LWBJ announces staff promotions

WEST DES MOINES, November 6, 2018 – LWBJ Managing Partner Paul Juffer has announced the promotion of several associates within the firm.

Stacie Grimm, CPA, has been promoted to Senior Audit Manager. Ms. Grimm joined LWBJ in 2011 and leads the firm’s SOC, internal control and compliance practice. She was previously with KPMG.

Also in the Audit Department, Dan Callewaert and Ken Roberts, CPA, have been promoted to Supervising Senior. Laura Garrett, Caleb Peterson and Maggie Ramold have been promoted to Audit Senior.

Andy Zajicek, CPA, has been promoted to Senior Tax Manager. Mr. Zajicek focuses on tax compliance and consulting, with an emphasis on mid- to large-size business clients. He provides expertise on business structure and organization, as well as multi-state and international experience through his work with private equity firms, hedge funds and institutional investors pursuing global strategies. Prior to joining LWBJ, Mr. Zajicek was with PwC in Minneapolis.

Mark Cronin, CPA, has been promoted to Tax Manager. Mr. Cronin joined the firm in 2015 and was previously with Ernst & Young in Des Moines. Also in the Tax Department, Bryn Smith, CPA, has been promoted to Supervising Senior.

On the firm’s Capital Advisors team, Mark Otte, CPA, ABV, has been promoted to Manager. Mr. Otte joined LWBJ in 2014 and received his Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential in 2018. He serves clients seeking integrated consulting, investment banking and business advisory expertise. Prior to joining LWBJ, Mr. Otte was a tax associate in the Minneapolis office of PwC.

In making the announcement, Mr. Juffer noted, “Our growth is creating significant new opportunities for advancement within the firm, and we’re pleased to congratulate these associates on their accomplishments and well-deserved promotions.”

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