Press Release

Moss Adams appoints new leadership and admits new partners

SEATTLE, Feb. 21, 2017—Moss Adams LLC, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced the addition of two new national practice leaders, a regional managing partner and three partners.

“Our growth, both current and future, is strongly tied to the exceptional leaders we have here at Moss Adams,” said Chris Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Moss Adams. “We’re very fortunate to have a strong leadership team that focuses on anticipating and resolving client needs. It makes me very optimistic about our continued growth and success.”

Jim Brendel was appointed as the regional managing partner of the Central Region (Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas) following our combination with Hein & Associates. Brendel served as Hein & Associates’ managing partner prior to the combination and has over 35 years of experience in public accounting.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the Central Region,” Brendel said. “I’m excited to be working with this great team of professionals while continuing to expand our client base.”

Joe Blice was selected as the leader of the firm’s new Energy Practice. An assurance partner, Blice joined Moss Adams as part of the Hein & Associates combination. He has significant experience with SEC disclosures and reporting requirements, specializing in oil and gas activity and foreign currency translation.

“It’s a privilege to lead the new Energy Practice at Moss Adams,” Blice said. “I’m looking forward to working with such a strong team, helping continue the firm’s legacy of excellent client service.”

Kelvin Tetz was appointed the leader of our Real Estate and Hospitality Practice. Tetz has been with Moss Adams for nearly 20 years and provides audit and advisory services to real estate and hospitality clients.

“I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” Tetz said. “We have a great group of professionals, and I’m honored to be working with them to continue our track record of success.”

Bill Gaskins has been selected as a partner in the Denver office. Gaskins has practiced public accounting since 2005, providing audit, accounting and review services to public and private companies in the energy industry—including exploration and production, midstream and oilfield services—and manufacturing and distribution.

“I’m honored to be made a partner with Moss Adams,” Gaskins said. “This is an exciting time to be in public accounting, and I look forward to continuing my work with clients.”

Jessica Monford was admitted as a partner in the Houston office. Monford has practiced public accounting since 2005, providing audit and consulting services to public and private companies in the oil and gas upstream, oilfield service, petrochemical and manufacturing and distribution industries.

“I’m very pleased to be made a partner,” Monford said. “I’m looking forward to helping clients navigate the many opportunities and challenges the energy industry presents.”

Glenn Walsh has joined the firm as a State and Local Tax partner. Walsh has practiced public accounting for 25 years and assists clients with numerous state and local tax matters, including tax implications related to restructuring, mergers and acquisitions.

“I feel very fortunate to have joined Moss Adams,” Walsh said. “Particularly with recent changes in tax legislation, I’m invested in helping clients understand the new developments.”