Rehmann expands footprint with opening of new Detroit office

TROY, Mich., August 14, 2019 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm with locations across Michigan, Ohio and Florida is strengthening its Michigan presence by relocating in downtown Detroit. The new, expanded 6,000-square-foot office is located at 1249 Griswold St., Suite 201 in the historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park district.
Headquartered in Troy, Rehmann has been offering solutions to clients across the country for more than 75 years. The new downtown location will continue to allow the Firm to provide its signature “Rehmann Experience” to its clients—many of which are located in Detroit.
“Rehmann has long-standing ties to the city of Detroit and to the community, and we’re eager to expand our services and network in downtown Detroit,” said Randy Rupp, CEO of Rehmann. “Committed to being the firm of choice for our associates, we pride ourselves in creating a people-centric culture. We expect our Detroit office will be a great space for our employees and our clients to call home.”
Built in 1915, the Farwell Building’s rich history includes an interior designed by famed glass artist Louis Tiffany and most recently served as the setting for hit movies such as “Batman vs. Superman” and “Transformers”. It’s listed on both the State Register of Historic Sites and the National Register of Historic Places.
While Rehmann is the central tenant, the building will house apartments and a new restaurant by Phoenicia owner Sameer Eid. Rehmann’s office is a modern, open-concept office space and includes a staff of roughly 20 employees, who have relocated from other offices.
“The historic Farwell Building in the heart of Capitol Park is the perfect addition to our current footprint, and a draw for current and future employees,” Rupp added. “As our firm continues to experience rapid growth across the country, we’re excited about the opportunities for our firm and our employees right here at home.”
For information about career opportunities with Rehmann, visit Rehmann.com/careers.
About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has over 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Rehmann strengthens team with 16 promotions in Southeast Michigan

TROY, Mich., July 31, 2019 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm, is expanding its leadership team by promoting 16 associates in Troy and Farmington Hills. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Promotions include:

  • Corey Boller – Troy – Manager, Capital Management Group
  • Eve Berton – Troy – Senior Manager
  • Carley Chrencik – Troy – Assurance & Financial Reporting Senior
  • Jordan Early – Farmington Hills – Office Manager
  • Eric Hamann – Farmington Hills – Advisory & Tax Manager
  • Liz Jarboe – Troy – Advisory & Tax Manager
  • Karen LeGendre – Troy – Assurance & Financial Reporting Manager
  • Kayla McCarthy – Troy – Assurance & Financial Reporting Senior
  • Dan Milano – Troy – Assurance & Financial Reporting Senior
  • Rachel MinikelFarmington Hills – Senior Manager
  • Kelly Morrin – Troy – Senior Marketing Assistant
  • Sarah Nanni – Troy – Advisory & Tax Senior
  • Himanshu Puri – Farmington Hills – Advisory & Tax Manager
  • Ron Simmons – Troy – Senior Manager
  • Connie ThompsonTroy – Senior Manager of Brand and Market Strategy
  • Joann Vitale – Troy – Project Resource Manager

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

 

Rehmann named among 2019 Best CPA Firms for Women

TROY, Mich., June 11, 2019 – In its seventh straight year of inclusion, Rehmann was once again named by the Accounting MOVE Project as one of the Best CPA Firms for Women. This demonstrates consistent efforts in the Firm’s advancement of women.

The Accounting MOVE Project is an annual survey of leading financial and accounting firms to determine the state of women in the industry. The annual list released by the Accounting MOVE Project ranks public accounting firms by their women’s initiatives, female leadership, and driving results.

To earn a spot on the Best CPA Firms for Women list, an employer must have both a high proportion of women at most or all levels of management and proven success with the MOVE factors.

The 2019 theme, “Promotions, Plateaus and Possibilities: New Ways Forward,” discussed the complicated, often conflicting, layers of career opportunities, barriers, expectations and assumptions at CPA firms to show women and firm leaders new ways to craft success for all.

“We’re thrilled that the MOVE Project has recognized the efforts that we’re putting into the growth of our female associates,” said Amy Flourry, Rehmann director of operations for Rehmann Wealth and chair of Rehmann’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Council. “We will continue to raise the bar for advancing women not only at Rehmann, but within the industry.”

Through its WIN Council, Rehmann strives to create a culture that enhances the retention and recruitment of women, helps them develop their careers and increases the awareness of their success.

