Plante Moran Elects 11 Partners in Southeast Michigan

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Valerie Grudunski // Courtesy of Plante Moran

Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting, tax, and consulting firms based in Southfield, has announced the election of 11 new partners in its southeast Michigan offices in Auburn Hills, Detroit, Macomb, and Southfield.

Jaime Eckels is a leader in the company’s wealth management group and provides holistic financial planning and investment advisory services to affluent individuals, families, and business owners.

Valerie Grudunski specializes in real estate tax related to planning and structuring concerns for partner and property transactions, historic tax credits, and other community development incentives.

Stan Hannah develops cost-effective benefit strategies, ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, and reduces the administrative burdens associated with health and welfare benefits.

Kris Ray is the technical leader of the firm’s not-for-profit practice and is responsible for the industry’s technical quality control, including developing and providing training for staff and clients.

John Samulak specializes in financial due diligence engagements for private equity groups, their portfolio companies, and middle-market companies that seek to strategically expand their business.

Tim St. Andrew is responsible for providing audit, tax, and consulting services to municipalities and the construction industry. His clients include cities, counties, special-purpose governments, and more.

Randy Surratt is a member of the firm’s southeast Michigan manufacturing and distribution practice leadership team, where he provides auditing, tax, and financial reporting consulting services to private equity-owned and owner-managed manufacturing and distribution companies.

Jonathon Trionfi is an employee benefits specialist with a focus in health care consulting and helps develop effective benefits strategies that address cost, compliance, and administration.

Colleen Wellman performs and supervises accounting, audit, and consulting engagements for credit unions, banks, and mortgage companies. Her experience spans internal and external audits, purchase accounting, mortgage banking activities, and internal control risk assessments and testing.

Craig Zampa is a leader in the firm’s IT management consulting team, where he assists commercial industry client with enterprise technology solutions to improve their operations as well as serving private equity and strategic investors with the IT merger and acquisition lifecycle services.