PwC US announced today that five professionals from its Greater Houston office will be admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2013.
Anthony (Tony) Caletka will be admitted as a Principal in PwC's Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) Advisory practice. He has more than 23 years of experience working on major capital projects and is a Professional Engineer, registered in the state of New York, specializing in improving capital efficiency through project advisory, program and construction management, forensic analysis, claims avoidance, and dispute resolution services. Caletka has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Syracuse University.
Bryan Melvin will be admitted as a Partner in the Private Company Services (PCS) Tax practice, focusing heavily on private equity. Bryan joined PwC in June 2000, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas and an active member of the United Way Young Leaders Society. Melvin holds a bachelor's degree from Lamar University.
Yana Storms will be admitted as an Assurance Partner focused on the energy industry. Yana is experienced in multiple facets of the energy sector with deep expertise in midstream and pipelines, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), and exploration and production (E&P). She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Maine and Texas and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Russian Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers with the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund.
Chad Tallant will be admitted as a Partner in the financial services practice. Chad joined PwC in 2000, and has broad financial services experience, which enables him to serve clients in the brokerage, private equity and finance company segments. Chad is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Illinois and Texas, and holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University.
Kollen West will be admitted as an Assurance Partner focused on the energy industry. He is experienced in a number of industries with an emphasis on independent and integrated oil and gas companies and oilfield services companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and a master's degree from Baylor University. He has been a board member of UT's Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Alumni Association since 2006.
"We're proud to congratulate these outstanding professionals, who each demonstrate great real-life examples of what it means to be a leader at PwC and in our local community. They have already proven their ability to adapt to new challenges, to provide distinguished client service, and to nurture the careers of those around them," said Niloufar Molavi, managing partner for PwC's Houston market. "I applaud them for achieving this significant career milestone and look forward to their continued contributions to our clients, community and the people of PwC."
These new Partners and Principals bring decades of combined experience to the partnership in a variety of areas including private equity, financial services, capital projects and infrastructure, MLPs and strategy.