Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized business advisory and CPA firm, announced today that Yelena Epova has been named Office Managing Partner of Aprio’s Atlanta office, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The Atlanta office serves as headquarters for the firm, with more than 500 team members based in the metropolitan area.
Epova, a 28-year Aprio veteran and former board member, has been recognized as a leader and innovator in the accounting profession as well as the global business community. As head of the firm’s International Practice, Epova lead a team of more than 15 partners that was accountable for nearly 30 percent of Aprio’s $170 million revenue in 2021, driving global services in not only Atlanta but also throughout the northeast and southeast.
In addition to her role at Aprio, Epova, a Russian native, has received numerous accolades for her involvement in the Atlanta business community, including being named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s elite class of “Women Who Mean Business” and Atlanta Magazine’s “55 Most Influential Foreign-born Atlantans”.
“Yelena is a driven and passionate leader who embodies all of Aprio’s fundamentals and is a key driver of our innovative and diverse culture,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “Her reputation in the marketplace, the community, and inside our organization is that of a proven and respected leader. She is the right person to drive and continue the strong momentum Aprio has in Atlanta.”
As the Atlanta Office Managing Partner, a newly created role, Epova will continue to lead Aprio’s International Services division as well as grow the firm’s footprint in the Southeast and recruit top talent to further propel Aprio to “what’s next”.
“It’s an honor to continue serving as Partner-In-Charge of Aprio’s International Practice. I am particularly proud to have led the expansion of Aprio’s capabilities in international business and advisory services, which currently serves 150+ multi-national corporations and various cross-border business leaders in 50+ countries in over 30 languages. In the last three decades, my team has delivered material results to our clients, helping them cross borders with confidence,” said Epova. “In my expanded role, I will double-down on attracting top talent at our Atlanta headquarters and supporting clients in a competitive, post-pandemic global environment – wherever they may be in the world.”
Aprio is a premier, full-service business advisory and certified public accounting firm that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourcing, talent solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Non-Profit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Aprio has grown to over 700 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. For more, visit https://www.aprio.com/.