Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY14 net revenue of $1.4 billion) named Carlos Otal MP of its global public sector (GPS).
Currently, Otal serves as MP for Grant Thornton’s GPS financial management advisory and audit services, where he has led the growth of the firm’s financial management consulting and assurance offerings to federal, state, local and international governments. Otal succeeds Srikant Sastry, who became the national MP of Grant Thornton’s advisory services earlier this year. In his new role, Otal will serve on the firm’s national leadership team.
“Carlos’ outstanding leadership skills combined with his commitment to quality service and unmatched ability to solve today’s toughest fiscal challenges for the firm’s clients give him an excellent foundation to head our industry-leading GPS practice,” says Sastry. “He will be integral to expanding the services that will help our clients enhance their performance, leading our talented group of GPS professionals and building upon the success of this rapidly growing practice.”
Otal has nearly 25 years of experience spanning the full range of management improvement services — from internal and financial statement auditing to organizational and process improvement to the assessment and implementation of enterprise systems. This includes program management, strategy, acquisition and business model development for clients installing enterprise solutions, implementing large-scale commercial off-the-shelf software, or migrating to a shared service provider.