PwC New 2017 Partners

PwC has named their 2017 New PwC partner class. They announced their new partner class during the first week of June. The breakdown by line of service is as follows

Advisory – 60

Assurance – 74

IFS – 1

Tax – 77

This makes for a total of 212 New PwC Partners for the 2017 partner class. This is not a record breaking amount of partners for PwC in the United States. The 2016 PwC Partner Class was the largest partner class ever with 226 partners making that list.

Diversity Matters

PwC has not released the diversity stats for this class yet, so make sure to stay tuned for the official diversity stats when those come out. The diversity numbers are extremely important to the big 4 to combat the view that they only promote seasoned white males to the title of partner.

Last year’s diversity numbers were that 44% of the class was nonwhite males.

Least year we also wrote about how PwC did not promote many older individuals to partner. It seems like a lot more of this years class are older individuals. This might be in reaction to PwC’s recent struggles with ageism.

The Numbers

Prior classes of PwC partners were as follows

2015 – 201 partners

2014 – 180 partners

2013 – 165 partners

Line of Service2017 Partners2016 PartnersChangePercentage Change

As you can see there was a pattern back in the old days at PwC. There was partner growth of around 12 – 15 % which paralleled the PwC revenue growth in prior years. As you might remember, PwC’s 2016 Revenue numbers were not the best as compared to other firms. If we read into these numbers, it might be safe to say that firm revenue might be down this year. If it is directly correlated, then we can expect a 6% decrease in revenue for PwC this year.

The only line of service that saw in increase in the growth of partners was tax. Tax saw an increase of almost 9% in partners for the year. Could this be PwC ramping up for tax reform? Or could this be because of PwC acquiring GE’s tax department and the work required there?

The full list of PwC 2017 Partners is below.

Tim AbrahamsAdvisory
Valentina AfanasiiTax
Amy AltmanAssurance
Gabe AndreescuAdvisory
Benjamin BaconTax
Ben BahrenburgTax
Arun BanerjeeTax
Kevin BasdenAssurance
Sol BasilyanTax
Chris BassoTax
John BeasleyAssurance
Tony BeckmanTax
Scott BehrensAdvisory
Joel BencosmeTax
Jonathan BergesonAssurance
Rob BlackTax
Dwight BlackmanTax
Vinod BonthalaAdvisory
Penny BoswellAdvisory
Jimmy BoyleAdvisory
Dries BredenkampAdvisory
Karen Brennan-HoltonAdvisory
John BrierleyTax
Husam BrohiAssurance
Jacob BuchananAssurance
David BuschkoTax
Diana ButlerTax
Erich ButtersAdvisory
Stephen BybeeTax
Jen CainAssurance
Rich CaravielloAssurance
Jennifer CarboneyTax
Kim CarlsonTax
Dan ChavezAssurance
Todd CheslaTax
Thomas ClougherTax
Dave CollardAssurance
Blake CooperAdvisory
Kyle CorkeryAssurance
Colleen CrowleyAssurance
Scott M. CurranAdvisory
Kevin DalyTax
Jen DarlingTax
Adam DavisAssurance
Dirk De GrootTax
Stephen DeemAssurance
Tony DeGanceAssurance
Devesh DesaiAdvisory
Amit DhirAdvisory
Geoffrey DworkinAdvisory
Jim EbelAdvisory
PJ EnglertAssurance
Eric FarnkoffAssurance
Marie FarrarTax
Shawn FeltTax
Angela FergasonAssurance
Laura FerineTax
Mark FriedmanAdvisory
Jeffrey GallottaAssurance
Brian GeigerAssurance
Jennifer B. GeorgeTax
Faisal GhadiallyAdvisory
Christopher B. GilbertTax
Stacy GlissonAdvisory
Dan GoerlichAssurance
Robert GoodsellAssurance
Sandy GoslingAdvisory
Jayshree GovenderAssurance
Jeff GreenbergAdvisory
Andrea GreeneAssurance
Hillary GriffinTax
Tim GruningerAssurance
Amy GuillsAssurance
Kara HammondAssurance
Carla HarrisAssurance
Jamie HarveyTax
Shin HonmaAdvisory
Michael HorvathAdvisory
Michelle L. HottensteinTax
Elizabeth HoweIFS
Dave HughesTax
Rachel HutchinsonAssurance
Wendy JacksonAssurance
Reza JenabAdvisory
Jennifer JensenTax
Katie KarchTax
Mir KashifuddinAdvisory
Joe KatchpoleAssurance
Justin KeaneAdvisory
Chris KidoAdvisory
Jake KimballTax
Chris KingAssurance
David KornTax
Todd KoselAssurance
Michael KovacevicTax
Jason KrentzTax
Mike KuhnAssurance
Tim KurodaAdvisory
Elisa KwongTax
Erin LaberAssurance
Nitin LalwaniAdvisory
Amandeep LambaAssurance
Rafael LanderAdvisory
Emily LiuAssurance
Jonothan LiuAssurance
Brian LongAssurance
Mike LongacreAdvisory
Jeanna LubozynskiAssurance
Manuela LutzeTax
Davin MacKenzieTax
Abraham Maldonado ZentenoAssurance
Jason MalinowskiTax