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Katz, Sapper & Miller and Krouse, Kern & Co., Inc. Announce Merger

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Fort Wayne, Ind. - Long-time Fort Wayne-based Krouse, Kern & Co., Inc. and Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM), one of the nation’s top public accounting and consulting firms, with offices in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and New York, today announced their merger, to be effective Dec. 1, 2015. Together, the firms boast more than a century of providing tax, accounting and business 
consulting expertise to a wide range of clients in a variety of industries.

“Providing quality professional services for our entrepreneurial clients has always been the hallmark of our reputation in northeast Indiana,” said Krouse, Kern & Co. President Richard Krouse. “With this merger, our clients will have access to expanded resources and expertise provided by the KSM network of professionals.”

The merged firm will be called Katz, Sapper & Miller and will be located at the current Krouse, Kern & Co. offices at 6509 Mutual Drive.

“This is an ideal partnership,” added KSM Managing Partner David Resnick. “Like us, Krouse, Kern & Co. has provided unmatched service to middle-market, family-owned businesses with integrity and excellence. Their 65 years of service in the Fort Wayne market will complement the depth and breadth of resources that KSM offers.”

Krouse, Kern & Co. was founded in 1950 and is one of the longest-standing Fort Wayne-based accounting firms. The firm’s professionals have served the Fort Wayne community in various capacities as board members and volunteers with multiple local and regional organizations.

KSM has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for 10 consecutive years by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The firm was also named one of 50 firms among the Best of the Best by INSIDE Public Accounting for its superior management and operational performance. 

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About Katz, Sapper & Miller
As one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, Katz, Sapper & Miller (ksmcpa.com) has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and consulting services. Founded in 1942, the firm has approximately 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, with additional offices in New York City and Fort Wayne, IN. Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, a global association of independent accounting firms.

About Krouse, Kern & Co., Inc.
Krouse, Kern & Co., Inc. is a public accounting firm that has been providing services to northeast Indiana for more than 60 years. The firm is committed to maintaining close relationships with clients to ensure personalized, accurate and timely service. Its goal is to routinely exceed the expectations of its individual and business clients. For more information, visit www.krousekern.com.

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Katz, Sapper & Miller ‘Day of Service’ Benefits Jameson Camp

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More than 200 Katz, Sapper & Miller employees are volunteering a day of service at Jameson Camp today, the second consecutive year of service at the Indianapolis youth camp. The effort is part of the Indianapolis-based accounting firm’s annual day of community service, now in its seventh year.
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Katz, Sapper & Miller Recognized Among the 2015 “Best of the Best” Accounting Firms by INSIDE Public Accounting

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Indianapolis, Ind. – The certified public accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) Best of the Best Firms list for 2015.

Katz, Sapper & Miller was one of 50 firms (over $5 million in revenue) selected among hundreds of firms that participated in the publication’s 25th annual national survey and analysis of accounting firms, marking the 14th year that the firm has made the list. Firms are recognized on their superior management and operational performance, based on more than 70 IPA criteria.

“We are very proud to be recognized as one of the best-managed accounting firms in the nation,” said David Resnick, managing partner of Katz, Sapper & Miller. “This honor is a testament to the commitment of our firm's management and staff to our clients and to each other.”

This year’s “Best of the Best” firms range in size from $5.7 million to $496.5 million, and represent all regions of the country. Katz, Sapper & Miller is the only Indiana-based firm to receive this year’s recognition. According to IPA, these honorees demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance in any economy.

Kelly Platt, publisher of IPA, says the Best of the Best firms are a model for others to follow. “Best of the Best firms have vision. They commit to long-range planning and provide an environment in which their professionals thrive and their clients succeed.”

View the complete list of IPA’s 2015 “Best of the Best.”

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About Katz, Sapper & Miller
As one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, Katz, Sapper & Miller has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and business advisory services. Founded in 1942, the firm has nearly 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., with additional offices in Fort Wayne, Ind., and New York. Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, a global association of independent accounting firms. For more information, visit us at ksmcpa.com.

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Katie Culp Joins Katz, Sapper & Miller as President of KSM Location Advisors

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Indianapolis, Ind. (March 9, 2015) – Katie Culp, most recently of DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley), has been named president of KSM Location Advisors, part of the Katz, Sapper & Miller Network.

Culp, 38, has 16 years of economic development experience in 46 states. She has secured more than $300 million in economic incentives for 15 million-plus square feet of office and industrial space and has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small privately owned firms. 

In this newly created position, Culp will work with clients to make fully informed, data-driven location decisions and maximize local and state incentives packages. 

“Joining an established team like KSM Location Advisors will allow me to expand the suite of services I can offer clients, with the backing of Katz, Sapper & Miller, a top 100 CPA firm,” Culp said.

Culp, a graduate of Indiana University and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, began her career at the City of Indianapolis, becoming the Executive Director of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation in 2000. In 2003, she joined The Indy Partnership as Director of Economic Development, moving to Cassidy Turley the next year, where she served as the national leader of the Location Advisory and Incentives Practice.

Culp joins KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook, who heads up a 12-person team providing economic development and location advisory services to public and private companies across the United States. 

“Katie’s experience leading one of the top economic development practices in the country brings a breadth and depth to KSM Location Advisors that is both humbling and exciting,” Cook said. “KSM Location Advisors will instantly be able to utilize Katie’s multistate incentives and location advisory background to elevate the range and quality of services we provide to our clients.”

