Baker Tilly names Timothy Costello head of enterprise solutions and operations

31 July 2023 2 min. read
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Baker Tilly US, a mid-market accounting and consulting firm, has appointed Timothy Costello as managing partner for enterprise solutions and operations. He is based in the firm’s Chicago headquarters.

Costello brings more than 35 years of experience in professional services and technology to Baker Tilly, where he will oversee finance, enterprise technology, data analytics, corporate development, and administrative functions.

In the newly created role, Costello will report to the firm’s COO and lead strategic initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and streamline business processes.

A longtime CEO and CFO, Costello has deep expertise in strategy, finance, operations, and organization.

He joined Baker Tilly last year when it acquired True Partners Consulting, a Chicago-based tax specialist where he served as CEO for two years and CFO for 15 years.

Baker Tilly names Timothy Costello head of enterprise solutions and operations

Before that, Costello spent nine years as CFO of Sphere Communications, a telecom software company.

He began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he spent a decade and was latterly a senior manager working on engagements in audit, compliance, and due diligence.

Costello has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

"Tim's extensive experience and keen understanding of our partners and practitioners make him the perfect fit for this crucial role,” said Chuck Droege, COO of Baker Tilly US. “His vision, combined with his technical and financial acumen, will undoubtedly propel Baker Tilly forward."

The firm earlier this year appointed Gregg Hamilton-Piercy as leader of its newly formed valuation practice.

"Having been a client of Baker Tilly, I gained valuable insights into the firm's dedication to excellence and commitment to client success,” Costello said. “Now, I am excited to bring this unique client perspective into my leadership role, ensuring that our services continue to exceed expectations and deliver exceptional value to our clients."

Baker Tilly US is the 10th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States, with $1.31 billion in annual revenue.  It is part of the Baker Tilly international network of accountancies, which spans 150+ countries and has $4.7 billion in combined annual revenue.