Dean Dorton has named Jim Tencza as Louisville Market Leader, effective October 1. In this role, Jim will direct the strategy and operations of Dean Dorton’s Louisville office. Jim will succeed Gwen Tilton who is retiring on June 30, 2018 after a 35-year career with the firm.
Jim has 28 years of experience in public accounting and is an assurance partner who serves as engagement partner for several of Dean Dorton’s clients. He has extensive experience working with a broad spectrum of companies including SEC-registered, privately-held, and nonprofit entities, as well as private equity funded clients in various industries. Jim is a member of the Dean Dorton Board of Directors and the Assurance Executive team, and leads Dean Dorton’s internal audit and risk advisory practice. Prior to joining Dean Dorton, he had 19 years of experience with global accounting firms, where he worked extensively with public companies and large private companies with multiple locations and international operations.
“Our focus is on sustaining the strong growth and client relationships that we have built in Kentucky and southern Indiana, among expanding key industries and providing crucial innovative technological advancements to clients including access to real-time financials. We will continue to listen and respond to the market, with an emphasis on delivering a distinct experience for our clients, our people, and the community with Jim providing guidance and assistance in this role.”
“I look forward to building on the legacy of Gwen Tilton, who has fostered the strong team-oriented culture of Dean Dorton in Louisville. Gwen’s commitment to our people and the broader business community has been unmatched and she has built a strong foundation for us. The partners and staff of Dean Dorton join me in wishing her great happiness and success in her retirement next year.”
Jim holds a B.A. in Accounting from Bellarmine University and is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Public Accountant in Kentucky and Indiana. He is active in several civic and charitable organizations and previously served on the Bellarmine University Board of Overseers, among other boards. He is a member of Leadership Louisville’s Class of 2007 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Trinity High School.