Aprio Establishes Presence in the Music City with Nashville CPA Firm, WSW
November 2, 2020
Combination further advances firm’s national expansion and creates foothold in Nashville
Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized, top 50, CPA-led business advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, announced today that it has combined with Nashville-based WSW CPAs, PLLC (WSW). Effective October 31, 2020, WSW’s team members, including three partners, have joined Aprio.
Founded in 2009, WSW has grown into a well-respected locally owned accounting firm in Nashville with long-standing client relationships throughout Tennessee. WSW specializes in the stewardship of clients’ business success and personal financial growth, particularly in the areas of real estate and dental. Managing Member, Geoffrey Stewart, understands the challenges business owners face through more than three decades of experience in both private and public accounting as well as five years as a part owner and operator of a small business. Geoffrey is deeply ingrained in the Tennessee CPA community as an active participant and leader in committees and boards of various state CPA organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).
Aprio is an innovative and forward-thinking business advisory firm committed to anticipating the needs of the client, adding value as a strategic partner and helping clients achieve their growth and profitability goals by providing a broad mix of specialty services, including R&D Tax Credit Services, State and Local Tax, Transaction Advisory Services, Information Assurance, Business Technology Consulting Services, Data & Analytics, Wealth Management and Retirement Plan Services to a broader range of industries, including Technology and Blockchain, Professional Services, Retail and Hospitality, Nonprofit and Education. Aprio will now take this comprehensive range of services to the Tennessee market.
“Rooted in Atlanta, the addition of WSW brings us to Nashville – the fastest growing city in the Southeast – and rounds out the Atlanta and Charlotte region for the firm,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “WSW’s dental team, led by Trent Watrous, will continue Aprio’s buildout of a national dental segment, providing dental professionals the expertise to grow their bottom line and financial security. We’re excited to welcome the WSW team to Aprio.”
WSW Managing Member Geoffrey Stewart will continue as Managing Partner of Aprio’s new Nashville office.
“In today’s business environment, clients need more sophisticated and specialized tax and consulting services,” Stewart said. “By joining Aprio, our team members and clients will gain access to more service offerings and resources to help them achieve their growth and profitability goals. In Aprio, we found a firm that shares our values of being forward-thinking and proactive, so our clients enjoy greater peace of mind.”
The WSW team members will become part of a national practice accelerating business growth. They will have access to new opportunities for personal development and advancement. Aprio is regularly featured in top workplace lists and is a top-ranked CPA firm on Glassdoor. All former WSW partners and team members will continue to operate from their Nashville office as Aprio.
Since 2013, Aprio has combined with eight strategically chosen firms as part of their initiative focusing on targeted expansion, and the firm plans to continue to make strategic combinations in the years ahead.
For more information about Aprio, visit Aprio.com.
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 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; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Biosciences. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to over 575 team members. 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, and the newly added Nashville office, Aprio also operates in Alpharetta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Matthews, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Asheboro, NC; and Sarasota, FL. For more, visit Aprio.com.
WSW is an accounting firm in Nashville, Tennessee providing advisory, assurance and tax services for individual and business clients. The firm specializes in serving dental, commercial real estate and manufacturing clients and has a strong history of excellent client services. WSW’s partners have served the Tennessee market for over 30 years and enjoy lasting relationships with many clients. The firm currently employs 20 team members and is regarded as a rewarding workplace to work and grow professionally.