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  • 6/9/15 2:21 pm CDT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP named Carlos A. Otal managing partner of its Global Public Sector (GPS). Currently, Otal serves as managing partner for Grant Thornton’s GPS Financial Management Advisory and Audit Services, where he has led the growth of the firm’s financial management consulting and assurance offerings to federal, state, local and international governments. Otal succeeds Srikant K. Sastry, who became the national managingmore...
  • 6/4/15 7:03 am CDT

    Expands firm’s health care optimization capabilities

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--David Rock has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Services (CARS) principal, based in the firm’s New York office. In this role, he will work with health care organizations in transition and their stakeholders, evaluating financial and operational issues affecting performance and assessing strategic alternatives. Rock has more than 20 years of experience in the health care sector,more...
  • 6/3/15 10:15 am CDT

    Businesses more likely to expand when there is potential for missed opportunities

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More businesses are driven by a “fear of missing out” (colloquially known as FOMO) than by a positive desire for growth when expanding abroad, 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. IBR data reveals that business leaders globally are one-fifth more likely to expand when presented with a negatively framed scenario,more...
  • 6/2/15 8:00 am CDT

    Kevin Kelly joins as partner to support practice expansion in Metro New York region

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kevin Kelly has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Audit practice, based in New York. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in financial accounting, audit and advisory services, focusing on the retail and apparel industry. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance, public offerings, risk management and process improvement, internalmore...
  • 5/19/15 8:26 am CDT

    Grant Thornton survey finds resources being diverted from regulatory efforts to address cyberrisks

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corporate counsel perceive the current regulatory environment as bad for business, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s 2015 Corporate General Counsel Survey. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of respondents say that the current regulatory environment made it harder to do business, while almost two in five (39 percent) believe the current regulatory environment has diverted resources from the company’s core competencies. Twenty-ninemore...
  • 5/18/15 8:46 am CDT

    Grant Thornton and FERF survey reveals steady rise in compensation as economy improves

    CHICAGO & MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the U.S. economy improves, higher demand for financial executives is driving a steady rise in salary and benefits, according to the findings of an annual survey issued by Grant Thornton LLP and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). In 2015, the average salary increase for financial executives at private companies is 4.4 percent, an increase from 3.3 percent in 2014. On the public company side, the average salary increasemore...
  • 5/14/15 7:04 am CDT

    Tom Joseph joins as managing director to support practice expansion

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tom Joseph has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a managing director in the firm’s Financial Services Advisory practice, based in Charlotte. Joseph has nearly 25 years of experience in enhancing business models, growth strategies, cross-functional enterprise business integration, sales and business development and leading new business startups in large Fortune 100 companies, as well as optimizing core operations. In this new role, Joseph’smore...
  • 5/13/15 7:03 am CDT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ann Marie (Schmitz) Williams has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner and the Mid-South Private Wealth Services practice leader, based in the firm’s Charlotte office. Williams has more than 20 years of experience working with high-net worth individuals, multigenerational wealthy families and privately held business owners on a range of issues, including business succession planning, estate planning and complex wealth transfermore...
  • 5/12/15 9:04 am CDT
    SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dan Mennel has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Strategic Federal Tax Services practice, based in San Jose, Calif. Mennel has more than 15 years of experience with a focus on matters related to R&D tax credits and incentives, including research and analysis, software development and testing, and defending numerous claims before the IRS. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including technologymore...
  • 5/4/15 9:00 am CDT

    New space designed to support rapid growth in the region, enhance employee collaboration to better serve clients

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP has relocated its Kansas City, Mo., office within 1201 Walnut St. to floor 22. The total space leased is 19,757 square feet. Grant Thornton employees began work in the new office on Monday. The firm relocated from floor 10. “This move reinforces Grant Thornton’s commitment to the firm’s continued growth in the region,” said Brett Lewis, Grant Thornton’s Great Plains managing partner. “Our new spacemore...
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