bolar Hirsch & Jennings"Accounting TodayMay 7
"Armanino Expands to Orange County with Bolar Hirsch & Jennings Deal"Inside Public AccountingMay 7
"Convergence Coaching Partner and Co-Founder Jennifer Wilson Inducted into CPA Practice Advisor Hall of Fame"CPA Practice AdvisorApril 27
"How to Make a Winning Speech"Journal of AccountancyApril 8
"Jennifer Lee Wilson Inducted into Accounting Hall of Fame"CPA Practice AdvisorMarch 15
"Brian Renstrom Brian Renstrom is the Man in the Middle at BlumShapiro"Boston Business Journal3/7/2019
"Major Changes Ahead in M&A"Accounting Today2/4/2019
"Overheard at Winning Is Everything 2019 Conference"Inside Public Accounting2/2019
"Koltin Moderates Session on Upstream Mergers"Winning Is Everything Conference1/25/2019
"Koltin Moderates Session on M&A - Acquirer's Perspective"Winning Is Everything Conference1/24/2019
"Koltin Moderates Panel on Attracting High-Level Lateral Talent"Winning Is Everything Conference1/24/2019
"Koltin Delivers Keynote on State of the Industry and a Look to the Future"Winning Is Everything Conference1/23/2019
"AI is Expected to Hit Profitability in 2019"Accounting Weekly1/23/2019
"Baker Tilly Merges in Montgomery Coscia Greilich"Accounting Today1/22/2019
"Baker Tilly Expands Further into Texas Market with Merger"Inside Public Accounting1/22/2019
"Baker Tilly Acquires Dallas Accounting Firm MCG"CPA Practice Advisor1/22/2019
"Baker Tilly and MCG Combine, Accelerating Growth in Texas"BusinessWire1/22/2019
"Koltin Addresses Los Angeles MAP Roundtable on Partner Compensation"CalCPA LA MAP Meeting1/16/2019
"CPAs Reveal Their Favorite Mentors"Journal of Accountancy1/14/2019
"Howe Riley & Howe Joins Wipfli"Inside Public Accounting1/3/2019
"Wipfli Adds New Hampshire Accounting Firm"Milwaukee Business News1/3/2019
"Wipfli Acquires Accounting Firm Howe Riley & Howe"CPA Practice Advisor1/2/2019
"New Hampshire-based Firm Howe Riley & Howe Joins Wipfli"BusinessWire1/2/2019
"Wipfli Acquires New Hampshire Accounting Firm"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel1/2/2019
"Wipfli Merges in Howe Riley & Howe"Accounting Today1/2/2019
"Milwaukee-based Wipfli Acquired Howe, Riley & Howe"Public Accounting Report1/2019
"IPA's Most Recommended Consultants Share Insights for 2019"Inside Public Accounting1/2019
"2018 in M&A: Trends Converge to Create a Changed Landscape"Inside Public Accounting1/2019


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