Larry Gildersleve Joins Porter Keadle Moore to Lead the Firm’s New Business Growth Initiatives for Construction and Hospitality Industries

Porter Keadle Moore has announced that Larry Gildersleve has joined the company as the Director of Practice Growth.

Gildersleve brings more than 33 years of financial and operational excellence in Manufacturing, Construction, Technology, Private Equity, Retail, Auto Finance and Banking to the PKM team. He will be responsible for driving growth within existing core industries, as well as exploring opportunities in new business verticals including Construction and Hospitality.

Prior to joining PKM, Gildersleve spent 28 years in both the public and private sectors, prior to launching his first private equity firm in Atlanta, Panton Equity Partners, where he led the acquisitions of Ameritech Facility Services, LLC, a construction services provider in the restaurant industry, and Xpress Global Systems, LLC, a Transportation and Logistics Company. Most recently Gildersleve served as CEO of the private equity firm, Brightwell Investments. Having begun his career in public accounting, Gildersleve returns to this industry bringing his extensive network, knowledge base and experience to PKM to help fuel new opportunities and drive initiatives.

“I am excited to join PKM, a firm which shares my belief for investing in people and making it their business to truly understand their client’s needs to drive long-term success,” said Gildersleve. “I look forward to working with this talented team and being a part of its continued success and growth.”

“The experience, passion and expertise Larry brings to our team are invaluable assets for PKM’s business growth strategy,” said Phil Moore, Managing Partner of PKM. “We are pleased to have him on board and look forward to a successful and bright future together.”

About PKM

Founded in 1977, Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) has established itself as a respected accounting and advisory firm serving public and private organizations in the financial services, insurance and technology industries as well as a diverse group of entrepreneurial small business clients. At PKM, we provide holistic and growth-driven financial solutions built on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. The firm is proud to represent more than 150 financial institutions and serve as the leading advisory firm serving the growing craft brewery industry in Georgia, and has been named as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today for more than decade. For more information, visit, call 404-588-4200 or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter