Kim O'Connor appointed Boston office head at Grant Thornton

21 January 2019 2 min. read
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Kim O’Connor has been named the office managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Boston office. The experienced assurance partner has been with the Chicago-based accounting and consulting firm since 2004.

As an assurance partner, O’Connor has worked primarily with public and private international firms in life sciences and consumer industrial products. She has deep experience in M&A, restructuring, SEC reporting, and internal controls. She has also served as a relationship partner to numerous clients, helping them stay abreast of evolving challenges.

O’Connor has also taken an active role in Grant Thornton’s culture, previously serving on the firm’s culture steering committee. She has led dozens of training and workshop programs internally and externally, primarily focusing on the support of women in the workplace.

Her community involvement includes volunteering with charitable organizations Boys & Girls Club, Birthday Wishes, and Ronald McDonald House.

Kim O'Connor appointed Boston office head at Grant Thornton

Prior to heading the Boston office, she was partner-in-charge of the Westborough, MA Market. The Westborough office is one of the eight offices within Grant Thornton’s Northeast region, which also include Albany, Boston, Hartford, Manhattan, Melville, MetroPark, and Stamford. The Northeast region is the firm’s largest, with over 1,500 employees working across the region.

“New England is a dynamic market that is well-positioned for continued growth across all of our service lines,” said David Platt, Northeast regional managing partner at Grant Thornton LLP. “Kim’s passion for growing our practice across New England and sincere interest in our people make her the perfect leader for our Boston office.”

Before joining Grant Thornton in 2004, O’Connor spent 16 years with PwC, where she served as an audit and consulting partner. She holds a CPA designation in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). O’ Connor has a BS in economics from the Wharton School of Business.

In other Grant Thornton people news, Kevin Pleiter was recently brought in as a principal in Financial Services Advisory – splitting time between the firm’s Stamford and NYC offices. A long-time veteran of IBM, Pleiter brings over 25 years of financial services consulting experience to the role.