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DGN announces four new team members + achievements on CVA exam

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN), northern Michigan’s largest locally owned, full-service public accounting firm, recently announced the hiring of four new staff members and achievements on Certified Valuation Analyst exam.

Kaleb Wyma, MBA has joined DGN as our Vice President of Operations. Kaleb brings a wide variety of experience, including various financial and accounting positions focusing on operations, strategic planning, and project management for high-growth entities. Kaleb is in the final stages of completing a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Walden University, with a specialization in organizational leadership and a dissertation focusing on enterprise risk management strategies for organizational sustainability. He is a graduate of the Davenport University Honors Program where he earned a Master of Business Administration as well as two Bachelor degrees with concentrations in finance and accounting.

Christian Belan, MSA has joined DGN as a Team Accountant. Christian brings experience performing various internships and volunteer positions. He has graduated with his Master of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Cum Laude from Adrian College.

Mac Corcoran has joined DGN Advisory as our Business Development/Marketing Director. He has performed website and data analytics, marketing, real estate and business research functions previously in Chicago and Traverse City. Mac studied Political Science at Michigan State University.

Dallas Worden has joined DGN Advisory into a Financial Analyst position with experience in business valuations, business consulting, and litigation. Dallas completed his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics with a Business Cognate emphasis from Michigan State University. Dallas has passed his Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) exam and is a candidate for certification.

Joe Barrientoz, MBA, a Financial Analyst at DGN Advisory, has passed his Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) exam and is a candidate for certification. He has more than seven years of experience in complex financial analysis, planning and management capacities in the gaming and hospitality industries. Joe holds a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Bachelors in Business Administration focusing in Finance both from Western Michigan University.
Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is northern Michigan’s largest, locally owned, full-service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, Michigan with nearly 50 experienced, highly trained staff dedicated to providing outstanding accounting, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals throughout the state and beyond. DGN's guiding principle is – Our clients’ success is our business.

The DGN team is led by several partners with broad expertise in public accounting and its many services:
•    Thomas E. Gartland, MBA, Founding Partner
•    Brad P. Niergarth, CPA
•    James G. Shumate, CPA, MST
•    Robert C. Thompson, CPA, CVA, MBA
•    Michael D. Shaw, CPA
•    Mary F. Krantz, CPA, CHBC
•    Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST
•    Heidi M. Wendel, CPA, CFE
•    Shelly A. Ashmore, CPA, MST
•    James M. Taylor, CPA, CFP®
•    Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM