Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY18 net revenue of $1.87 billion) announces that Bradley Preber has been selected as the firm’s CEO by the partnership board.
The board appointed Preber to the role following a comprehensive search process, and the firm’s partners and principals ratified the selection.
Preber has been serving as Grant Thornton’s interim CEO since June 2019, and will now serve as the firm’s CEO through July 31, 2022, which is his mandatory retirement date.
“Brad is a decisive leader who believes in delivering exceptional value to clients,” says Jim Wittmer, chairman of the firm’s partnership board. “As CEO, Brad will fuel Grant Thornton’s continued success providing innovative audit, tax and advisory services built on a foundation of quality.”
Preber says, “Today’s businesses face formidable challenges – from accelerating growth and keeping pace with technology to mitigating risks and enhancing audit quality. As CEO, I will help Grant Thornton build on our track record of helping clients overcome these challenges through our uniquely differentiated client services, and our singular ‘status go’ culture.”
Preber joined Grant Thornton in 2004, after serving as a partner at Arthur Andersen. He has held numerous leadership roles at Grant Thornton.