Chris Geier officially began his tenure as MP of Naperville, Ill.-based Sikich (FY15 net revenue of $116.6 million) on Jan. 1, replacing former CEO Jim Sikich, who plans to retire at the end of the year.
“It’s an exciting time of growth for Sikich, and I am ready to get to work as the firm’s new leader,” Geier says. “I have been involved in the firm’s leadership for several years and am very familiar with the depth of expertise and talent across our many practice areas. I am confident we are well-positioned to achieve our ambitious growth goals in the years ahead.”
The firm’s partners elected Geier to the role of MP and CEO last May. Geier will oversee Sikich’s strategic direction and future growth. Prior to becoming CEO, Geier was PIC of the firm’s advisory services and investment banking practice and a member of the executive board. Geier has held C-level operating roles at both private and publicly traded companies and has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions across multiple industries. He joined Sikich in 2008.
The leadership transition comes at a time of expansion for Sikich. In 2016, the firm acquired Akron, Ohio-based BCG & Co., a firm specializing in audit and assurance, tax, technology and wealth management services, and Glendale, Calif.-based technology firm SCS.