Somich Joins Baker Tilly


Michael Somich

Michael Somich

Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (FY16 net revenue of $522.3 million) welcomes Michael Somich, Duke University and Health System’s former executive director of the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, to the firm’s advisory practice.

“Mike’s leadership experience in transforming Duke’s internal audit function into a valued strategic partner and effectively integrating risk and compliance management into senior leaders’ critical daily decision-making further strengthens Baker Tilly’s ability to bring innovative and impactful solutions to our higher education and health care clients,” says Raina Rose Tagle, Baker Tilly’s higher education advisory services leader.

Somich served in the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance for almost 12 years, reporting to the three chairs of the board committees focused on internal audit, risk and compliance at Duke University, Duke University Health System and DUMAC Inc. During his time at Duke, Somich established an integrated compliance and risk management governance approach and framework, and advised leaders on critical risk issues and responses.

“The perspective Mike has gained while serving as a key advisor to leaders of a prestigious and complex research institution will help our clients to navigate the complexities they face on a daily basis,” Rose Tagle says.

“I am excited to join Baker Tilly and have the opportunity to work for a premier higher education and health care consulting practice where I can make an impact on risk and compliance programs,” says Somich, a frequent public speaker and industry luminary.