UHY Advisors, Inc. (“UHY Advisors”), one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, announces the appointment of five new managing directors: Brad Baer, Harold Mohn, Robert Scope, Mehmet Sengulen and Aaron Witalec. Scope and Witalec are both from the Michigan practice.
“We are excited to announce the newest class of managing directors. They all bring unique skills and experiences to lead our professionals in providing outstanding client service of the highest quality,” said Mr. Anthony Frabotta, UHY Advisors’ chief executive officer and chairman of the board.
Richard David, chief operating officer of UHY Advisors, adds, “Increasing demand from our dynamic clients drove the need for additional leaders within our firm. By increasing our ranks of managing directors, we can bring added resources to our current and prospective clients.”
Robert Scope is a managing director of UHY Advisors MI, Inc., partner of UHY LLP and co-leader of the firm’s national audit practices committee. He specializes in attest services and has extensive experience with business combinations and purchase price allocations. Mr. Scope assists with the firm’s internal quality inspections and peer reviews. He has developed and instructed programs for both local and national audit training. Mr. Scope is regularly called upon to speak at professional education events and is a member of the MICPA Employee Benefits Task Force Committee. He received his B.A. in Accounting from Oakland University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Michigan. Mr. Scope has been with the firm and its predecessors since 1994.
Aaron Witalec is a Michigan-based managing director of UHY Advisors Corporate Finance, LLC. He specializes in sell-side investment banking and buy-side advisory services for strategic and private equity clients engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, carve-outs, private capital raising and venture capital. Mr. Witalec has over 14 years of investment banking and transaction services experience and has advised on more than 200 domestic and cross-border transactions ranging in value from $25 million to $2 billion across a broad range of industries. In 2015, he consulted on “Deal of the Year” as named by Crain's Detroit Business in cooperation with the Detroit chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Mr. Witalec is a University of Michigan-Dearborn alumni and received B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics, as well as M.S. degrees in Accounting, Finance and Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed CPA and in the state of Michigan and holds Series 7, 79, 63 and 24 licenses.
Additionally, UHY Advisors’ Michigan practice announced the promotions of 51 employees, including four new principals: Kathy Crockett, Don Felmlee, Chad Kime and Jenna Lamb.
The firm’s Michigan practice is the fifth largest accounting firm in southeast Michigan with over 330 employees and has the largest accounting firm presence in Macomb County.