Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY18 net revenue of $1.87 billion) has named Jim Peko as the national MP of its advisory services practice.
Peko succeeds Srikant Sastry, who is credited with transforming the advisory practice into a full-service consultancy that has nearly doubled in size and revenue over the past five years.
Peko most recently served as national MP of the firm’s transaction services practice, where he guided a wide range of clients through a variety of complex transactions. The practice grew 17% annually over the last three years. Peko has served as a member of the firm’s partnership board for the past 20 months. In 2018, Consulting magazine named Peko a “Top 25 Consultant.”
“Jim has built a high-growth practice focused on creating value in a volatile market, and he has done so through innovative leadership and a people-first management style,” says Brad Preber, interim CEO of Grant Thornton. “He takes over a well-positioned advisory practice, and we know Jim will help our clients continue to grow and thrive.”