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Dave Contrera Promoted to Principal at Brown Smith Wallace


(ST. LOUIS, August 7, 2018) Dave Contrera has been promoted to principal in the Brown Smith Wallace advisory services practice, where he specializes in business performance consulting.

Contrera has more than 25 years of experience assessing and developing process, systems and organization improvement recommendations in order to accelerate a company’s growth and profitability.

At Brown Smith Wallace, he leads a team of industry experts that help organizations across all phases of improvement. Contrera’s team assists companies with:

  • Evaluation, strategy development and execution of improvement efforts
  • Assessing an organization’s current business processes
  • Identifying and prioritizing opportunities for process improvement
  • Analyzing performance utilizing a combination of tools and best practices, including Lean Six Sigma

Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, Contrera spent 30 years with Anheuser-Busch InBev. He started as a senior director of manufacturing accounting, and most recently served as senior director for the business service center and North America project teams.

Contrera earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Le Moyne College in New York.


About Brown Smith Wallace

Brown Smith Wallace—an independent member firm of Moore Stephens North America—is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2019 Vault Accounting Firm rankings and is recognized as a top workplace for women by the Accounting MOVE Project. For more information, visit or call 314.983.1200.

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