For information about career opportunities with Rehmann, visit Rehmann.com/careers.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About the MOVE Project
The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success: M – Money: fair pay practices; O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development; V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers; E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership.

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

Rehmann recognized on CRN’s 2019 Solution Provider 500 list

Rehmann announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the Firm to its 2019 Solution Provider 500 list. This is the ninth year in a row the Firm has received this recognition (previously listed as Trivalent Group).

The Solution Provider 500 features those IT companies in North America that have earned the highest revenue during the past year. Those who make the list are considered the highest performing technology integrators, strategic service providers and IT consultants.

“We are honored to be named to CRN’s distinguished list of solution providers,” said Larry R. Andrus, Rehmann’s president of technology solutions. “As we remain committed to delivering innovative solutions to our clients, we are excited to be recognized among such an elite group.”

Backed by experienced engineers, technicians and consultants, Rehmann provides managed services and other IT solutions to more than 700 clients.

“The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible combined revenue of $320 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to the solution provider organizations leading the way in digital transformation and the latest technology services.”

The complete 2019 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.CRN.com/SP500.

Christine Hoke named one of Insightful Accountant’s 2019 Top 100 ProAdvisors

TROY, Mich., May 30, 2019 – Rehmann announced today that Christine Hoke, CPA, MSA was named as one of Insightful Accountant’s 2019 Top 100 ProAdvisors. This is the fifth consecutive year that she’s received this honor.

In order to be considered for this exclusive recognition, finalists must go through a thorough review including an open nomination, voting and a final assessment completed by a panel from the Insightful Accountant web publication.

The Top 100 ProAdvisor recognition winners all compete through an objective points-based program that takes into consideration (among other qualifications) QuickBooks certifications, education level completed, types of work performed, clients served, and the level of engagement advisors have with the Intuit products and their communities.

“It is an absolute honor to be recognized by my QuickBooks advisor community as a leader,” said Hoke. “I am truly thankful for this nomination and for everyone’s continued support needed to win this award.”

The ProAdvisor of the Year and all ProAdvisor Categorical Winners will be announced at the Scaling New Heights Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 16-19, 2019.

Hoke is a manager in the Firm’s Farmington Hills office for the accounting, consulting and tax services (ACT) group. Christine has been a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2006 and an Advanced ProAdvisor since 2010.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

WatchGuard names Rehmann the 2019 North America Partner of the Year

TROY, Mich., May 16, 2019 – Rehmann, formerly Trivalent Group, announced today that WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication products, has named it as the North America Partner of the Year in the company’s 2019 Partner Awards program.

The Partner of the Year award honors partners that have exhibited exceptional performance over the past year as part of the WatchGuardONE Program, while providing the most valued and innovative solutions within the channel partner community.

“WatchGuard’s partner community is second to none, which is why it’s always so challenging to select just one winner for the Partner of the Year award,” said Prakash Panjwani, chief executive officer of WatchGuard. “This year, I’m pleased to recognize Rehmann with this honor, for its unwavering commitment to furthering our mission to provide simplified, enterprise-level security to organizations of all sizes, and for the remarkable performance and growth the company has achieved along the way.”

The judges selected this year’s Partner of the Year winners based on a variety of factors including sales numbers, year-over-year growth, WatchGuardONE partner level, innovation of services, and overall relationship with WatchGuard.

“We have been a partner of WatchGuard since the late 1990s,” said Larry Andrus, Rehmann’s president of Technology Solutions. “WatchGuard is one of the most significant security companies in the market today and they have been good counsel for us as we developed our MSSP strategy. It was not only a pleasant surprise, but an honor to accept this recognition and award on behalf of everyone at Rehmann. We look forward to another great year with WatchGuard!”

WatchGuard and its channel community gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico to celebrate another year of tremendous growth and momentum, and honor top-performing partners.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

Rehmann’s Sejla Kulaglic named one of Corp! Magazine’s Most Valuable Millennials

TROY, Mich., May 15, 2019 – Rehmann announced today that Sejla Kulaglic, international tax manager in the Firm’s Farmington Hills, MI, office has been named one of Michigan’s Most Valuable Millennials by Corp! Magazine.

