Wipfli names two new partners in Reston
Reston, Virginia (June 28, 2017) — Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), one of the top 25 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, recently announced that two associates have been promoted to partner in the Reston, Virginia office. Ryan Risley and Matt Rowley are among a group of 13 associates who were promoted to partner this year in the firm.
“Ryan and Matt are strong leaders both in our firm and in the technology industry. We are pleased to welcome them to the partnership,” said Shereen Mahoney, Wipfli’s Reston office leader and partner. “Their deep experience and their commitment to providing top-quality, value-added consulting services will enhance the success of the firm and our clients for years to come.”
Risley is a member of Wipfli’s IT consulting practice and leads the firm’s chief information officer advisory services practice. In his role, Risley helps CIOs and other chief executives align business strategy by empowering technological innovation. Prior to joining Wipfli, Risley held a number of positions with Brittenford Systems and Project Performance Corporation. In addition, Risley is deeply involved as a technology leader in federal policy advocacy. He is part of a 12-member national team known as the Advisory Task Force, focused on modernizing technology legislation. Risley is also the U.S. Advocacy Chair for the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners and past president of the organization’s Washington D.C. chapter.
He holds a master of science degree in business systems with an emphasis in information management from The George Washington University School of Business. Risley also holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with a concentration in chemistry from University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
Rowley is also a member of Wipfli’s technology consulting practice and leads the firm’s intellectual property development practice. In his role, he has built and led client service teams that drive financial, operational, and process improvement transformations. Rowley is adept at understanding client business requirements and designing technology and business strategies to drive organizational efficiency and growth. Rowley was Brittenford Systems’ chief operating officer and a managing director prior to the firm merging with Wipfli in 2016.
He holds a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of science degree in integrated science and technology from James Madison University. Rowley also holds an executive certificate in management and leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.