I am very pleased to announce that today we have a new partner starting in our Boston office. As you all know, our strategy in the Boston market place is to take advantage of synergies with our firm wide niche industries and in Boston we perceive the hot niches to be Technology, Life Sciences Health Care and Financial Services.
We are beginning to execute on that strategy by announcing that Dean Drummond will join our team today. He comes to us after many years with Grant Thornton as a partner specializing in Technology, Life Sciences, ERISA and Government niches. He will be helping us expand our technology and life sciences marketing efforts in Boston and we expect will accelerate our growth there. His clients over his career have been mostly in the middle market, the same as our firm, and we look forward to the perspective Dean can bring us.
Please welcome Dean to our team we all look forward to him having a long career with us.