REDW Merges in Grove Mueller & Swank

Steve Cogan

Albuquerque, N.M.-based IPA 200 firm REDW (FY22 net revenue of $42.4 million) announces its expansion into the Pacific Northwest by merging in Grove Mueller & Swank of Salem, Ore., effective Dec. 1.

“Prior to this expansion into Oregon, our established office in Phoenix grew to more than 100 team members through a similar acquisition in 2022,” said Steve Cogan, REDW MP. “Over the past 40 years, Grove Mueller & Swank has provided quality service and innovative solutions to its clients, growing into one of the region’s most respected accounting, tax and consulting firms.”

Through the transition, the Oregon firm will remain at its Salem location. GMS leadership and employees will continue in their current roles. Clients will not experience service disruption and the brand transition will occur over the next several months.

“The decision to align with REDW was based on several criteria, including our like-minded approach to service and culture. We are especially excited about the partnership as it will allow us to serve our clients more holistically, offering a full breadth of solutions including cybersecurity, HR consulting and even wealth management from a deep bench of leading in-house experts,” said John Hawkins, GMS shareholder and chairman of the board.

“Having dedicated over 40 years to serving and advocating for sovereign tribal nations, many tribes know the strong reputation of REDW and the value we provide,” said Wesley Ryan Benally (Dine’), REDW principal and national tribal practice leader. “And with a notable portion of our clients already residing in the Pacific Northwest region, the idea of having a team on the ground in Oregon became very important to us.”

REDW is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2023 and preparing to move its Albuquerque office to a new 25,000-square-foot space in 2024.

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