We are very excited to announce that Gary Wallace, CPA has been named the firm’s new Managing Partner effective January 1, 2019. Gary has over 30 years of accounting experience both in the private and public sectors and most recently served as the Tax Department Leader for Keiter. He is succeeding L. Michael Gracik, Jr., who has served as Managing Partner of Keiter since 2014.
In his new role, Gary will oversee Keiter’s strategic direction, providing leadership on firm matters. He will also continue serving as a partner in the firm’s tax practice. Gary will be very involved in the firm’s marketing and business development opportunities and remain engaged in community development and support. Among Mr. Wallace’s priorities as Managing Partner will be a continuation and expansion of the firm’s support and commitment to the local Richmond, Virginia community.
Prior to joining Keiter in 2010, Gary was the Chief Financial Officer for The Riverstone Group, LLC and CCA Industries, Inc. He acquired significant public accounting experience, as Tax Partner with the Richmond office of KPMG. In his over 20 years at KPMG, Gary was tax advisor to publicly and privately held business clients and individuals, principally in the retailing, distribution, real estate and financial services sectors.
In addition to Gary's position, Keiter announces that Mike Gracik will become a Director with the firm. In this new role, he will provide clients with tax advisory and succession planning consulting.
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Keiter was founded in 1978 and provides a full range of financial services to businesses and their owners. The Keiter team is always focused on providing fresh insights and creating new opportunities to help businesses grow. The Firm has over 160 employees in its Richmond office and is the third largest accounting firm in Richmond with 81 CPAs. Keiter has developed specialized expertise in serving the real estate, construction, manufacturing, and financial services industries, as well as nonprofit entities.