RSM hires Alex Foster as Partner and Maya Panova as Associate Director

25 November 2016 2 min. read
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RSM has made two hires to its UK-based team. Alex Foster, formerly at EY, joins the firm’s Guildford office as a Partner in its Tax practice, while Maya Panova, formerly at Crowe Clark Whitehill, joins the firm’s Reading office as an Associate Director in Transaction Services.

Prior to joining RSM, Alex Foster was a Director at EY, where, from 2014, she provided Private Client tax support. Previously, for a stint of less than a year, she worked at RBC as a Senior Tax Manager. From 2004 until 2013 she worked at Deloitte, as a Senior Manager in the firm’s Tax business line, following eight years at KPMG where she rose to the position of Manager in the firm’s Tax segment.

The appointment sees Foster become a tax Partner in RSM’s Guildford office. She brings more than 17 years of experience in the private client industry to the firm – including specialisation in High Net Worth individuals both for UK residents and non-UK domiciliaries, and their offshore structures.

Gary Heynes, RSM Head of Private Client says that he is “delighted” that Foster has join RSM, adding that she provides a “significant” addition to the firm’s private client partner group. “Her experience makes her a great addition to our private client offering in the south of England and within the wider UK firm,” he remarks.

Alex Foster and Maya Panova, RSM

Prior to joining RSM, Maya Panova worked at Crowe Clark Whitehill as an Associate Director for almost two years, covering corporate finance, financial modelling and valuations. Previously she worked at EY as a Manager in the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services arm and as a State Expert for the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance. Earlier in her career Panova worked at Maxwell Stamp as an International Transaction Expert for two years; at EY as a Senior Executive for almost two years; at Hurst Morrison Thomson Corporate Finance for more than four years as Auditor and Corporate Finance Manager; and as a Junior Consultant at Deloitte, where she started her career in 1997.

Panova holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management from the University of West London and is an Associate Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Panova joins RSM as an Associate Director in the firm’s Reading office. She is tasked with providing corporate finance transaction support to a range of the firm’s clients, with particular expertise in technology, engineering and business services.

Rebecca Guerin, a Corporate Finance partner at RSM, says that the firm is “delighted” to welcome Panova to the firm. “She brings with her significant global experience in transaction support and her skill set will be invaluable to our client base across Reading and the wider southern region,” Guerin comments.