Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY18 net revenue of $1.87 billion) has announced that the former CEO, Mike McGuire, will retire in February.
McGuire served as Grant Thornton’s CEO from 2014 to 2019, transitioning to the role of CEO emeritus last August. He was succeeded in the CEO post by Bradley J. Preber.
One of his accomplishments during his tenure was improving firm culture and investing in a brand development program. Under his leadership, the firm added large clients, recorded record revenues and produced audit-quality results that are some of the best in the accounting profession, the firm says.
“Participating in this work as a teammate, partner and leader has been the greatest honor of my professional life,” McGuire says in a statement.
Preber adds, “Mike has been an outstanding colleague and leader for our firm – and a good friend to all of us – for the past 17 years. Without his leadership, we would not be the firm we are today, with a clear opportunity to compete and win at the highest levels of our profession.”
Before taking the helm at Grant Thornton, McGuire served in several leadership posts, including national MP of markets, industry, people and culture. He joined Grant Thornton in 2002 after 20 years at Arthur Andersen.