Silla’s addition will enhance capacity to grow AGP’s ESOP Practice and adds expertise in the area of financial reporting valuations.
Northeast Ohio (August 25, 2017)
Apple Growth Partners (AGP) is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Silla as Senior Manager of Business Valuation, a move that will help AGP continue to grow its services and better serve clients.
Silla, 37, spent 13 years valuing businesses, intangible assets and stock options at another regional accounting firm, where he specialized in valuations for financial reporting and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), among other purposes. Silla’s addition to the AGP team provides the firm with additional bandwidth to grow its National ESOP practice. Silla is also tasked with leading AGP’s financial reporting valuation service offering.
“Matt’s diverse background, including business valuations for ESOPs, financial reporting, succession planning, and transactions represents a significant addition to our already solid business valuation team,” says Jason Bogniard, director of the business valuation department and a shareholder in the firm. “In addition to adding needed capacity to allow our ESOP practice to grow, Matt’s expertise in financial reporting valuations is particularly noteworthy as this represents an emerging service offering for the firm. The positive attitude and client-focused work ethic Matt possesses is a natural fit with the core values of Apple Growth Partners.”
Silla’s addition marks another big step that fits in with AGP’s 2020 plan to double the size of the firm by adding services that will further benefit its clients, a plan that has led to the acquisition of two Northeast Ohio accounting firms in the past year. This process also involves the addition of new, younger talent to support future growth.
“I’m really excited to work with the Apple Growth Partners team as they continue to grow their ESOP practice,” Silla says. “I look forward to leading AGP’s financial reporting service and helping the Business Valuation and Litigations Support group continue to grow.”
About Apple Growth Partners
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 firm. AGP has more than 100 staff and offices in Akron, Beachwood, Cleveland and Kent and serves the Northeast Ohio market and beyond. AGP focuses on assisting privately held businesses and their families achieve healthy growth. AGP offers a full range of attest, tax planning and compliance, business valuation, litigation consulting and transactional advisory services. Through its strategic partnerships, Apple also provides financial planning, asset management solutions, ACA reporting compliance and third-party administration of retirement and health plans.