The award recognizes individuals who are creating job opportunities, driving economic growth, nurturing community advancements or leading successful companies. Michigan’s Most Valuable Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Millennials were honored at The Colony Club in Detroit on Thursday, April 25.

“Congratulations to Sejla on her well-deserved recognition by Corp! Magazine as one of Michigan’s Most Valuable Millennials,” said Rehmann Principal Bryan Kearis. “Sejla is an outstanding business advisor to her clients; she has a passion for client service and community involvement. Sejla will continue to shine as one of Rehmann’s current and future leaders.”

Kulaglic earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in German and a master’s in taxation from Wayne State University.

Since 2016, Kulaglic has volunteered for the Detroit chapter of Kiwanis International, a community service organization focused on serving the children of the world. She is currently a board member and the co-chair for the service and strategic planning committees.

Additionally, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, MICPA International Practice Task Force and Michigan Women’s Tax Association.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, business solutions and outsourcing, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions to our clients, making it our duty to anticipate our clients daily and future needs. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

Rehmann named to CRN’s 2019 Managed Service Provider 500 list

TROY, Mich., April 10, 2019 – Rehmann announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rehmann to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category.

This annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel.
The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises, cloud-based security services.

“We’re honored to be recognized by CRN for our expertise, our commitment to innovation and our clients,” said Rehmann CEO Randy Rupp. “This award reflects our mission to provide our clients relentless service and deliver the solutions and confidence they need to reach their business goals.”

The MSP 500 list was featured in the February 2019 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

Rehmann to host Cyber Security Threats & Best Practices Forum

TROY, Mich., April 4, 2019 – Rehmann announced today that they will host a Cyber Security Threats & Best Practices Forum at the Detroit Marriott Troy Hotel in Troy on May 9, 2019.

The forum is presented in partnership with The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and WatchGuard Technologies. The forum will feature a live hacking demo and keynote presentation by Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer of WatchGuard Technologies, along with a panel discussion focused around detection and response and how to mitigate your risks.

“We are excited to host a cyber security event in Metro Detroit to discuss this hot topic and how important it is to be aware of the trends and threats companies face,” said John Hey, Rehmann principal. “Our presenters and panelists will provide our attendees with great knowledge to help them detect and respond to such threats.”

Panelists and speakers include:

•Jim Carpp, chief digital officer and vice chairman of the board at Rehmann
•John Hey, principal at Rehmann
•Bill Kowalski, JD, principal and director of operations for Corporate Investigative Services at Rehmann
•Jessica Dore, CISA, Rehmann principal – Technology Risk Management
•Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer of WatchGuard Technologies
•Jay Ryerse, certified CIIP and chief technology officer of Security at Continuum

The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. There will be a reception following the event, along with the opportunity to meet with The Michigan Chamber, WatchGuard Technologies, and the Rehmann team. Reserve your seat online at https://rehmanncyberforum.eventbrite.com.

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. As of September 2018, we have been named to the 2018 MSSP Alert Top 100 Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP) list. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com

Rehmann Named One of Accounting Today’s Fastest-Growing Firms

TROY, Mich., March 28, 2019 – Rehmann was named one of Accounting Today’s Fastest-Growing Firms in the United States, ranking among the country’s Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders.

Accounting Today releases an annual ranking of the largest practices in tax and accounting. The list includes the top firms’ growth strategies, service areas and client niches as well as a host of benchmarking data. The publication also recognizes a list of Fastest-Growing Firms, which is comprised of accounting practices with the highest 2018 revenue growth in percentage terms.
Ranking 14th among the Fastest-Growing Firms in the country, Rehmann showed a 23.28 percent growth rate with revenue totaling $143 million in 2018. Only 20 firms reported growth above 20 percent.

“Ranking among the top 20 Fastest-Growing Firms in the country underscores Rehmann’s commitment to our growth as a firm,” said Randy Rupp, CEO at Rehmann. “At the same time, we’re proud to pursue such growth while continuing to deliver the exceptional results and client service we are known for.”

Rehmann was the only firm headquartered in Michigan to be recognized as one of the top Fastest-Growing Firms.

Accounting Today’s 2019 class of Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders showed a higher growth rate overall than the results released in 2018. The ranking features firms nationwide and in 10 major geographic regions.

About Rehmann

Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. Rehmann has nearly 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Contact: Holly Shier
248.458.7923
holly.shier@rehmann.com