MANAGING PARTNER, WESTERN US, BAKER TILLY US
WHY: Built fourth-largest accounting firm headquartered in California, and largest based in OC, in part by buying eight firms over a decade.
RECENT: Announced deal in August to combine with Chicago’s Baker Tilly in November. Combined companies, which will be called Baker Tilly US, will have about 4,300 employees and annual revenue around $1B.
NOTABLE: Milner will take over as head of West Coast operations for the combined firm, and will have about 650 employees reporting to him. Says the bigger scale will allow it to win larger clients.
2020 HOBBIES: “Besides fine-tuning my cooking skills, I have exhausted the dog from walking.”