CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Crowe Horwath LLP's continued national expansion efforts, the firm is welcoming the talent of Sacramento-based NewPoint Group, a consulting firm serving state and local government clients in California. Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S. NewPoint's seven professionals, including its two founders, join Crowe effective today.
Established in 1995 by James A. Gibson and Edward R. Kaempf, NewPoint has developed strong relationships with various California state and local government agencies by providing a broad range of management services, including strategic planning, program evaluation and development, environmental consulting projects, process improvement and innovation, cost allocation and rate setting and information technology feasibility analyses. Combined, NewPoint's professionals have more than 125 years of California government consulting experience. Gibson and Kaempf will be directors at Crowe.
Crowe first expanded into Northern California in 2011 when Perry-Smith LLP personnel joined the firm, establishing a presence in Sacramento and San Francisco, with more than 100 professionals.
"Joining Crowe is the culmination of the more than 10 years we've spent working with Bob Perry-Smith and his team on large government projects," said Jim Gibson, formerly of NewPoint. "We're looking forward to continuing that excellent relationship and working with other consultants at Crowe."
"Our goal is always to provide an exceptional client experience and with NewPoint personnel joining our team, we're able to enhance the depth of the government consulting services we can offer," said Chuck Allen, Crowe's chief executive officer. "NewPoint is known for its extensive California qualifications and experience and we are pleased to welcome them to Crowe."
About NewPoint Group
NewPoint Group is a public sector management consulting firm providing a broad range of professional services to government clients at the local, state, federal and international levels. NewPoint Group specializes in taking public sector clients from strategy, through performance improvement and information technology solutions, to implementation and finally through change management and performance metrics.
About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private companies, while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,600 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.
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