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.

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

Rehmann’s Katie Strehler Named One of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in HR

TROY, Mich., March 21, 2019 – Crain’s Detroit Business named Rehmann Chief Human Resources Officer Katie Strehler one of the 2019 Notable Women in Human Resources. The award is part of the Crain’s Notable Women in Michigan series, which features distinguished professional women nominated by peers at work and features women who also mentor, teach and volunteer in their communities.

At Rehman, Strehler has managed all key human resources strategies and initiatives resulting in increased associate engagement, job satisfaction and loyalty to the firm. Her strategy, which directly links associate feedback to organizational goals, has led to higher levels of associate engagement for the past five consecutive years. Along with that, she has effectively supported the human resources transition strategy through 14 mergers and acquisitions.

“Katie is a true trailblazer at Rehmann, leading by example while guiding the Rehmann team toward our vision of being the firm of choice for associates,” said Stacie Kwaiser, chief operating officer at Rehmann, who nominated Strehler. “Katie is passionate about the Rehmann culture and creating an environment that attracts, develops and retains the next generation of leaders for our firm.”

Having joined Rehmann in 2011, Strehler was promoted to chief human resources officer in 2013. In her time at Rehmann, Strehler has positioned the human resource team to be fully engaged in all aspects of the firm. She is passionate about the development, growth and success of all leaders and associates across the organization – and is quick to point out that any personal success she has achieved is a direct result of the efforts of the entire team.

“In addition to having a strategic vision for our culture, Katie is a trusted advisor to the Rehmann team through her approachable and transparent style,” said Kwaiser.
Strehler earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and her master’s degree from Wayne State University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management’s Detroit and national chapters. Previously, Strehler served on the board for the Detroit chapter of the Association for Talent Development. She is also an active member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and St. Peter Lutheran Macomb.

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

Rehmann earns ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Accounting™ award for client service excellence

TROY, Mich., March 19, 2019 – Rehmann announced today that it has won ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting™ Award for providing superior service.

Best of Accounting Award winners have proven themselves as industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. On average, clients of 2019 Best of Accounting winners are 1.9 times more likely to be entirely satisfied than those who work with non-winning firms. Rehmann received a Net Promotor Score (NPS) of 75, significantly higher than the profession’s average of 24. (NPS scores can range from -100 to +100.)

“Our clients told us that we understand them and their needs. In fact, that was the number one reason that they said they would refer us to friends,” said Mitch Reno, director of client experience. “We are proud that our service teams create better experiences by listening and collaborating well.”

NPS is a measure of a customers’ likelihood to refer to a friend or colleague. Measured on a 10-point scale, company and brand “promoters” (customers giving a nine or 10 score) are subtracted from “detractors” (those giving a score of six or below).

Rehmann received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 81 percent of their clients, higher than the industry’s average of 45 percent in 2019.

“The client experience is one of the most powerful ways that accounting firms can set themselves apart from the competition,” said ClearlyRated’s CEO Eric Gregg. “2019 Best of Accounting winners have demonstrated their commitment to client service, investing in a survey and feedback program that brings transparency to the client experience at their firm. I’m thrilled to showcase these service leaders alongside their validated client ratings and testimonials on ClearlyRated.com!”

About Best of Accounting™

Best of Accounting recognizes accounting firms that have demonstrated exceptional service quality based exclusively on ratings provided by their clients. The award program provides statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks for the accounting industry, revealing which firms deliver the highest quality of service to their clients. Winners are featured on ClearlyRated.com – an online business directory that helps buyers of professional services find service leaders and vet prospective firms – based exclusively on validated client ratings and testimonials.

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 ClearlyRated

Rooted in satisfaction research for professional service firms, ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) utilizes a Net Promoter Score survey program to help accounting firms measure the client experience, build online reputation, and differentiate on service quality. Learn more at ClearlyRated.com/Solutions

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

Rehmann expands HR solutions by joining forces with QuadWest

TROY, Mich., March 5, 2019 – Rehmann announced today that it has joined forces with Troy-based QuadWest Associates, LLC, effective March 1, 2019. This blend creates great value as it provides clients access to a broader suite of human resources (HR) solutions.

“We’re thrilled to find like-minded industry experts to help the Rehmann team continue its trajectory of growth and innovation,” said Rehmann CEO, Randy Rupp. “This is a win-win for both firms as we are poised now, more than ever before, to provide the services that our clients need to succeed.”

Founded in 2004, QuadWest provides a host of HR services, including HR outsourcing, employee relations, policy development, risk management and strategic planning. That portfolio is set to grow notably with Rehmann’s own accounting and specialty services added to the mix, as well as its traditional accounting services, wealth management, technology solutions and specialized consulting offerings.

“This alliance expands our ability to deliver value across a full spectrum of business solutions,” said Susan West, QuadWest president. “QuadWest and Rehmann have a shared strategic vision and we believe that integrating our firms will allow us to better serve our clients.”

QuadWest associates will join Rehmann’s Troy office at 1500 W. Big Beaver Rd., 2nd Floor, Troy, Michigan. 48084.

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