Seattle-based IPA 100 firm Moss Adams LLP (FY20 net revenue of $820 million) has selected Eric Miles as its next chairman and CEO, effective April 1, 2022. Miles will succeed current chairman and CEO Chris Schmidt upon his retirement in March of 2022.
“I had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most dedicated and brilliant professionals during my tenure, and Eric is a prime example of that,” says Schmidt, who joined the firm in 1986 and has served as chairman and CEO since 2013. “I have great confidence in his ability to lead the firm forward as CEO and bring great value to the clients, employees and communities that Moss Adams serves.”
Miles joined Moss Adams in 1998 and currently leads the firm’s consulting services, overseeing more than 50 distinct service lines. His experience at the firm has covered a wide variety of practice areas, including operations, compliance, accounting, information technology and fraud prevention. He is a member of the firm’s executive committee and previously led the technology, communications and media and life sciences practices.
“Chris skillfully led Moss Adams through a time of incredible disruption, evolution and growth during his tenure as CEO,” says Miles. “His intense focus on our clients and our people, combined with his unwavering commitment and energy, have positioned us well to execute on the firm’s 2025 strategic plan and beyond.”