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  • 4/10/17 5:00 am CDT
    • U.S. business optimism jumps from 54 percent to 80 percent
    • Global business optimism up from 38 percent to 49 percent
    • Investment in plants and machinery, and new buildings, at a two-year global high
    • Lack of skilled workers also at a two-and-a-half year global high
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business optimism in the United States has surged to a record high of 80 percent, according to the latest Grant Thornton mid-market business survey, The International Business Report.1 This jump in optimism among mid-market decision-makers bodes well for the overall economy, as the segment often acts as the engine room for broader economic growth. The findings, from Grant Thornton’s most recent quarterly global survey of 2,400more...
  • 4/6/17 9:23 am CDT

    Celebrating grand opening on April 6, new office enhances employee collaboration and engagement to better serve clients

    Grant Thornton LLP will celebrate the grand opening of its new Austin office, located downtown at 111 Congress Avenue, suite 2500, on Thursday, April 6.“Public sector clients at all levels of government are undergoing change and need trusted, experienced consultants to help solve their biggest challenges,” said Scott King, national managing principal of Grant Thornton’s State and Local Public Sector practice. “Our Austin team helps clients with everything from acquisition, to finance,more...
  • 4/5/17 11:01 am CDT
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, has been named an RSA® alliance partner. This alliance will combine Grant Thornton’s cyber risk proficiency with certain RSA industry-leading Business-Driven Security™ solutions, which uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organizations manage risk and protect what matters most. In addition to building RSA technology into Grantmore...
  • 4/4/17 11:04 am CDT

    Kushin joins as national leader of fairness opinions; three other professionals join to bolster transaction-opinion delivery services

    PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keith Kushin has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a Corporate Finance principal within the firm’s Transaction Services Advisory practice. Based in Philadelphia, Kushin will be responsible for leading the firm’s national fairness-opinion offerings. Kushin will apply his more than 16 years of corporate-finance experience to the firm’s transaction services advisory practice. In particular, he will bring to Grant Thornton a proven track recordmore...
  • 3/29/17 9:30 am CDT
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP has named Jamie Fowler as the national managing partner of its Tax Services practice, effective August 1. In this role, she will oversee the growth and operations of the firm’s tax-services offerings. Fowler will serve on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, and is assuming the role from Randy Robason, who is retiring from the firm at the end of the fiscal year, after more than 12 years in leadership roles at Grantmore...
  • 3/28/17 9:43 am CDT

    But challenges abound: risk, technology, mergers and acquisitions

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Grant Thornton LLP survey finds that chief financial officers (CFOs) are spending more than a third of their time as strategic advisers, taking on roles well beyond traditional financial management. The 2017 CFO Survey also finds that 40 percent of CFOs identify strategic planning as one of their top priorities – only slightly behind more expected activities like increasing cash flow (45 percent) and reducing costs (41 percentmore...
  • 3/21/17 8:12 am CDT

    National managing principal of Public Policy brings nearly 30 years of professional services experience to Alumni Council

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of North Carolina (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School has named Mary Moore Hamrick the new chair of its Alumni Council. Hamrick, who currently serves as Grant Thornton LLP’s national managing principal of Public Policy, based in Washington, D.C., has long been an active member in UNC’s alumni program. The Alumni Council is both an advisory and a working group allowing members to actively engage with and supportmore...
  • 3/8/17 5:45 am CST

    Proportion of senior roles held by women in U.S. and percentage of American businesses with no women in senior management remain unchanged

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On International Women’s Day, a new report based on Grant Thornton International Ltd.’s annual survey of 5,500 businesses in 36 economies reveals the United States continues to lag much of the world when it comes to the proportion of women in senior business roles. The report, Women in Business: New perspectives on risk and reward , reveals that the global proportion of senior business roles held by women has reached a high ofmore...
  • 3/7/17 9:50 am CST

    Professional-services executive brings three decades of experience to U.S. Chamber’s growth agenda

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has appointed Jim Brady to its board of directors. Brady currently serves as the chief operating officer at Grant Thornton LLP and has long been active in the U.S. Chamber. “Brady brings with him a 35-year career providing professional services to Fortune 1000 companies,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “His know-how in auditing large and medium-sized public andmore...
  • 3/6/17 11:21 am CST
    ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kathleen Sifer has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a managing director, responsible for leading its Public Sector federal financial regulatory practice. Based in the firm’s Alexandria office, she will lead quality delivery and business development efforts for financial regulatory clients. Sifer has deep leadership and management experience at global public and private sector organizations. Most recently she was a principal at Boozmore...
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