Aprio Announces New Partner: Rob Shirley, CPA

August 7, 2018

Aprio, LLP, a full service, CPA-led business advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Rob Shirley has joined the firm as Partner. Shirley will be located in Aprio’s Birmingham office and in his role will be responsible for expanding Aprio’s presence in the Alabama market.

“We are very excited to have Rob join our team, his extensive experience serving as a trusted business advisor to clients across a variety of industries will elevate our presence in the area and allow Aprio to bring our full suite of services to businesses in Alabama,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and managing partner at Aprio. “Rob has a long history of providing clients with a high level of client service and delivering results which makes him a strong cultural fit for the firm and reinforces our commitment to the Aprio Way.”

Shirley has more than 25 years of experience in both public and private accounting, including six years with a top national accounting firm. He has assisted clients with growing their businesses, including through merger and acquisition, securing debt and managing risks. He has a unique perspective when serving clients because he has also worked as a financial leader for a national wholesale life insurance distribution company and a regional securities firm. Rob’s expertise extends to construction, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit organizations and healthcare.

“The foundation of our business is the strength of our people and we’re fortunate to have Rob join our firm,” said Frank Gudger, partner-in-charge of Assurance Services at Aprio. “I look forward to growth in the Alabama business market and continuing our dedication to excellent client service.”

“It is a privilege to come to such a growth-oriented firm as Aprio,” said Shirley. “I’m excited to grow our presence in the Alabama market and help businesses navigate to their next.”

For more information about Aprio, visit https://aprio.com.

About Aprio

Aprio is a premier full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax 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; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Biosciences. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to 400 employees. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in New York; Birmingham, Ala.; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Sarasota, Fla. For more, visit https://aprio.com.

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