Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY net revenue of $1.4 billion) is growing its forensic and valuation services practice with the additions of Steven Kuzma and Joseph Galanti, who have been admitted as managing director and principal, respectively. Both will be based in Atlanta.
“Steve and Joe are widely respected and highly talented leaders whose wealth of experience across several different industry sectors will be an asset to our dynamic clients throughout the region as we continue to expand our practice,” says Brad Preber, national MP of Grant Thornton’s forensic and valuation services practice. “Their arrival highlights the firm’s continued commitment to building a comprehensive suite of forensic and valuation services capabilities.”
Kuzma has more than 35 years of experience providing Fortune 1000 company senior management teams, corporate boards, audit committees and large law firms with investigative services, corporate compliance services, financial, accounting and economic analyses, valuation assistance and complex commercial dispute resolution support. His experience spans a diverse range of industries, including retail, consumer and industrial products, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, entertainment, real estate agriculture, utilities and technology.
Most recently, Kuzma served as the Americas managing partner, global leader and Southeast region fraud investigation and dispute services practice leader at Ernst & Young LLP.
Galanti has more than 20 years of experience advising counsel and management on complex financial and accounting issues. He has extensive experience assisting clients as a damages specialist in lost profit, working capital and valuation disputes, fraud investigations and business interruption insurance claims. He has helped policyholders recover hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance claims and he has testified as a damages expert in federal, state and international arbitration matters.
Most recently, Galanti was a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal global forensic and dispute services, where he focused on damages cases and insurance claims. Galanti has authored numerous articles and book chapters on fraud, dispute and insurance claim topics, including the Litigation Services Handbook (Wiley), Business Interruption: Coverage, Claims and Recovery (National Underwriter), and The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud (AICPA).