Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY17 net revenue of $1.75 billion) has named George Serafin as the firm’s national managing principal of industry.
In this newly created role, Serafin will work closely with Grant Thornton industry MPs to execute strategy while creating a consistent industry program and client experience across its practices.
In addition to his new role, Serafin will continue to serve as national managing principal of Grant Thornton’s health care/life sciences practice, as well as regulatory and compliance services principal.
“George brings a unique blend of industry, technology and consulting knowledge and experience to our firm and clients,” says Nichole Jordan, national MP of markets, clients and industry for Grant Thornton. “He’s been instrumental in growing our health care/life sciences practice, and his continued leadership in this new role will enable us to deepen client relationships and share valuable insights with client executives.”
Serafin has served as national managing principal of health care/life sciences since August 2017 after joining Grant Thornton that January. Serafin started his career in industry, working for companies including Novartis, Roche and Fresenius Medical Care before transitioning to technology at SAP. Serafin has also served as Deloitte & Touche LLP’s health care and life sciences regulatory practice leader.