Press Release

Moss Adams Admits New Partners

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2021—Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth management firms in the nation, announced the addition of 16 new partners.

“I’m pleased to welcome this exceptional group of professionals to the firm’s partnership,” said Chris Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Moss Adams. “Our industry is evolving rapidly, and it is partners like these that help ensure Moss Adams remains at the forefront of development and growth.”

Anita Shah was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Bellingham, Wash., office. Shah specializes in providing audit services and navigating grant requirements for Tribal governments. 

Jeff Gay and Kevin Jacobs were admitted as partners in the firm’s Everett, Wash., office. Gay focuses on providing integrated audit and consulting services for hospitals and medical groups. Jacobs specializes in providing audit and advisory services for closely held organizations and private equity-managed entities in the construction, manufacturing and hospitality industries.

Tegan Peterson was admitted as a partner in the firm’s Central Washington office. Peterson focuses on tax planning, consulting and compliance for pass-through entities and individuals in the construction and agribusiness industries. 

Daniel Lapour and Michael Smoot were admitted as partners in the firm’s Portland, Ore., office. Lapour focuses on state and local income, franchise, sales and use and gross receipts tax consulting as well as compliance projects. Smoot has extensive experience overseeing audit and review engagements and assisting clients with evaluating their internal control systems. He serves a client base of both private and public companies, specializing in manufacturing and consumer products, among others.

Raj Gupta, Labi Rabiu and Rianne Suico have been admitted as partners to the firm’s San Francisco, Calif., office. Gupta specializes in partnership taxation, including complex partner allocations resulting from property and partnership interest transfers. Rabiu specializes in assisting companies in defining technology roadmaps and selecting enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM) and human capital management (HCM) systems. Suico focuses on performing audits and consulting engagements for health care organizations, health plans and insurance.

Scott Peterson and Ben Shively were admitted as partners in the firm’s Silicon Valley, Calif., office. Peterson focuses on tax aspects of estate planning, including gift planning and trust taxation, to help his clients achieve their financial goals and efficiently manage their tax liabilities. Shively specializes in working with executives and families to align their personal finances and investments with their priorities.

Patrick Guthrie, Peter Henderson, Sean Kanaley, Matt Parsons and Jana Wright have been admitted as partners in the firm’s Orange County, Calif., office. Guthrie provides assurance and consulting services to middle-market companies in the technology, software, manufacturing and consumer products and distribution industries. Henderson specializes in federal and state R&D tax credit incentives, focusing on mechanical and high-tech industries. Kanaley has extensive experience with tax planning and compliance services stemming from transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private and public stock placements, bankruptcy and debt and equity financings. Parsons specializes in preparing financial statements, performing internal control examinations and conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and single audits of federal awards. Wright specializes in managing audit and review engagements, acquisition accounting and cash flow projection preparation.