Sikich Appoints Gary Barton Jr. As DC Market Expansion Leader

CHICAGO – June 24, 2024Sikich, a global technology-enabled professional services company, today announced that Gary Barton Jr. will be taking over as the new Washington, D.C. Market Expansion Leader from Steve Koons. Steve will concentrate his efforts on further expanding the company’s Federal practice. In his new role, Gary will spearhead the company’s overall growth strategies in the Virginia-Washington-Maryland metro area for the company’s diverse portfolio of accounting, advisory and technology services. 

The move comes as Sikich positions itself for continued expansion across its global footprint and in the D.C. market, following the local acquisitions of the federal government practice of professional services firm CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) last year, Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd. in 2019 and Cotton & Company LLP in 2022. In May of this year, Sikich also secured a $250m minority investment from Bain Capital to fuel further acquisitive growth. 

“Gary will strengthen our market-leading capabilities for clients across this diverse business landscape, opening new avenues for growth and innovation,” said Steve Koons, principal, federal government service line leader at Sikich. “His expertise will be crucial as we expand our services to meet the evolving needs of organizations throughout our area.” 

Gary brings over two decades of experience in the consulting industry, with a proven track record of driving growth and delivering exceptional client service. His deep understanding of the federal landscape and his extensive network within the D.C. region will be instrumental in strengthening the company’s position. 

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Sikich is a global company specializing in technology-enabled professional services. With more than 1,900 employees, Sikich draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments and federal agencies, Sikich clients utilize a broad spectrum of services and products to help them improve performance and achieve long-term, strategic goals.

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