Crowe Horwath LLP elects 25 partners and 16 directors


CHICAGO (Dec. 10, 2014) – Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., has elected 25 new partners and 16 new directors.

“On behalf of everyone at Crowe, I would like to congratulate all of our new partners and directors on reaching this career milestone,” said Charles Allen, Crowe Horwath CEO. “These professionals provide outstanding service to their clients and have been instrumental in Crowe’s continuing growth as a national firm that is globally branded. As partners and directors, their contributions will insure growth and opportunity for the many that follow behind them.” 

Partners – effective April 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted

  • Brian Archambeault, Assurance Professional Practice (South Bend, Ind.)
  • Matthew Bowser, Risk Consulting (Indianapolis)
  • TJ Brecht, Tax (Elkhart, Ind.)
  • Michael Budinger, Risk Consulting (Cleveland)
  • Rick Childs, Financial Advisory Services (Indianapolis)
  • Laura Cronkhite, Audit (South Bend, Ind.)
  • Daniel Gautschi, Performance Consulting (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Scott Gerard, CHAN Healthcare (Los Angeles)
  • Angie Hipsher, Risk Consulting (Indianapolis)
  • Arjun Kalra, Risk Consulting (San Francisco)
  • Matthew Mittman, Tax (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Scott Ransberger, Audit (South Bend, Ind.)
  • Matthew Redente, Audit (New York)
  • Melissa Reinbold, Tax (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Lisa Roney, Audit (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • Ken Ruiz, Performance Consulting (Indianapolis)
  • Tal Scheer, Audit (Livingston, N.J.)
  • Matthew Schell, Assurance Professional Practice (Washington, D.C.) – Effective Sept. 5, 2014
  • Steve Schumacher, Financial Advisory Services (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Jim Slivanya, Tax (New York)
  • Rachel Spurlock, Tax (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Mark Strawmyer, Performance Consulting (Indianapolis)
  • Doug Thomson, Audit (Los Angeles)
  • Ralph Wright, Risk Consulting (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Monika Zimmer, Tax (Oak Brook, Ill.)


Directors – effective Aug. 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted

  • Neal Baumeyer, Performance Consulting (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Tim Bryan, Financial Advisory Services (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Steve Chanyi, Financial Advisory Services (New York)
  • Vincent Covrig, Financial Advisory Services (Los Angeles)
  • Bailey Frye, Marketing Development and Sales (Indianapolis)
  • Dennis Greenberg, Marketing Development and Sales (New York)
  • Melinda Haag, People Services (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • George Kunkel, Risk Consulting (Offsite – Pennsylvania) – Effective Oct. 27, 2014
  • Angie Lewis, Audit (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Archie Leynes, Financial Advisory Services (San Francisco)
  • Kate Reid, Marketing Development and Sales (Offsite – Ohio)
  • Tim Reimink, Performance Consulting (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Annette Schandl, Risk Consulting (Offsite – Colorado)
  • Michael Schwarzmann, Financial Advisory Services (Los Angeles)
  • Jay Sutton, Performance Consulting (Indianapolis)
  • Charlotte Vrba, Audit (Oak Brook, Ill.)


About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast with more than 3,000 personnel. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.


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