Akron, Ohio-based IPA 300 firm Apple Growth Partners (FY20 net revenue of $18.4 million) has admitted Dirk Ahlbeck as a tax principal in its newly established Chicago office.
Ahlbeck has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, serving restaurants, including breweries and wineries, as well as clients in industries such as distribution and construction. Heading up Apple Growth Partners’ first office outside of Ohio, he will lead the firm’s national restaurant practice.
“Our firm knew we needed a leader in the restaurant accounting industry, and that was Dirk,” says chairman Chuck Mullen. “And as a result of our firm transitioning to a remote workforce, we determined the best course was to expand into Illinois and keep Dirk in the Chicago area.”