Sifer Joins Grant Thornton as Managing Director

Sifer Joins Grant Thornton as Managing Director
Kathleen Sifer

Kathleen Sifer

Kathleen Sifer has joined Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY15 net revenue of $1.6 billion) as a managing director, responsible for leading its public sector federal financial regulatory practice.

Based in the firm’s Alexandria, Va., office, she will lead quality delivery and business development efforts for financial regulatory clients.

Sifer has deep leadership and management experience at global public and private sector organizations. Most recently she was a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led the firm’s strategic positioning on Dodd-Frank legislation and its attendant impact on regulatory agencies and financial institutions. She also led numerous enterprise-wide business transformations, strategic planning, shared service and process improvements, and change management initiatives for bank regulators and global financial institutions.

“Kathleen brings to Grant Thornton deep experience in navigating the complex regulatory requirements of the financial services industry,” says Carlos Otal, national MP of Grant Thornton Public Sector. “Her background and leadership will enhance our capabilities for clients preparing for changes to the regulatory environment under the new administration.”

Before joining Booz Allen, Sifer spent three years in the Peace Corps, where she served as country director for Ecuador, Bolivia and the Republic of Georgia. During her 10-year career at Bank of America, she served as global treasury services executive for the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong.