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Plante & Moran's Patel Named "40 Under 40" by Crain's Detroit Business


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Plante & Moran, PLLC, one of the nation’s largest accounting and business advisory firms, is pleased to announce that Raj Patel, partner in the firm’s Southfield office, has been named to the Crain’s Detroit Business 2009 “40 Under 40” list. The list recognizes the best and brightest in Southeast Michigan who are under 40 years of age and exemplify the brainpower, creativity, and business savvy that can rebuild the region.

Patel is an expert in information security and leads Plante & Moran’s security assurance practice. He works with businesses to minimize their information security risks, penetration testing, and compliance with various security related regulations and standards. He has more than 17 years of information technology and financial audit experience in financial institutions, automotive, manufacturing, and government industries.

“I strive to make a difference, both within the businesses I serve and within my community,” said Patel. “I’m honored to have been named to this prestigious list.”

Patel holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from University of Missouri and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (UK), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He currently resides in Milford with his wife, Jackie and two children, Priyanka and Sajan.

About Plante & Moran
Plante & Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting, and wealth management services. Plante & Moran has a staff of more than 1,600 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois and with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante & Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

About the Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” list
The Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” list identifies men and women in the Southeast Michigan business and nonprofit community who have achieved solid business success before the age of 40. A panel of Crain’s judges bases its selections on the information provided by candidates and from Crain’s research. In the end, professional achievement is the most important qualification for selection.

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