Apple Growth Partners

Apple Growth Partners Proudly Announces Advancements and New Hires

Akron, Ohio (August 6, 2018) – For more than 75 years, the dedicated employees of Apple Growth Partners (AGP) have helped countless local businesses in Northeast Ohio grow their value through our accounting, tax, consulting and business valuation services. In July 2018, a record number of employees advanced in their AGP career due to their commitment to our clients.

We are proud to announce the well-deserved promotions for the following employees:

Audit Department:

  • Chris Klaiber, senior manager
  • Krista Steedly, supervisor
  • Missy Rayburn, senior associate

Tax Department:

  • Mark Lapikas, principal
  • Ross Nisly, manager
  • Adam Pearce, manager
  • Eric Street, manager
  • Kristian Doty, manager
  • Christine Waltjen, manager
  • Kristy Angerstien, supervisor
  • Toby Kaye, supervisor
  • Janet Banks, senior associate
  • Hannah Clark, senior associate

Business Valuation Department:

  • Bethany Dria, senior associate

“Promoting more than a dozen of our employees in one year truly confirms the wealth of talent within our firm,” states Chuck Mullen, chairman. “With dedicated team members in our three departments, tax, audit, and business valuation, AGP is poised for significant growth within Northeast Ohio.”

In addition to internal advancements, AGP welcomed five new employees among the tax, audit and operations team:

  • Michael Fink – supervisor, tax
  • Brandon Fredericks – senior manager, audit
  • Justin Johnson – associate, audit
  • Carla Minton – administrative accounting clerk
  • Brittany White – director of practice growth/marketing

“Strengthening our operations team helps us support our mission toward growing local businesses,” Erin McCafferty, director of operations, says. “With more than 100 employees in five office locations, we’re now able to execute our firm’s 2020 vision plan.”

Celebrating our 75th anniversary, Apple Growth Partners was founded in 1943 and continues to uphold its mission to provide services and creative solutions that deliver healthy, sustainable growth for its clients and the community. AGP opened a fifth office earlier this year in Canton, expanding existing services with offices in Akron, Beachwood, Cleveland, and Kent. AGP offers a full range of services including tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting and transactional advisory services. Through its strategic partnerships, AGP also provides financial planning, asset management solutions, ACA reporting compliance and third-party administration of retirement and health plans. Contact us for more information on how AGP can benefit your business.