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alliantgroup and Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Host Cybersecurity and Technology Forum
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and alliantgroup Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology Tom Ridge, as well as former government officials, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors from across the country, gathered for alliantgroup’s Cybersecurity and Technology Forum in Washington, D.C.—an exclusive event created for the benefit of the firm’s clients and CPA and industry partners.
During the forum, Ridge was joined by former U.S. Congressman and alliantgroup Senior Vice President Rick Lazio as well as other policy experts for an open town hall style session on the growing number of cyber threats facing both the public and private sectors. Highlighting high profile events such as Russian hacking during the 2016 elections to cybersecurity breaches at Under Armour and Equifax to the recent ransomware attack on the city of […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Sponsor National Robotics League National Championship and Innovation Award
HOUSTON, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce its sponsorship of the National Robotics League (NRL) national competition and of the NRL Innovation Award for the upcoming school year. The firm’s sponsorship of both the competition and the new award program is the latest in a long line of ongoing initiatives related to promoting primary and secondary STEM education.
Statistics show that the U.S. is currently suffering from a major shortage of technical, STEM-based talent entering the workforce. If this trend continues, it will have dire consequences for the U.S., affecting everything from worker productivity and wages to American competitiveness and economic growth. As such, alliantgroup has made the promotion of STEM education the primary focus of its corporate philanthropy initiatives, with the firm sponsoring various endeavors designed to spark interest in STEM at an earlier age and to encourage students to pursue secondary STEM degrees and […]
HOUSTON, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of John Higginbotham, Chairman and CEO of Blue Ridge Networks, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Higginbotham brings over 30 years of experience as an executive for multiple technology companies and remains well-versed in the latest technology and cybersecurity trends.
In his new consultative role with the firm, Higginbotham will leverage his deep knowledge of cyber-based threats and vulnerabilities for the benefit of small and large businesses as well as offer his insight on how companies can best ensure their confidential data remains secure. Additionally, Higginbotham will provide strategic guidance to the firm as it expands its outreach to the cybersecurity and technology industries on the various tax credits and incentives available for their benefit. Along with the recent addition of former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge as alliantgroup’s Chairman of […]
HOUSTON, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup Director and Former Alabama Governor Bob Riley addressed students at the University of Alabama’s Ferguson Center yesterday on the topic of leadership and civic engagement. During his keynote address given to over 250 people, Riley (a University of Alabama alum) discussed his time at the university and how his personal experiences there ultimately shaped his career as a leader in public life.
During his address, Riley emphasized the hard lessons that he learned regarding the importance of leadership while attending the university and encouraged those in attendance to pursue their passions and be leaders as they begin their respective careers. Whether it be running a business or a life devoted to public service, Riley encouraged those in attendance to always lead and to choose careers that will make a real difference in improving the world around them and in supporting […]
Tirelli is the former Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Italy and former Vice Chairman of Deloitte US. Tirelli brings to alliantgroup over 30 years of financial and business experience from the “Big 4” accounting firm.
In his new position as Vice Chairman, Tirelli will not only play an important role in advising alliantgroup’s executive management team on strategic and client service initiatives, but he will also be an invaluable resource to alliantgroup’s CPA and industry partners – advising them on issues such as talent acquisition, talent development and retention, leadership, succession planning and revenue growth strategies.
“It gives me great pride to be joining such a prestigious and innovative organization,” said […]
CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes James Mendelssohn to alliantgroup and ForrestBrown’s Strategic Advisory Board
HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup and ForrestBrown (alliantgroup’s recently acquired U.K. office) are proud to announce the addition of James Mendelssohn, former Chair and CEO of the MSI Global Alliance, to the firm’s strategic advisory board. A longtime executive for a worldwide association of law and accounting firms, Mendelssohn brings to the board multiple decades of experience in international business management and consulting. In his new role with alliantgroup and ForrestBrown, Mendelssohn will be advising both organizations on how to expand their presence within the U.K. Specifically, Mendelssohn will offer his counsel on long-term strategic growth initiatives as well as on how to foster new business partnerships.
“It is an absolute honour to be joining this distinguished board of professionals,” said Mendelssohn. “During my tenure with MSI Global, alliantgroup was a key partner for our association. I have always held their firm in high regard and I have […]
Leading U.S. Tax Consultancy Expands Internationally with U.K. Acquisition
HOUSTON, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup today announced that it has acquired ForrestBrown, the only chartered tax advisory (CTA) firm specializing exclusively in research and development (R&D) tax credits in the United Kingdom. The acquisition of the firm complements alliantgroup’s expertise as the largest provider of federal and state tax incentives in the United States.
“We are proud of our passion and commitment to job creation and support for innovation,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “Combining ForrestBrown with alliantgroup is a great step towards further promoting innovation, job growth, and STEM education. We are excited about the value-add this brings for alliantgroup’s U.S. clients with a U.K. presence and vice versa.”
With this acquisition, ForrestBrown becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of alliantgroup. The ForrestBrown brand, all 63 employees and growing U.K. headquarters will be retained. Over the past five years, […]
Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology
HOUSTON, TX (March 21, 2018) – alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Tom Ridge to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology. Serving as the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005 and as the former Governor of Pennsylvania, Gov. Ridge brings to the firm his wealth of experience as a public servant and his extensive expertise on a range of policy issues such as cybersecurity, technology, education and economic development.
As alliantgroup’s new Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology, Gov. Ridge will leverage his knowledge of cybersecurity issues for the benefit of tech-based clients as well as to guide the firm’s outreach on the various tax credits and incentives available for the benefit of cybersecurity and technology companies.
“From his time […]
alliantgroup’s Rick Lazio Addresses the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee on Section 179D
HOUSTON, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rick Lazio, alliantgroup’s Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman from New York, testified before the House Ways and Means’ Tax Policy Subcommittee regarding expired tax provisions, including the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (Section 179D).
During the hearing, Lazio highlighted why the deduction was not only sound energy policy, but a vital incentive to the designers, engineers and contractors that help drive the American economy. Under Section 179D, building owners who make energy efficient improvements to a building’s envelope, lighting and/or HVAC system are eligible to receive an up to $1.80 per square foot tax deduction.
“Encouraging energy efficient building significantly supports the policy goals of Congress of energy independence and energy efficiency for our nation, while at the same time reducing costs for both businesses and taxpayers,” said Lazio. “Incentivizing the design of […]
HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been named an Affinity Partner by the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). The newly announced partnership further expands alliantgroup’s affiliation with PMPA and will allow the firm to better serve PMPA members in identifying the government-sponsored tax incentives designed expressly for the benefit of the manufacturing industry. To date, alliantgroup has helped PMPA members identify $8.5 million in federal and state tax incentives.
“We are delighted to name alliantgroup an Affinity Partner of PMPA,” said Bernie Nagle, Executive Director of PMPA. “Our organization’s main mission is to ensure our members are able to adapt and thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. By identifying and making companies aware of the various incentives designed for their benefit, alliantgroup can be a valuable resource for our members.”
PMPA is the leading association representing the precision machined products […]