Brady Joins Grant Thornton to Lead Central Region

Jim Brady

Jim Brady

Jim Brady has joined Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY14 net revenue of $1.4 billion) as Central region MP, based in the firm’s Chicago office, effective Aug. 1.

Most recently, Brady served as Deloitte’s national MP for U.S. government affairs and public policy. In his new role, he will be responsible for all operations, including client service and professional matters, for Grant Thornton’s Great Plains, Midwest, Texoma and Great Lakes market territories. He will serve on the firm’s senior leadership team. Brady will work closely with Ed O’Brien, whom he will succeed upon O’Brien’s retirement from the firm.

“Jim is a widely respected and highly talented leader whose extensive global and domestic operations experience brings instrumental insights to both our clients and team throughout the Central region,” says J. Michael McGuire, CEO of Grant Thornton. “He will be integral in building upon the success that Ed achieved for the firm’s Central region and driving its continued growth.”

Brady has nearly 35 years of experience in professional services, including more than 20 as a partner serving Fortune 1000 companies. He has extensive experience auditing both large and medium-sized public and private companies. Previously, he focused on growth, talent and global operations as Deloitte’s U.S. national audit leader for growth enterprises and as the U.S. chief talent officer.

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