Professional Services

Husch Blackwell Adds Kyle Russell as Partner, Expands Employment and Higher Ed Practice

Posted May 9, 2024 Kyle Russell joins the Husch Blackwell LLP Kansas City office as its latest partner where he will become a member of the firm’s labor & employment and higher education practices. Russell joined the firm from Jackson… more

Black & Veatch Appoints Chief People Officer to its Board of Directors

Posted April 18, 2024 Overland Park-based Black & Veatch announced it has appointed chief people officer, Andrea Bernica, to the company’s board of directors. “In my time with the company, I have been motivated and inspired by the dedication, talent… more

ETF Portfolio Partners Names New CIO to Lead Investment Team

Posted March 14, 2024 Updated 2:13 p.m., March 14, 2024 Leawood-based ETF Portfolio Partners announced it has appointed a new chief investment officer. Nick Romey, who previously served the company as an associate portfolio manager, was promoted to CIO. In… more

Spencer Fane Opens Washington D.C. Office, Adds Three Partners

Kansas City-based Spencer Fane LLP has entered the second-largest legal market in the country with the addition of a new office in Washington D.C. To better establish a foothold for the law firm’s latest market, Blair Jacobs, Christina Ondrick and… more

Euronet Buys Singapore-based Digital Payment Security Firm, Enters $1.2B Market

Posted February 15, 2024 Leawood-based fintech company Euronet Worldwide Inc. announced its acquisition of Singapore-based Infinitium Holdings Pte. Ltd, expanding its reach to many countries in Southeast Asia. Infinitium is a digital payments company that provides risk management and payment… more

CPC Acquires Kansas City-Based Drug Free Sport International

Posted February 15, 2024 Updated 8:30 a.m. February 16, 2024 Kansas City-based investment holding company CPC, LLC announced it has acquired Drug Free Sport International, a drug testing company also in Kansas City. Founded in 1999, Drug Free Sport International… more

Mission-based Legal Firm Merges Two Companies in St. Louis and Chicago

Posted January 15, 2024 The Mission-based legal services firm Complete Legal announced it will be merging with two other legal firms in both St. Louis and Chicago. Complete Legal Services LLC merged with St. Louis-based Precise Legal and Chicago-based L2… more

Husch Blackwell Plans To Double its Minneapolis Office

Posted December 12, 2023 Kansas City-based Husch Blackwell announced it will absorb Minneapolis-based Patterson Thuente IP, which will see Husch Blackwell’s Minneapolis office more than double in less than a year. The addition of Patterson Thuente will include 11 attorneys… more

Creative Planning Acquisition Bolsters Its East Coast Presence

Posted December 4, 2023 Overland Park-based Creative Planning has acquired a financial advisory firm in Delaware-based Daniels + Tansey. The firm specializes in tax and investment services for individuals and small businesses. Daniels + Tansey notably serves 150 high-income individuals… more

Wagner Logistics Hires SVP of Business Development, Robert Fischer

Posted November 29, 2023 North Kansas City-based Wagner Logistics has announced the appointment of Robert Fischer as senior vice president of business development in hopes of implementing a growth strategy. As part of his new role, Fischer will work to… more