Press Release

Moss Adams announces new national practice leader and partners in charge

SEATTLE, July 11, 2018—Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth management firms in the nation, announced a new national practice leader and three new partners in charge.

“We’re fortunate to have so many capable leaders within the firm who are willing and eager to help further our goals for growth and continued excellent client service,” said Chris Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Moss Adams.

Gabe Nachand was selected as the national practice leader for the Financial Institutions Practice. He joined Moss Adams in 1995 and has been a partner in the Financial Services Practice since 2005. Nachand works exclusively with financial services companies, many of which are SEC reporting companies. He specializes in enterprise risk management implementation and evaluation as well as technical accounting matters such as allowance methodologies, CECL implementation, acquisition accounting and mortgage operations.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead the Financial Institutions Practice,” said Nachand. “We have an incredible team of people. I’m looking forward to continuing the legacy of success we’ve helped our clients achieve, and I’m excited to lead our on-going focus on enhancing client experience.”

Mark Thoma was selected as the partner in charge of the Tacoma, Wash., office. Thoma has been with Moss Adams since 1997 and focuses on providing accounting and business advisory services to owner-managed entities with an emphasis on clients in construction, real estate and professional services industries.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” said Thoma. “I’m looking forward to leading the Tacoma office’s talented team of professionals as we continue to help new and existing clients navigate opportunities and challenges.

Craig Sanders was appointed partner in charge of the Financial Services Consulting Practice. Sanders has been providing audit and IT security services since 1999 and joined Moss Adams in 2016 as a partner following the firm’s combination with Contineo. Sanders works with clients in the financial services industry to implement core business solutions, internet banking and cash management platforms, business continuity and disaster recovery planning and programs, GLBA compliance and telecommunications and delivery systems.

“It’s a very exciting time to be leading the Financial Services Consulting Practice,” said Sanders. “I’m truly honored to be able to work with the professionals we have here as we address our clients’ complex challenges and help them discover new opportunities.”

Brad Smith was appointed partner in charge of the Eugene office. Smith has been with Moss Adams for 18 years. He specializes in working with manufacturing and consumer products companies, ranging from early-stage start-up companies to multinational, privately held entities.

“It’s a privilege to lead the great team in Eugene,” said Smith. “I’m excited to be working with them as we continue our track record of success and deep client relationships.”