People on the move
People on the move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout the state of Utah.
Salt Lake City— Tanner LLC, a certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce the advancement of Derek Drysdale to Tax Partner in the company. Drysdale has 15 years of experience assisting large and small companies navigate the complex world of international tax and cross-border transactions. His expertise includes global tax structuring, subpart F income mitigation, foreign tax attribute determination, treaty analysis, international aspects of accounting for income taxes, operational transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, IP planning, and reporting of cross-border transactions. He is an expert on the international tax aspects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. He previously was employed with PwC’s international tax group in Atlanta, Georgia where he served many Fortune 500 companies expanding globally. He also served as Director of International Tax for SanDisk Corporation responsible for all international tax planning, compliance, provision, transfer pricing, and audit defense. Drysdale received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Accounting, with an emphasis on tax, from Brigham Young University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah and a member of the Utah Association of CPAs (UACPA) as well as the AICPA. Tanner LLC is Utah’s largest locally owned CPA firm, serving medium to large private and publicly held companies, providing tax, audit, due diligence, technology, strategic planning and leadership development services. Tanner is located in the City Creek Center, 36 South State Street, Suite 600 in Salt Lake City. For more information visit: www.tannerco.com.
Lehi— Today, R&R BBQ appointed industry veteran Neil Harfert as president to lead the fast-growing restaurant chain in its next chapter of growth. Founders, Rod and Roger Livingston, will be retiring to pursue other interests. Harfert brings over 26 years of experience operating and growing successful restaurant chains. Prior to joining R&R BBQ, Harfert served as Vice President of Field Operations for MOD Pizza where he helped lead the chain through explosive growth from 25 restaurants in five states to more than 255 units in 18 states over a five-year period. His experience also includes heading up operations for other polished casual restaurant chains like Modmarket Farm Fresh Eateries, Qdoba Mexican Eats, and others. Under Rod and Roger Livingston’s leadership, the company grew from a championship BBQ competition team to a chain of eight restaurants along the Wasatch Front. The duo’s passion for great BBQ has made R&R BBQ a beloved brand, and one of the state’s fastest-growing restaurant chains. R&R BBQ was born out of the top spot as Utah’s best competition barbeque team—a position the Livingstons proudly hold today. With eight locations serving the Wasatch front, one in the Vivint Smart Home Arena and a full-service catering kitchen, R&R is currently the leader in Southern BBQ in the Beehive State. Additional locations will be added within the state and surrounding geographies in the coming months and years.