Kevin Pleiter joins Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory Practice

Nigel Smith

Kevin Pleiter has joined Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY17 net revenue of $1.75 billion) as a principal in its financial services advisory practice. Pleiter will be responsible for shaping and driving Grant Thornton’s innovation efforts in financial services and will work out of the firm’s Stamford, Conn., and New York offices, the firm announced.

Pleiter has more than 25 years of financial services experience. He spent the majority of his career advising global financial services firms across investment banking, asset management, wealth management and custody businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia.

“Kevin has deep knowledge of the financial services industry and understands how technology can solve business challenges,” says Nigel Smith, national financial services advisory leader for Grant Thornton. “As fintech continues to transform traditional financial services firms, Kevin’s lens will help us guide enterprises toward adopting technology at a manageable pace, taking a holistic, long-term approach that positions them to thrive.”

Pleiter’s financial services business and consulting experience began at Deutsche Bank in London before his time at Salomon Brothers and a Toronto-based fintech company. He spent the majority of his global career at IBM, serving most recently as vice president and senior client partner in the firm’s Global Business Services unit.