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2019 Promotions

It is with great pleasure that RubinBrown announces the promotions of the following outstanding and inspiring team members.

These promotions are effective June 1, 2019.

Steven Brown

Vice Chairman

St. Louis


Steven is taking on the role of Vice Chairman. In this role, he will work directly with the Chairman on strategic opportunities, governance matters and recruiting high level talent to the firm.

Ben Barnes

Denver Managing Partner

St. Louis


Ben is the Partner-In-Charge of RubinBrown’s Private Equity Services Group. In addition to this role, he is taking on the role of Office Managing Partner for the Denver office. In this role, Ben will provide leadership and direction to the Denver office.

Ken Van Bree

Vice Chair Industry Groups

St. Louis


Ken is the Partner-In-Charge of the Construction Services Group specializing in financial, operational and plan audits. In his new role, Ken will assist the current Chair of Industry Groups with strategic direction and oversight of the firm’s industry groups.

Megan Knoblauch

Partner-In-Charge, Assurance - Kansas City

Kansas City


Megan is a Partner in RubinBrown’s Assurance Services Group specializing in all aspects of employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, health and welfare plans and SEC Form 11-K filing requirements. In her new role, Megan will lead the Assurance practice in the Kansas City office.

Mark Breakfield

Wealth Advisory Services

St. Louis


Mark joined RubinBrown in 2013. With over 25 years of experience in public accounting, he has worked in various industries in both tax and assurance. Most recently, Mark has been providing tax planning and consulting services to individuals, trusts and estates emphasizing the preservation of intergenerational wealth.

Christine Figge

Business Advisory Services Group

St. Louis


Christine joined RubinBrown in 2002 and has over 15 years of public accounting and consulting experience. She serves clients with her extensive SOC 1 & 2 experience and by analyzing financial information and internal controls for public and private companies.

Zach Fritz

Tax Services Group

Kansas City


Zach joined RubinBrown in 2008. He has over 10 years of professional accounting experience working with clients in various industries, but has a strong focus on the construction industry.

Tim Kennedy

Assurance Services Group

St. Louis


Tim joined RubinBrown in 2005 and has more than 10 years of related accounting experience concentrated in audit, consulting and tax services. He focuses primarily on the real estate industry, working with commercial and market-rate property management and development companies.

Larry Piparo

Tax Services Group

Las Vegas


Larry has over 12 years of experience serving clients in a range of industries including real estate, construction and healthcare. He works with high net worth clients, pass-through entities of all sizes and publicly traded companies. Larry has also worked on numerous IRS audits and IRS correspondence engagements.

Dominic Pisoni

Entrepreneurial Services Group

St. Louis


After joining RubinBrown in 2015, Dominic put his 15 years of public accounting experience to work by serving clients with accounting services, tax preparation and outsourced accounting services.

Chris Tkach

Assurance Services Group

St. Louis


Chris joined RubinBrown in 2010 and leads the assurance data analytics initiative. He serves private and public clients in various industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing and distribution, real estate and not-for-profit