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ROSEVILLE, CA, JANUARY 5, 2016: GALLINA LLP continues to expand as three senior managers are promoted to partner throughout the firm. The firm announces Byron DeStigter in Salt Lake City, UT, Ashley Kroyer in Walnut Creek, CA, and John Werlhof in Rancho Cordova, CA. as partners.

Their reputation for technical excellence and exceptional client satisfaction fit within GALLINA’s history of opening doors to our clients’ success. As one of the nation’s “Top 100 Firms” by Accounting Today, GALLINA provides deep industry expertise and team approach to client services that will ensure both the success of the new partners and the success of our clients for many years to come.

In addition to the three new partners announced this January, the firm welcomed new management team members in California. The firm announces John Menasce in San Jose, CA, Kasie Roark in San Jose, CA, and Alyssa White in Roseville, CA as Managers as well as over 30 new employees firm-wide demonstrating continued growth for GALLINA.

Byron DeStigter, CPA is a graduate from Dordt College in Iowa with a bachelor’s in accounting and business administration. For over 25 years, Byron has used his expertise to focus on helping business utilizing his hands on experience as a chief financial officer of a family-held construction contractor to trusted advisor at GALLINA. He frequently speaks at contractor education seminars focused on accounting, tax, and job costing for the construction industry.

“GALLINA has very talented professionals. I am excited to tap into GALLINA’s knowledge base and resources to continue providing world-class service to our clients in Utah” states Byron DeStigter.

Ashley Kroyer, CPA is a graduate from the University of Georgia with her bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in finance. She primarily serves construction industry related clients from general contractors to building owners, specialty trade contractors, and real estate developers. Ashley provides assurance, tax preparation and general consulting services to her clients.

“The caliber of clients that I work with at GALLINA is extraordinary. These companies are crucial to the Bay Area economy and infrastructure. I’m proud to be part of their team and support their growth as a partner at GALLINA” shares Ashley Kroyer.

John Werlhof, CPA is a graduate with a Masters of Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He is considered a thought leader and has published articles in “Corporate Taxation” and “Construction Accounting and Taxation.” For over ten years, he has provided tax planning and compliance services to privately held businesses, their owners, and other high-net-worth individuals. Additionally, he has a broad range of industry experience from real estate to technology.

“GALLINA is a good balance of being large enough to have the resources necessary to provide world-class service, yet small enough to provide the responsive, personalized service of a trusted advisor” states John Werlhof. He continues “I look forward to continuing to work with clients to grow their businesses and developing the next generation of CPAs.”

Byron, Ashley, and John are among a group of 53 partners at GALLINA LLP. In November 2015, the firm announced the addition of Bryan Rush to its Bellevue, Washington office. Bryan served as a Principal at Clark Nuber PS with a focus on the real estate industry as well as professional service organizations and high net worth individuals.



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