Aprio Welcomes Mike Cooke as Partner – Expanding Expertise and Capabilities in Birmingham, AL Market
June 2, 2020
Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized top 50 CPA-led business advisory firm, announced today that Mike Cooke will join the firm as a partner in the firm’s Birmingham, AL office bringing with him two senior-level professionals. The addition of Cooke will broaden Aprio’s expertise and capabilities to serve real estate and construction, healthcare and non-profit clients throughout Alabama.
“I’m thrilled to join the Aprio team and be part of a high-growth and innovative firm with a long history and promising future of providing exceptional client service,” says Mike Cooke. “As part of Aprio, I look forward to offering my clients a comprehensive range of tax, assurance and advisory services that Aprio offers to help them grow their businesses and manage risk, especially now in these uncertain times, as well as expanding Aprio’s footprint in the Alabama market building on my years of experience serving clients in this region.”
Mike joins Aprio from Cooke, Cameron, Travis & Company, P.C. where he served clients in the Birmingham metro area for over 40 years. Joining Mike in the Aprio Birmingham office will be Brenda Pigott and Dwayne Newsome. Aprio entered the Birmingham market in 2017 with its merger of Yaeger & Boyd, a firm focused on serving public housing authorities nationally. Since that time, Aprio has added significant tax and assurance expertise to the region focused on serving technology, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, non-profit, and professional services companies.
“We are on a strong growth trajectory in the Alabama market of 25% in 2020. We are excited to have Mike and his team join Aprio as we continue to grow and expand our services in this region,” said Frank Gudger, Aprio’s Birmingham office Managing Partner.
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; Non-Profit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Biosciences. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to over 550 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, Aprio also operates in Birmingham, Ala. and Charlotte, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Asheboro N.C. For more, visit https://apriodata.wpengine.com.