Laura Adams joins CrossCountry Consulting as government contracting leader

28 May 2024 2 min. read
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Laura Adams has joined CrossCountry Consulting, a McLean, VA-based management consultancy, as a partner in the accounting advisory practice and national leader of the government contracting industry.

Based in Washington, DC, Adams will lead the firm’s expansion across the aerospace, defense, and government contracting industry, as well as play a key role in the firm’s strategy, operations, and growth in the DC metro market.

Adams brings nearly 30 years of industry and professional services experience focusing on complex accounting and financial transactions. She has deep expertise across technical accounting, risk and compliance, and reporting requirements facing public company and government contractors.

“Complying with government contracts while still prioritizing operational efficiency can be a difficult balance for finance, risk, and security executives. Laura’s deep experience working in multiple functions across the Office of the CFO translates to valuable perspectives and a unique ability to serve our current and future clients in the government contracting industry,” said Erik Linn, co-founder and managing partner at CrossCountry Consulting.

Laura Adams joins CrossCountry Consulting as government contracting leader

Adams joins CrossCountry from Booz Allen Hamilton, where she spent the last 15 years and most recently served as SVP and treasurer. Before that, she was controller and chief accounting officer.

Earlier in her career, she spent 13 years in EY’s audit and assurance practice, latterly as a senior manager advising large companies in the government contracting industry.

Adams has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management from the University of Richmond.

“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues at CrossCountry to expand our team at a greater scale and build on our strong foundation of integrated service offerings to deliver value to our government contracting clients,” Adams said.

Founded in 2011, CrossCountry provides CFOs, CIOs, other corporate functional leaders, and private equity clients with services in accounting advisory, business transformation, corporate transactions, risk and compliance, technology, cybersecurity, and data and analytics.

The firm has industry expertise across financial services, life sciences, TMT, real estate and hospitality, and government contracting.

CrossCountry has over 1,000 employees listed on LinkedIn and seven offices in the United States, as well as international locations in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, and the Philippines.