KSM Location Advisors is an economic development/location analysis company that provides negotiation of business incentives, assistance with site selection issues, and comparative analysis on competing sites. 

Culp begins her new role immediately.
 

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Katz, Sapper & Miller Welcomes New Staff

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Indianapolis, Ind. – The certified public accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller is pleased to announce the addition of the following new staff members:

Adam Cookerly, Audit and Assurance Services

Corey Klausing, Audit and Assurance Services

Sarah Lubben, Audit and Assurance Services

Greg Manning, Healthcare Resources Group

Grace McNulty, Real Estate Services

Jamie Pike, KSM Location Advisors

Dave Rottman, Real Estate Services

 Michael Sechuga, Tax Department

Brian Sherer, Business Advisory Group

Eric Swanson, Audit and Assurance Services

Theresa Tetrault, Business Advisory Group

Nathan Welty, Business Advisory Group

Amanda Williams, Business Advisory Group


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About Katz, Sapper & Miller
As one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, Katz, Sapper & Miller has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and consulting services. Founded in 1942, the firm has approximately 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. with additional offices in Fort Wayne, Ind. and New York. Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, a global association of independent accounting firms.


 

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Katz, Sapper & Miller Named a Best Place to Work in Indiana for Tenth Consecutive Year

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Best Places to Work in Indiana - Katz, Sapper & Miller

Indianapolis, Ind. – The certified public accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for the tenth consecutive year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The firm, also named a Hall of Fame Company, is only one of two companies that has made the Best Places to Work list all 10 years of the program’s existence.

“Being recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana is an honor we never take for granted,” said David Resnick, managing partner of Katz, Sapper & Miller. “Any firm is only as successful as the people that work there. We are fortunate to have a talented group of employees whose loyalty, collegiality and professionalism rank second to none.” 

The Best Places to Work program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Indiana. Companies are determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.

Actual rankings of the Best Places to Work in Indiana companies will be announced at a May 7 awards dinner at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. For more information regarding the Best Places to Work program, go to bestplacestoworkIN.com.

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About Katz, Sapper & Miller
As one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, Katz, Sapper & Miller has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and consulting services. Founded in 1942, the firm has approximately 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. with additional offices in Fort Wayne, Ind. and New York. Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, a global association of independent accounting firms. For more information, visit us at ksmcpa.com.

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John Martin Joins Katz, Sapper & Miller as Managing Director of Healthcare Consulting

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Indianapolis, Ind. – The certified public accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) is pleased to announce that John Martin has joined the firm as managing director of healthcare consulting in KSM’s Healthcare Resources Group.

In his role, Martin leads a team of healthcare consultants who provide a full range of financial, strategic and operational services to hospitals, health systems and physician groups.

“John brings decades of healthcare-industry expertise to the firm, having spent time as an executive and a consultant,” said David Charles, a partner in KSM’s Healthcare Resources Group. “He is a proven leader and a skilled executive strategist.”

During his 25-plus-year career, Martin served as chief executive officer of OrthoIndy and the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital – where he oversaw the opening of an award-winning, 42-bed and 10-operating room hospital facility – and Orthopaedics Indianapolis, the largest private, full-service orthopaedic practice in the Midwest. He also served as the founder and principal of Martin Healthcare Consulting.

Martin, who was selected by the Indianapolis Business Journal for inclusion in its “Forty Under 40” class of 2006, is involved in several industry organizations, including the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives, the Medical Group Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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About Katz, Sapper & Miller
As one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, Katz, Sapper & Miller has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and consulting services. Founded in 1942, the firm has approximately 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. with additional offices in Fort Wayne, Ind. and New York. Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, a global association of independent accounting firms. For more information, visit us at ksmcpa.com.

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Katz, Sapper & Miller Introduces New Partner and Directors

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Indianapolis, Ind. – The certified public accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its partner group, Mike North, and three new members to its director group, Ben Lyon, Aimee Reavling and Beth Scott.

NEW PARTNER

Mike North is a member of the firm's Audit and Assurance Services Department. Mike has extensive experience advising clients in accounting, financial reporting, auditing, compliance and internal control matters. Additionally, he provides due diligence and transaction advisory services to private equity and strategic clients. Mike serves on the firm's Transaction, Buy Here - Pay Here and Dealership Services Groups.
  

NEW DIRECTORS

 
Ben Lyon is a member of the firm’s Business Advisory Group. Ben advises clients in a variety of accounting, reporting and tax-related matters. He works in a variety of industries, and is a member of the firm’s Construction, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Transportation Services Groups. 
 
Aimee Reavling is a member of the firm's Tax Department. Aimee provides consulting services on a variety of technical tax matters, reviews tax returns and handles tax controversies. She has experience in individual taxation, gift and estate taxes and exempt entity taxation. Aimee also has experience with all types of tax entity taxation, including partnerships and S corporations.
 
Beth Scott is a member of the firm's Business Advisory and Veterinary Services Groups. Beth advises clients in accounting, tax and business matters, with extensive experience in tax planning, tax compliance, financial statement analysis, forecasts and projections, establishing accounting systems, and key performance indicator reports.
  

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About Katz, Sapper & Miller
As one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, Katz, Sapper & Miller has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and consulting services. Founded in 1942, the firm has approximately 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. with additional offices in Fort Wayne, Ind. and New York. Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, a global association of independent accounting firms.


 

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