Up in Wisconsin
Wisconsin-based Schenck is the 46th-largest CPA firm in the U.S.
by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2012 rankings.
Schenck provides a wide variety of services, from accounting and
M&A advisory to business valuations and litigation support.
Industry focus groups include transportation, retail, financial
institutions, small businesses, government, nonprofit agencies,
health care, manufacturing, agriculture and dairy, and real estate
and construction. Schenck, formerly known as Schenck Business
Solutions, began in 1930 as a sole proprietorship run by Willard
Schenck. In 1964, Schenck agreed to form a partnership with fellow
CPAs Vincent Derscheid, Quentin Kuenzli, and Dan Sturtevant. In
1972, the firm was renamed Schenck, Derscheid, Kuenzli, Sturtevant
& Johnson. Schenck expanded during the next few decades, mostly
through strategic mergers and acquisitions with fellow Wisconsin
firms. In late 2007, Schenck bought Clifton Gunderson's Green Bay
practice, and in 2009, the firm shortened its moniker from Schenck
Business Solutions to the simpler Schenck. Today, Schenck is an
independent member of AGN International, a worldwide network of
approximately 200 accounting and consulting firms in about 90
countries. Schenck employs more than 500 people, including
approximately 60 partners.