Aprio Names Matt Wise Assurance Practice Group Director

January 16, 2020

Wise to bring Aprio’s audit experience into the future through innovation

Contact: Kayla Harris
770-845-8515 or kayla.harris@aprio.com

Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized top 100 CPA-led business advisory firm announced today that Matt Wise has been named the firm’s new Assurance Practice Group Director, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Wise will succeed Frank Gudger, who has served as Aprio’s Assurance Practice Group Director since 2003. Wise joined Aprio in 2007 and was named partner in 2013. During that time, Wise has advised clients in real estate and construction, manufacturing & distribution, transaction processing and professional services industries in accounting, reporting, compliance and internal control matters.

In his new role, Wise will be responsible for tapping into new forms of assurance services and technology to drive growth and innovation in audits. “By harnessing the power of advanced analytics and automation, we will drive greater efficiencies into the firm’s audit process to enable Aprio team members to more strategically advise clients,” said Wise.

“I am looking forward to watching Matt lead us into the future,” said Gudger. “Matt is a contagious leader who is committed to the firm’s people, clients, technology and growth goals, making him well positioned to lead the assurance practice as we continue to expand nationally.”

During his 16 years as Aprio’s Assurance Practice Group Director, Gudger successfully grew both the revenue and number of team members within the firm’s assurance practice. Over the past year, Gudger has also served as Office Managing Partner for Aprio’s Birmingham office and will continue in that role.

“I want to thank Frank for his years of service in this role, his commitment to the quality and growth of our audit practice and the firm,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “Matt has big shoes to fill, but I’m excited to see him rise to the challenge and continue to grow Aprio’s assurance practice.”

For more information about Aprio’s Assurance Practice, visit: https://aprio.com/services/financial-assurance/

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, outsourced 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 500 employees. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 60 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in Birmingham, Ala. and Sarasota, Fla. and across the Carolinas. For more, visit https://aprio.com.

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