We are pleased to announce that AKT has named three new partners, Brian Grant, John Lauseng and Dan Larson, effective January 2, 2014.
“These individuals are all leaders, have a strong business sense and they will help us continue our path for growth. We are excited to add talented individuals to our partnership,” states Steve Tatone, Managing Partner.
Brian K. Grant has over 30 years of experience working with public and private companies in manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, finance, and private equity investments. He is also skilled in the valuation and analysis of business, due diligence procedures, and has extensive experience in negotiating business transactions. Brian previously worked with a west coast regional CPA firm for eleven years, has been President and Chief Financial Officer of a venture/development fund, and the Chief Financial Officer of a group of telecommunications and technology companies.
John Lauseng has over 10 years of public accounting experience, spending the first portion of his career with a Big Four accounting firm. He works extensively with medium-sized privately held companies with an emphasis on manufacturing, professional services, technology, and retail. John’s expertise is helping businesses strengthen their financial reporting and internal controls to leverage their financial information to make the best business decisions. He was recently appointed to the Oregon State Board of Accountancy.
Dan Larson joined AKT in June 2010. With over 20 years of public accounting experience, he focuses on providing tax services to construction companies. He has deep expertise in tax accounting methods and tax credits for contractors. Larson often presents at construction industry organizations on issues effecting contractors. He has a Masters of Science in Accountancy with a focus in tax from San Diego State University.
AKT CPAs, Advisors and Consultants is ranked in the Top 100 Accounting Firms nationally, providing tax, accounting, and advisory and consulting services to businesses and individuals. We also work closely with business owners and individuals to manage their financial, wealth and tax planning strategies. The AKT Family of Companies is recognized as one of the Top 10 Best of the Best Accounting Firms by Inside Public Accounting, Best Places to Work, Healthiest Employer and CNBC’s Top 100 Wealth Management Firms nationally. Serving clients throughout the west from locations in Oregon, California and Alaska, AKT has industry expertise working with construction, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, telecommunications, food processing, agribusiness, a variety of privately held companies and individuals. Affiliates include AKT LLP, CPAs and Business Consultants, AKT Wealth Advisors LP, AKT Benefit Advisors LP, and AKT Retirement Plan Services LP.