January 19, 2019

Grant Thornton CEO Mike McGuire Will Hang Around For a Few More Dynamic Years

While Grant Thornton U.K. is actively looking for a new CEO to replace Sacha Romanovitch, who is quitting after being stabbed in the back by a group of anonymous partners, everything is hunky-dory at Grant Thornton LLP, where the U.S. firm has decided to keep its current czar around for a little while longer.

A Nov. 6 press release said:

Grant Thornton LLP’s partnership board voted unanimously to extend Mike McGuire’s term as the firm’s chief executive officer (CEO) until July 31, 2021 – his mandatory retirement date.

The mustachioed McGuire took over as CEO in January 2015, replacing the dynamic Stephen Chipman.

Prior to becoming CEO, McGuire served on Grant Thornton’s senior leadership team as national managing partner of operations and previously was managing partner of the firm’s Carolinas practice. He also is an Arthur Andersen alum.

McGuire said he’s “excited to continue on this journey with my teammates at the firm and the clients we serve.”

And why wouldn’t he be excited? He’ll get to spend more time playing hooky from work during baseball season (was Mike hand-watering the infield grass before throwing out the first pitch?) …

… and doing more promotional videos with the Purple Rose of Chicago’s favorite golfer, Rickie Fowler.

Just don’t ever, ever, shave off that dynamic mustache, Mike.

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