Point B adds healthcare advisor David Derr to Property practice

29 July 2016 Consultancy.uk

Point B has added 40 year healthcare veteran David Derr as Principal to the firm’s Property Development business. The addition bolsters the firm's capabilities in property development as it expands its business further into the healthcare space within the US market.

Prior to joining Point B, David Derr was Partner at HealthcareFusion. Derr started the company in 2013, and has since busied himself with the implementation of LEAN process improvement techniques to the field of healthcare. Concurrently, Derr worked as a Principal at Shepley Bulfinch (Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott), where he focused on building the firm’s Southwest healthcare practice. Previously, Derr worked at Odell Associates as a Principal from 2011 to 2013; at Ellerbe Becket as a Principal from 1999 until 2011; and at HDR as a Principal from 1994 until 1998.

Derr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Architecture, Government from Ohio University.

David Derr - PointB

Derr joins Point B’s Property Development business as a Principal. In the role, Derr will be responsible for leading a range of initiatives for the firm as it expands its property development business into the Healthcare space. The work will see Derr tasked with, among others, the integration of the firm’s Healthcare capabilities into the Property Development business and its continued growth. In April the US-based consultancy also added Maureen Waters as a Principal to the unit – she joined form Bill Gates Investments.

Matt Hargis, Point B Property Development Founder and Managing Director, says, “David brings 40 years of programming, planning and design experience to our team. His commitment to innovation and patient-centred Healthcare design will help Point B deliver the right solution at the right time for our Property Development clients in the Healthcare industry.”

Last month PointB promoted Sicely Donaldson to the role of Practice Director of its Portland, Oregon, office.


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.