Daily News: June 11, 2013

PwC US Announces Five New Partner Promotions

PwC US announced that five professionals from its Greater Houston office will be admitted into the firm’s partnership, effective July 1, 2013.

Anthony Caletka will be admitted as a principal in PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) Advisory practice. He has more than 23 years of experience working on major capital projects and is a Professional Engineer, specializing in improving capital efficiency.

Bryan Melvin will be admitted as a partner in the Private Company Services (PCS) Tax practice, focusing heavily on private equity. Melvin joined PwC in June 2000, and is a CPA.

Yana Storms will be admitted as an assurance partner focused on the energy industry. Yana is experienced in multiple facets of the energy sector with deep expertise in midstream and pipelines, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), and exploration and production (E&P). She is also a CPA.

Chad Tallant will be admitted as a partner in the financial services practice. Chad joined PwC in 2000, and has broad financial services experience, which enables him to serve clients in the brokerage, private equity and finance company segments. Chad is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kollen West will be admitted as an assurance partner focused on the energy industry. He is experienced in a number of industries with an emphasis on independent and integrated oil and gas companies and oilfield services companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

“We’re proud to congratulate these outstanding professionals, who each demonstrate great real-life examples of what it means to be a leader at PwC and in our local community. They have already proven their ability to adapt to new challenges, to provide distinguished client service, and to nurture the careers of those around them,” said Niloufar Molavi, managing partner for PwC’s Houston market. “I applaud them for achieving this significant career milestone and look forward to their continued contributions to our clients, community and the people of PwC.”