Press Release

Moss Adams appoints five new office partners in charge

Firm expands leadership team to support firm growth

SEATTLE, April 7, 2015 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, announced the elevation of five partners to partner in charge. These new leaders will help the firm strengthen client service and identify market opportunities.

“Moss Adams has grown steadily year over year, which has given us the opportunity to expand our leadership team,” said Chris Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Moss Adams. “These leadership additions will help reinforce local market support for our people and clients as well as further our deep industry expertise, which is central to our client service approach.”

Bob Hinton, who has served as the partner in charge of the Tacoma office for eight years, will now serve as the partner in charge of both the Tacoma and Seattle offices, focusing his efforts on market-facing activities for the greater Seattle and Tacoma business community. This change allows Dave Schilling, the former partner in charge of Seattle, to focus more of his time on regional growth and management initiatives as the regional managing partner of the Puget Sound region.

“I am very excited to serve the Seattle market in my new role as partner in charge of the Seattle and Tacoma offices,” Hinton said. “My passion is creating value and opportunity for our clients and team, which is a big part of being able to provide the Moss Adams Advantage.”

Rob Grannum was named the new partner in charge of the Everett office. In this role, he will champion client service and business development in the Everett marketplace. This change allows Jeff Green, the former partner in charge, to focus his efforts on further developing the firm’s financial institutions practice.

“I’m very excited and honored by the opportunity to lead the Everett office,” Grannum said. “We have a great team of professionals here, and I have no doubt that we will continue to contribute in a positive and impactful way to our clients and community.”

Jarret Rea assumed the role of partner in charge for the firm’s Kansas City office. He will continue to develop the market and pursue new industry opportunities. Clay Sturgis, the former partner in charge of Kansas City, has shifted his focus to growing the firm’s new Dallas and Austin locations, as well as continuing to develop the firm’s telecommunications practice in the region. 

“I’m proud to have the opportunity to manage the Kansas City office,” Rea said. “I look forward to working with the great team we have here to further expand our client base and industry practice areas.”

Steve Fein serves as Portland’s new partner in charge, taking over for Joe Karas, who served in the role for 25 years. Karas, the regional managing partner for Oregon, will spend more time cultivating growth and collaboration across the region while continuing to provide managerial oversight in Oregon.

“I feel humbled and fortunate for the opportunity to manage the Portland office and excited to be able to do it alongside such a talented and passionate group of partners,” Fein said. “As a team, we look to continue to deliver the highest quality service to make a difference for and positively impact our clients, community and staff.”

Chris Paris takes over as the new partner in charge of Santa Rosa and Napa, focusing on market opportunities in the area. Jeff Gutsch, the former partner in charge, will concentrate his time on leading the firm’s wineries and vineyards practice.

“It’s is a great privilege to manage and grow the North Bay offices, and I have no doubt that we will continue to provide a high level of service and excellence to our people, clients and community,” Paris said.