August 10, 2020

Grant Thornton Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part II

It’s been more than four years since Going Concern has reported on someone changing their team colors from green to purple, but that happened recently as Grant Thornton nabbed a former managing partner at Deloitte Consulting to join its Public Sector Healthcare practice.

David B. Weir, Jr. has joined Grant Thornton LLP’s Public Sector Healthcare practice as a managing director. In this role, he is responsible for supporting Grant Thornton clients at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and across the public sector healthcare space.

Weir has more than 25 years of consulting experience serving commercial, public sector and nonprofit clients. He brings a depth of capability and experience in strategy, transformation, automation and innovation services with a focus on enabling client missions and enhancing employee experience.

“David’s notable experience and accomplishments in growing business lines, building client relationships and negotiating and managing federal contracts is a strong addition to our public-sector healthcare capabilities,” said Sharif Ambrose, managing principal, Public Sector Healthcare for Grant Thornton. “His innovative mindset and leadership has helped federal agencies and other organizations improve efficiency, execute strategic change management and bolster human capital management, and we’re excited he’ll be part of our future growth at Grant Thornton.”

Most recently, he was a managing director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he held multiple leadership roles across various sectors, including federal healthcare and defense. He also served as a managing director at BearingPoint, Inc. and held consulting roles with KPMG LLP and The Hackett Group earlier in his career.

David Weir Jr.

His LinkedIn bio offers us some other interesting information about DW, including that he has an active Top Secret security clearance; he has provided consulting services to such clients as Goodyear, Kodak, Sprint, JP Morgan, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency; and he founded the Deloitte Behavior Change Center of Excellence (CoE) in 2012.

And among the 57 people and organizations he follows on Twitter is Rickie Fowler because Grant Thornton.

Let’s hope it doesn’t take another four years to complete the “Grant Thornton poaching Deloitte” trilogy.

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Grant Thornton Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part I

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