Bill Chapman, Partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and a Principal of Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, has been with the firm since 2007. Bill has led numerous due diligence engagements focused on quality of earnings, quality of assets, operating leverage, break-even analysis, backlog, revenue recognition, revenue volatility, revenue concentrations, analysis of financial forecasts, tax compliance and structure, information technology, and operational issues. He also led numerous valuation engagements for purposes ranging from estate and gift planning, merger and acquisitions, S corporation conversions, reorganizations, and financial reporting requirements including ASC 805 and ASC 350.
Additionally, he provides private investment banking services including leading merger and acquisition engagements, private placements of debt and equity, and general corporate finance consulting. Bill has provided investment banking services to clients operating in a broad range of industries including, but not limited to, software development, logistics, metal fabrication, communication equipment manufacturing, rubber and plastic fabrication, and lighting.
Atit Shah is partner in Baker Tilly’s risk, internal audit and cybersecurity practice. Atit’s primary responsibilities include setting the strategy and vision for the practice in the Dallas, Texas office, developing methodologies, staff development, and overseeing delivery of all risk assurance services.
Atit is a versatile and accomplished leader with a strong blend of hands-on technical expertise, business acumen and operations experience. He has demonstrated success enhancing operations through the implementation of key technologies and best practices and identifying future technology paths with long-range benefits. He has consistently experienced success in fast-paced, demanding environments requiring strong leadership and focused decision making.
Prior to joining the firm, Atit has held a variety of roles at other professional services firms, in industry and at private equity firms which include two international accounting and advisory firms, Coalfire (cyber risk services), TPG (tech risk and governance) and United Technologies Corporation (corporate audit).
Brian Nichols is a director in Baker Tilly’s risk, internal audit and cybersecurity practice. Brian has ten years of experience in developing cybersecurity strategies and enhancing cybersecurity programs for clients across retail, consumer, airline, railroad, healthcare and financial services industries. He is a proven leader in helping clients align their cybersecurity programs to their business objectives and effectively manage their cybersecurity risk.
Brian leads teams in conducting cybersecurity capability assessments using various industry frameworks (e.g., NIST CSF, ISO 27001/2, CIS CSC, etc.). He has helped many organizations establish their cybersecurity program through developing strategies, policies and procedures, risk management methodologies, governance, controls libraries, and metrics and reporting.