Crowe appoints Mike Edwards as managing principal of consulting practice

04 March 2024 1 min. read
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Crowe US, a mid-market accounting and consulting firm, has hired Mike Edwards as managing principal of its consulting practice.

Based in the firm’s Chicago headquarters, Edward will assume leadership of the 2,000-person consulting team on April 1, 2024. He will report to CEO Mark Baer.

“Our Consulting and Advisory offerings continue to drive tremendous growth, and we've built a strong team of professionals offering market-leading solutions and unrivaled client service,” said Baer. “We're proud to add a leader of Mike's caliber, who brings significant global experience and a values-based approach to client service and team leadership. He makes our firm even stronger as we drive additional growth and scale to meet market demand.”

Edwards joins Crowe from EY, where he spent 13 years and was latterly a principal and consumer supply chain leader for the Americas region. He was also previously supply chain leader for the US West region.

Crowe appoints Mike Edwards as managing principal of consulting practice

Edwards also previously spent two years with General Mills, where he was a senior leader for supply chain improvement.

He has an MBA from Indiana University Bloomington and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Notre Dame.

"I am thrilled to join Crowe, a firm with an impeccable reputation built on culture and values," said Edwards. "We know the needs of our clients and our people are ever evolving, and our firm is committed to continuously redefining value, innovating, and providing an unrivaled people and client experience.”

Crowe’s consulting practice has offerings across enterprise risk and compliance, organizational change, supply chain visibility, cybersecurity, and technology implementation.

Crowe has more than 5,000 employees nationwide. It is the 11th-largest CPA firm in the United States, according to Inside Public Accounting, with annual revenue of $1.3 billion.