Weaver, the national CPA and advisory firm, has named Zeeshan Khan as leader of the group’s special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC) practice.
Currently acting as a partner, Khan joined Weaver in 2019 to expand the company’s footprint in Oklahoma City.
He provides the position with over 15 years of assurance experience, serving both the public and private sectors across a range of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, and retail.
Alyssa Martin, national strategy leader for large market and public entities at Weaver, said: “Zeeshan understands the pressures on SPACs and the intricacies that companies face when going public, which makes him the ideal person to spearhead Weaver’s SPAC initiatives moving forward.
“We are fortunate to have a team well-versed in the requirements for public companies so we can help clients meet the regulatory demands and investor expectations of the SPAC process.”
As leader of the SPAC practice, Khan will be responsible for growing its service area, in turn supporting clients with IPOs, preparing a company to go public, conducting financial statement audits and internal audits, and advising on de-SPAC activities.
He said: “There are many benefits and challenges with a SPAC, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak with clients across the country to determine if a SPAC or going public is the right decision for them.
“It’s also an honor to lead a practice that engages with each of the firm’s national strategy areas: public companies, private equity/middle markets and financial services.”