Atlanta-based Aprio (FY18 net revenue of $96.1 million) has announced that partner Matt Wise has been named the director of the firm’s new assurance practice group, succeeding Frank Gudger.
Wise has advised clients in real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, transaction processing and professional services industries in accounting, reporting, compliance and internal control matters.
In his new role, Wise will be responsible for tapping into new forms of assurance services and technology to drive growth and innovation in audits. “By harnessing the power of advanced analytics and automation, we will drive greater efficiencies into the firm’s audit process to enable Aprio team members to more strategically advise clients,” Wise says.
Gudger says, “Matt is a contagious leader who is committed to the firm’s people, clients, technology and growth goals, making him well-positioned to lead the assurance practice as we continue to expand nationally.”
During his 16 years as the assurance practice group director, Gudger successfully grew both the revenue and number of team members within the practice. Over the past year, Gudger has also served as OMP in Birmingham, Ala., and will continue in that role.