Aprio Hires Two New Directors in Litigation Support and Tax

I am delighted to welcome Gwen Larkin as our new director of operations for the Tax and ABS practices and Leanne Gould as a new director to Aprio’s Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services group.

Gwen Larkin, director of operations for Tax and ABS, will ensure that the processes in our Tax and ABS practices enhance the experience of both internal and external clients. She will work closely with both Mitchell Kopelman and Sam Tuck to support the growth of both practices.

Gwen has over 13 years of experience in operations, process development and implementation, standard operating procedures, workflow and productivity analysis, forecasting, introduction of new practice management methodologies and technology, and administration management. She will focus on the implementation of the strategic direction, increasing quality, allocation of resources and other initiatives.

Prior to joining Aprio, Gwen was the director of operations at a CPA firm in Atlanta and the tax practice administrator at a leading CPA firm in South Florida. In her free time, Gwen enjoys traveling and attending concerts.

Leanne Gould, director in Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services, will work with Howard Zandman and the entire team to grow the Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services group by expanding the group’s local and national presence, as well as its service offerings to include analysis of claims under the U.V.T.A., bankruptcy litigation and disputed business valuation.

Leanne has over 20 years of experience in business valuation, financial and economic damage analysis, forensic accounting and bankruptcy consulting. She provides litigation support and forensic accounting services in complex commercial and bankruptcy disputes across the nation. Leanne specializes in disputed business valuation and the analysis of large data sets in contract/collection disputes and wage and hour claims.

Prior to joining Aprio, Leanne served as managing director at HDH Advisors and GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, Atlanta-based financial advisory firms. She also served as a senior manager in Ernst & Young’s Investigative and Dispute Services group.

Leanne resides in Dunwoody with her husband Ray. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, cycling, boxing and target shooting.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Gwen and Leanne to the Aprio team.