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Grant Thornton Hires Former GAO Official as Managing Director for Public Sector Assurance

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 31, 2016 — Grant Thornton has hired Dianne Guensberg, formerly assistant director of the financial management and assurance team at the Government Accountability Office, as managing director of its public sector assurance practice, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Guensberg, a certified public accountant, will oversee work with its …

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Bill Johnston Joins Grant Thornton as Advisory Managing Director; Rich LaFleur Comments

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Bill Johnston, a three-decade federal government industry veteran, has joined Grant Thornton as an advisory managing director. Johnston will be based at the company’s McLean, Virginia office and lead the firm’s government contracting industry practice, where he will support government vendors in contracting, accounting, compliance and regulatory matters, Grant Thornton said …

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Grant Thornton Names Vishal Chawla Managing Principal for Cyber Risk Advisory Services

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 1, 2016 — Grant Thornton has appointed Vishal Chawla, a former principal at Deloitte‘s risk advisory practice, as managing principal of its cyber risk advisory services unit, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Grant Thornton said Thursday Chawla will be based in Virginia and has previously worked at Oracle‘s …

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Grant Thornton Accredited as FedRAMP 3rd-Party Assessment Org

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 29, 2016 — Grant Thornton has received accreditation as a third-party assessment organization for the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation administered the 3PAO accreditation process, which enables Grant Thornton to help government …

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Roundup of 2015: A Year Defined by Deals Ends w/ One in Congress & more

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Roundup of 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson (This is the last edition of the Roundup for 2015. Thank you for your readership and participation, have a great Christmas & New Year’s and see you again in 2016.) $15 …

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Weekly Roundup Nov 9 – Nov 13 2015: BAE’s Decision Gives Some US Govt Services M&A Clarity & more

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Weekly Roundup Nov 9 – Nov 13 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson What will the U.S. government services market look like when we enter 2016 and who will be in it? We received some clarity to that question early Thursday morning …

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OMB Vet David Haun Joins Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector Practice

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David Haun, formerly deputy associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, has joined Grant Thornton as a director in the company’s global public sector practice. Haun was most recently responsible for OMB’s policies, programs and $150 billion in funding for various programs at the General Services Administration and …

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Weekly Roundup Sept 14 – Sept 18 2015: 2015 GovCon Award Nominations Are In, No Deal for ULA & more

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Weekly Roundup Sept 14 – Sept 18 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The list of this year’s Greater Washington Government Contractor Award finalists came out this week and the category of companies with more than $300 million in annual revenue …

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Grant Thornton Welcomes Addition to HR Leadership Team

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TYSONS CORNER, VA August 11, 2015 — Grant Thornton looked to strengthen its leadership team with three new appointments to its human resources and talent acquisition team, GovCon Executive reported Monday. Joe Tria joins the company’s people and culture department as chief officer for learning and leadership, Laura Sue D’Annunzio assumes …

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Grant Thornton Names Terrance Bilbo to Senior Leadership

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TYSONS CORNER, VA July 24, 2015 — Terrance Bilbo, Grant Thornton chief administrative officer, will officially become part of the company’s senior leadership team starting August, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. Bilbo, who has held the post since joining the company in 2014, oversees company operations in the areas of security, …

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