Aprio Continues to Expand Advisory Capabilities

April 2, 2019

Launches Business Technology Consulting Services and expands Transaction and Valuation Advisory Services

Aprio, LLP, a full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm, announced today that it is expanding its consulting and advisory capabilities with the launch of Business Technology Consulting Services, led by Mark Mahre who will serve as Director, and the hire of David Zafft as Director, Transaction Advisory and Business Valuation Services, to continue to address the needs of clients and prospects.

Aprio’s Business Technology Consulting Services offers strategic and tactical solutions that enable companies to streamline the management of technology investments and maximize ROI by improving existing systems and processes and designing and implementing new solutions.

Aprio’s advisors simplify technology transformations by providing guidance across a company’s entire technology landscape. Aprio ensures technology investments support business goals and strategies so that technology costs can be linked to specific business outcomes. The Business Technology Consulting Services team helps clients simplify cloud transitions, mitigate risk and establish IT Financial Management (ITFM) solutions that provide cost transparency. Specific services include evaluating and executing cloud strategies and migrations, IT budgeting & forecasting, IT governance, risk assessments and cybersecurity (privacy & security) compliance readiness.

Mahre has over 20 years of technology consulting leadership experience. Prior to joining Aprio, Mahre served for over a decade as Managing Partner of the U.S. for ClearCost Consulting.

“While Aprio has been performing Business Technology Consulting Services for clients for over 25 years, it is now time to take that to the next level. Mark has vast experience designing and leading enterprise-wide initiatives utilizing a wide variety of services including BPM, governance, technology, migrations and metrics to deliver leading-edge technology solutions for clients,” said Lee Fields, Partner-in-Charge of Advisory Services at Aprio. “We are excited to have Mark join the Aprio team to provide clients with the technology services they seek to take their businesses to their next.”

Aprio is also expanding its Transaction Advisory and Business Valuation Services capabilities with the hire of David Zafft as a Director within the group. In his role, David will assist clients in both buy-side and sell-side engagements, including aspects related to capital usage alternatives, investment preparation, transaction execution and closing support. “David has the rare ability to envision and execute across the entire transaction lifecycle, with specific emphasis on due diligence, transaction closing and post-close integration. We are thrilled to have David join the team” added Fields.

“At Aprio, it is our goal to provide our clients with the comprehensive services they need to grow profitably, whether those are advisory services or traditional tax and accounting services,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “Aprio entered into the advisory services space nearly a decade ago and since then has launched a number of services including financial consulting, information risk management and assurance, blockchain, data analytics, management consulting and behavioral economics.”

For more information about Aprio’s comprehensive list of services, click here.

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, cloud accounting 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 Blockchain. Since 1952, Aprio has grown to 500 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.

Aprio is recognized as a Top 100 Accounting Firm in the United States and has been recognized as a Top Workplace for three years in a row by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in New York; Birmingham, Ala. and Sarasota, Fla. For more, click here.

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