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  • 10/6/15 8:01 am CDT

    Firm produces growth in all three service lines – Audit, Advisory and Tax – under new CEO Mike McGuire

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, announced revenues of $1.45 billion for fiscal year 2015, which ended July 31, 2015. The figure is a record for the firm and represents a 6.9 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. “Our financial results are a direct reflection of the value we’re providing to our clients,” said Mike McGuire, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton LLP. “When we comemore...
  • 9/30/15 9:38 am CDT

    Innovative policy grants flexible time off instead of predetermined set of paid time off (PTO) days

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP today announced a new, industry-leading benefit enhancement that will allow employees to take time off as needed to meet their individual needs instead of a predetermined set of paid time off (PTO) days. “As the first public accounting and consulting firm to move away from the traditional paid time off model in an industry focused on utilization, we realize our employees are not just talented professionals —more...
  • 9/29/15 9:00 am CDT
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP named J. Wade Weeks office managing partner of its Atlanta practice. In this role, he will lead the firm’s Atlanta office and oversee marketplace growth and talent development. Weeks has more than 30 years of experience in professional services, with a focus on the retail sector. Most recently, Weeks served as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Central Florida offices. “Wade brings a combination of provenmore...
  • 9/2/15 8:01 am CDT

    Charged with fueling firm’s growth in the region

    PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luke Ratke has rejoined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner and leader of the firm’s Pittsburgh Audit practice. Ratke has extensive experience working with publicly and privately held companies, focusing on the retail and manufacturing industries. Most recently, he served as a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Assurance Services practice. Previously, he was the director of financial reporting for Craftworks Restaurantsmore...
  • 8/26/15 8:39 am CDT

    Jeanette Gorgas and David Boland join as chief strategy officer and chief knowledge officer; David Porges joins as community engagement director

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP is growing its Office of Strategy Management leadership team with the additions of Jeanette Gorgas, David Boland and David Porges, who join as chief strategy officer, chief knowledge officer and community engagement director, respectively. Gorgas is based in the firm’s New York office, Boland is based in the Dallas office and Porges is based in the Los Angeles office. “Jeanette, David and David are widely respectedmore...
  • 8/25/15 8:17 am CDT

    Congressional dysfunction around tax reform hindering aggressive growth

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The nation’s finance chiefs are relatively optimistic about the future, but remain cautious in the face of domestic uncertainties like Congressional inaction on tax reform. This is according to the latest edition of Grant Thornton LLP’s CFO Survey, which reflects the insights of more than 900 chief financial officers and other senior financial executives across the United States. More than half (55 percent) of CFOs saymore...
  • 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...
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