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  • 8/11/15 12:51 pm CDT
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP announced that Stephen Chipman, senior vice chairman of Grant Thornton LLP, has elected to retire early from the firm in order to pursue new opportunities in line with his professional ambitions, effective October 31, 2015. “Stephen has demonstrated incredible stewardship, leadership and friendship during his tenure,” said J. Michael McGuire, Grant Thornton’s chief executive officer. “He has taken our firm to newmore...
  • 8/11/15 10:07 am CDT

    Paul Makowski joins as managing director to enhance risk management capabilities

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paul Makowski has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a managing director in the firm’s national Financial Services Advisory practice, based in Charlotte, N.C. Makowski has more than 25 years of experience in financial services leadership, successfully optimizing risk management, compliance and analytics for some of the nation’s largest financial institutions. In his new role, Makowski will assist clients in developing effectivemore...
  • 8/6/15 11:30 am CDT

    Joe Tria joins as chief learning and leadership officer, Laura Sue D’Annunzio joins as strategic talent leader, and Tracy McShane-Wilson joins as talent acquisition leader

    CHICAGO & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP is growing its People & Culture leadership team with the additions of Joe Tria, Laura Sue D’Annunzio and Tracy McShane-Wilson, who join as chief learning and leadership officer, strategic talent leader, and talent acquisition leader, respectively. Tria and D’Annunzio are based in the firm’s Chicago office and McShane-Wilson is based in the Dallas office. “Joe, Laura Sue and Tracy bring to Grant Thornton extensivemore...
  • 8/4/15 12:52 pm CDT
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manish Tomar has joined Grant Thornton LLP as chief information officer, based in the firm’s Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., office. In this role, he will oversee Grant Thornton’s internal IT function and related programs. Tomar has nearly 20 years of business and IT leadership experience, with a focus on transformation initiatives. “Manish’s extensive experience and vast strategic, financial and operational knowledge will bemore...
  • 8/4/15 8:02 am CDT

    Twenty-nine professionals promoted to managing director

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP admitted 50 new partners and principals to the firm, effective Aug. 1. These partners and principals are based throughout the firm’s offices across the country. In addition, the firm has promoted 29 professionals to managing director. Partners and principals admitted to the firm are thought leaders upon whom Grant Thornton relies to help clients achieve smart, quality growth in all aspects of their businesses. Throughmore...
  • 7/23/15 8:30 am CDT
    HOUSTON & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of Grant Thornton LLP’s focus on leveraging its strategic capabilities in high-growth emerging markets, the firm has established a Latin America Business Group (LABG), a joint initiative between the U.S. firm and a number of Grant Thornton’s Latin America member firms. This unique, collaborative approach will offer clients seamless, integrated global support for complex business activities in some of the world’s fastest-growing economiesmore...
  • 7/22/15 8:30 am CDT

    Expands firm’s financial services capabilities

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Layne Albert has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Tax practice, based in New York. Albert has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He specializes in identifying, understanding and managing federal and state tax issues related to complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, financings, recapitalizations, securitizations, reorganizations andmore...
  • 7/21/15 1:38 pm CDT
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP has named Terrance “Terry” Bilbo, chief administrative officer, to the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, effective Aug. 1. Bilbo is based in the firm’s McLean, Va., office. The Senior Leadership Team sets strategy and oversees operations for Grant Thornton. The team, appointed by the chief executive officer (CEO), comprises the firm’s highest-ranking officers: the CEO; chief legal officer; chief people & culturemore...
  • 7/7/15 8:03 am CDT

    U.S., global investment expectations weak

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders rose in second quarter 2015, optimism among Greek business leaders plummeted to its lowest level since fourth quarter 2012. This is according to the latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of more than 2,500 business leaders in 36 countries. In second quarter 2015, optimism for the economic outlook among U.S.more...
  • 6/16/15 9:28 am CDT
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jim Brady has joined Grant Thornton LLP as Central region managing partner, based in the firm’s Chicago office, effective Aug. 1. Most recently, Brady served as Deloitte LLP’s national managing partner for U.S. Government Affairs & Public Policy. In his new role, he will be responsible for all operations, including client service and professional matters, for Grant Thornton’s Great Plains, Midwest, Texoma and Great Lakes marketmore...
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