Stambaugh Ness Announces Strategic Acquisition of Left Brain Professionals

March 22, 2024

Firm Expands Outsourced Accounting for AE Government Contractors

Stambaugh Ness Acquires Left Brain ProfessionalsStambaugh Ness (SN) proudly announces its acquisition of Left Brain Professionals, a distinguished accounting and advisory firm serving government contractors, effective April 1. Founded by Robert Jones, CPA, CPCM, NCMA Fellow, a seasoned industry leader with over 25 years of experience, Left Brain Professionals has been a key player in government contract accounting since its inception in 2013.

This strategic acquisition enhances SN’s position as the premier national professional services firm serving the Architecture & Engineering (AE) industry. Known for delivering anticipatory solutions, innovative products, and transformative business approaches, SN currently serves over 1,400 AE clients across all 50 states, with team members in 25+ states, and internationally. The addition of Left Brain Professionals complements SN’s nationally recognized GovCon practice area, which includes a team of deeply experienced and uniquely qualified experts.

Stambaugh Ness President and Chief Executive Officer, Steven L. Hake states, “SN is thrilled to welcome Robert and his team to the firm, enriching our capabilities with his extensive government contracting knowledge. Robert’s firsthand understanding of running a firm will provide clients with meaningful insights and vital, future-focused strategies and solutions.”

According to Robert Jones, “The opportunity to join an organization equally committed to the industry and helping clients achieve extraordinary success is truly exciting. I look forward to bridging critical gaps for clients and positioning firms for accelerated success and a more profitable future.”

In conjunction with this acquisition, SN is launching an Outsourced Accounting Services (OAS) for Government Contractors practice area. Robert Jones will lead this initiative as its Director, offering a comprehensive range of services, including operational support, CFO and Controller advisory services, and DCAA-compliant accounting system services.

SN is committed to advancing its clients’ success and contributing to their industries’ growth. The acquisition of Left Brain Professionals and launch of the OAS for GovCon practice area mark significant milestones in this ongoing mission.

About Stambaugh Ness

Stambaugh Ness is a multi-discipline, professional services firm serving clients nationally with a strategic focus on the architecture and engineering, professional services, construction and real estate, and manufacturing industries.  Through the Stambaugh Ness family of companies, clients have access to a sophisticated menu of services, including compliance, government contract services, strategic tax solutions, technology and cyber risk advisory, data solutions, Microsoft solutions, Deltek ERP software, strategic growth advisory, workforce and talent solutions, outsourced accounting, ownership transition, and mergers and acquisitions.

The firm is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently-owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals.