Hein & Assoc. Names New Managing Partner

Denver-based Hein & Associates (FY09 net revenue of $45.8 million) named Brian Mandell-Rice MP.  A former entrepreneur who joined Hein as an audit staff member over 24 years ago, Mandell-Rice is only the third MP in the firm’s 33-year history. Working his way steadily through the ranks, he became PIC of the Denver office two years ago, a role he will continue in for the immediate future while also stepping into his new position.

Mandell-Rice says, “Our firm’s culture is distinct. Like me, many of our employees have a long tenure at Hein, and share core values of teamwork, knowledge sharing, and integrity.  From valuing and nurturing professional growth to supporting philanthropic goals, we try to provide a positive work environment to benefit employees, clients, the community, and the profession.”

Mandell-Rice assumes the MP role from Larry Unruh, who will serve a select group of clients while devoting a significant amount of his time supporting the strategic growth opportunities for the firm by identifying new services, geographies, talent and clients.

Unruh says, “Brian is a thoughtful and well-respected leader. He understands that accounting is a people business, and that teamwork and accessibility are embedded in Hein’s culture. His door has always been open, and will continue to be. That’s just how he operates.”