Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance practice has named Heather Gates national managing director of its Emerging Growth Company (EGC) practice, succeeding Jim Atwell.

Gates and her team will deliver analytics driven audit services that will help EGCs to take full advantage of their marketplace position and potential.

Gates served most recently as Deloitte’s west region Audit & Assurance Emerging Growth Company practice leader and national sales leader. She has more than 25 years of experience working with high-growth technology companies, including more than 15 years at Deloitte.