Pasadena, Calif.-based KBKG has named Gian Pazzia as its new CEO. He succeeds Greg Kniss, who will now serve as the firm’s chairman of the board and focus on identifying M&A targets in the coming years.
Pazzia has more than 20 years of experience. He built KBKG’s cost segregation practice and eventually transitioned into overseeing the firm’s growth and sales initiatives. He has served on the firm’s executive committee for over 10 years, working on strategic initiatives to grow various service offerings, including R&D tax credits, green building tax incentives, transfer pricing and employee retention tax credits.
“Gian is meticulous, driven and innovative,” says Kniss. “We would not be where we are today without his hard work and dedication to each of our practices.”