Grant Thornton Extends McGuire’s Term as CEO

Mike McGuire

The partners of Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY17 net revenue of $1.75 billion) have voted unanimously to extend Mike McGuire’s term as CEO until July 31, 2021 – his mandatory retirement date.

“Mike has led our firm to great success over the past four years on many important fronts, from financial results to culture, and from innovation to quality,” says Dave Wedding, chairman of the partnership board. “This term extension means Mike can continue to lead Grant Thornton’s ‘Status Go’ approach to helping our clients overcome challenges and create value.”

Since becoming CEO in January 2015, McGuire and his leadership team have steered Grant Thornton to record-setting revenue, improved quality and invested in the firm’s culture and brand, the firm says. In addition, McGuire and his team are developing innovative capabilities aimed at transforming the professional services industry in the years to come.

“Businesses today face constant disruption and have to move at great speed,” says McGuire. “We’ve spent the past four years at Grant Thornton being intentional in executing our strategy and transforming our firm to ensure success in a complex and evolving business environment – and helping our clients do the same.”

Prior to assuming the CEO post, McGuire served on the firm’s senior leadership team as the national managing partner of operations