Grant Thornton has announced Edward Kleinguetl and Traci Twardowski have joined the company’s transaction advisory services practice as managing director and director, respectively.
Kleinguetl and Twardowski, both members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, will be part of the national energy TAS team.
“Ed’s integration consulting expertise will aid those companies seeking to grow through acquisitions, while Traci’s deep chemical and resin sector knowledge will be integral as we continue to see a considerable amount of consolidation and transactions in that segment within the energy industry,” said Managing Director Brandon Cradeur.
Kleinguetl will also lead the company’s national transaction integration offering within the TAS practice.
He was previously executive vice president of consulting at London-based KBC Advanced Technologies and a partner and founding member of the transaction integration practice of a Big Four accounting firm.
Twardowski’ expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic planning and forecasting, investor relations, pricing and process optimization and operational and functional integration activities.
She previously served as global product strategy manager for the ultra-high density polyethylene business at Celanese Corp.
She also managed the transaction services group of a Big Four firm, where she planned, coordinated and directed multidisciplinary teams in the execution of financial, operational, information technology and tax due diligence investigations for financial and strategic buyers.
Twardowski graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s in business administration.