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April 30, 2008

Grant Thornton US establishes advisory services practice

Grant Thornton US has consolidated all of its advisory service lines into a single practice. The advisory services practice is comprised of 800 professionals and will offer services in governance, risk and compliance; information technology; forensics, investigations and litigation; transaction advice; due diligence; corporate advisory, restructuring and valuation; and business strategy and performance improvement.

The firm has appointed Greg Pitzer and Larry Redler as co-national managing principal and partner respectively.

Grant Thornton chief executive officer Ed Nusbaum commented that the new leadership team should strengthen the firm’s ability to “provide innovative, customised solutions to organisations throughout their life cycle”.

“Our clients expect us to deliver the right resources and the right services without being constrained by internal silos or geography,” he said.

Pitzer has been Grant Thornton’s national managing principal for the business advisory services since 2002. This practice provided risk management, information technology, operational and strategic services.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Pitzer worked at Arthur Andersen for 12 years. He is a graduate of Central State University in Oklahoma City and is a certified regulatory compliance manager and a certified information systems auditor.

Redler joined Grant Thornton in 1980 and served as the firm’s economic advisory services national managing partner, responsible for overseeing forensics technology, investigations, litigation, valuation and corporate advisory and restructuring services.

Grant Thornton said Redler has experience in forensic accounting, expert witness testimony and other litigation services. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and is a certified public accountant and a certified integrated resource manager of the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

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