Glen Allen, VA - Keiter, a Certified Public Accounting firm, announces that Jacob D. Favaro, CPA, CFP®  Julie H. Gustavsson, CPA.CITP, and Douglas K. Nickerson, CPA, CGFM, CFE, CIA have been promoted to Partners as of October 1, 2015. 

Michael Gracik, managing partner of Keiter, is proud to have Jacob Favaro, Julie Gustavsson, and Doug Nickerson join the partner team. "Promoting these individuals was an important step in growing our Firm and serving our clients. They have been with Keiter for numerous years and each has demonstrated a sincere dedication to our clients, developed their technical expertise in their areas of specialization, and work tirelessly to make our Firm the best it can be. We look forward to the insights and leadership they will each provide to Keiter in the years to come." 

Jacob Favaro has served Keiter clients for over 14 years.  He is a member of the Keiter Manufacturing and Distribution industry team and Workflow and Tax Education Committees for Keiter. Jacob provides tax and consulting services to a wide variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, distribution and service companies.  He is an officer in the South Richmond Rotary and is a former member of the ReEstablish Richmond Board of Directors.

Julie Gustavsson is the Chief Operating Officer at Keiter. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and oversees the development, planning and execution of the Firm's strategic plan and vision.  During Julie's ten year tenure with Keiter, she has also served in IT roles, including Business Software Analyst and Technology Manager. Julie is a member of the Keiter Executive Committee, Partner Compensation Committee, and 401k board. She serves on the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors and is a graduate of the Greater Richmond Chamber's Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2015. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Doug Nickerson has over 17 years of experience providing audit and consulting services to clients in the real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, and nonprofit industries.  Doug has served Keiter clients for over five years and is a member of Keiter's Not-for-Profit Industry and Real Estate and Construction Industry teams.  In addition, he is a member of the Keiter Merger and Acquisition team and leads numerous due diligence engagements for clients located across the country. Doug serves on the recruiting and scheduling committees at Keiter and is a member and current board member of the Rotary Club of Innsbrook.

Keiter was founded in 1978 and provides a full range of financial services to businesses and their owners. The Keiter team is always focused on providing fresh insights and creating new opportunities to help businesses grow. The Firm has over 130 employees in its Richmond office and is the third largest accounting firm in Richmond with 70 CPAs. Keiter has developed specialized expertise in serving the real estate, construction, manufacturing, and financial services industries, as well as nonprofit entities.  For more information on the Firm, please visit