Grant Thornton reorganizes regional divisions, appoints new leaders

16 June 2023 3 min. read
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Grant Thornton US on Wednesday announced a newly designed regional structure and an array of new leadership appointments.

The reorganization and appointments aim to advance the firm’s business strategy and ongoing growth momentum. The Chicago-based firm grew revenues 16% in FY22 to reach $2.3 billion.

“The challenges confronting our clients require us to continuously deliver high-quality, integrated offerings that are personalized to meet their unique needs,” said Seth Siegel, CEO of Grant Thornton. “Our new leaders will do this by bringing us closer to our clients, delivering the right solutions and drawing our highly-skilled professionals together to act as one.”

The new appointments follow additions to the firm’s senior leadership team, announced last November.

The firm’s new regional managing partners are:

Sean Denham (Atlantic Coast), who will oversee offices including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Denham also serves as the firm’s audit growth leader and as national special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) leader. He previously was managing partner for Philadelphia.

Carlos Ferreira (Northeast) also serves as co-head of transaction advisory services at Grant Thornton International. He was previously national managing partner for private equity.

Grant Thornton reorganizes regional divisions, appoints new leaders

Nichole Jordan (Texoma) will oversee Texas and Oklahoma. She will continue to serve on the firm’s senior leadership team as national managing partner for geography. Jordan was previously managing partner for the Central region.

Mark Margulies (Southeast) also serves as market managing partner for South Florida. He was previously senior partner for the corporate tax reporting and advisory practice.

Tony Perazzo (West) was previously California market leader and managing partner for the Bay Area.

David Platt (Central) previously served as managing partner for the East region, Northeast region, and New England.

Grant Thornton promoted Greg Westfall to managing principal for private equity, succeeding Ferreira. Westfall was previously managing principal for New York City.

The accounting and consulting firm also announced Jeanna Shapiro as chief people and community officer, succeeding Michael Monahan, who held the role since 2019. Monahan will continue at Grant Thornton as a client-service principal providing human capital and workforce solutions.

Shapiro brings nearly 25 years of experience in talent, HR, and operational leadership. She joins from Oliver Wyman, where she chief operating officer for the Americas.

The firm promoted Omri Avdi to chief sales officer, succeeding Karen Hudson, who is retiring in August. Avdi previously served as a managing director and business development executive in the Los Angeles area.

Greg Wallig, currently the market managing principal for Washington, DC, was named head of public policy. In the new role, Wallig will serve as the firm’s primary liaison with members of Congress.

David Hazels will succeed Verne Bragg as managing partner for the consultancy’s shared services center in Bangalore and Kolkata, India, which employees more than 2,000 people. Bragg is rotating back to US-based responsibilities. Hazels was previously national managing partner of advisory services.