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Baker Tilly names OC and San Diego managing partner

Thomas Bennett will be tasked with providing leadership, management, and strategic direction for both the group’s Orange County and San Diego markets

Biker Tilly US has announced the appointment of Thomas Bennett as managing partner at the firm’s Orange County and San Diego operations.

In the role, Bennett will be tasked with providing leadership, management, and strategic direction, while having responsibility for client service delivery, business development, talent recruitment, and retention and profitability.

Effective June 1, he will continue to provide audit and assurance services to mid-market firms across the technology, manufacturing, and life science industries.

Steve Milner, managing partner of the Western US at Baker Tilly, said that Bennett’s “exceptional blend of technical know-how and business development skills” made him stand out as the “right leader at the right time”.

Bennett joined Baker Tilly in 2020 through the group’s takeover of accounting and advisory firm Squar Milner.

In taking up the roles, he will replace Milner, who is leading the Western US market, and Michael Green, who will now head up the firm’s life sciences practice.

Bennett said: “Having spent my entire career in Southern California, I’m honored to lead our professionals in these markets as we help our clients navigate today’s challenges and prepare for what’s next.”

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