United States

McGladrey & Pullen Names Joe Adams as new Managing Partner and CEO


CHICAGO, IL – McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, a licensed CPA firm providing assurance services under the McGladrey brand, announced today that Joe Adams has been named Managing Partner and CEO of the firm effective May 1.

“Joe’s outstanding leadership and dedication to our clients and people is evident in his proven track record at McGladrey,” said Jerry Bourassa, Chairman of McGladrey & Pullen’s Board of Directors and member of the Managing Partner Selection Committee. “His commitment to quality and McGladrey’s success make him an excellent choice for the Managing Partner position. I’m looking forward to working with him in his new role overseeing McGladrey & Pullen’s national strategy and business operations.”

Adams joined McGladrey & Pullen in 1979, and became partner in 1987. He has held increasingly responsible leadership positions, including his current role as Leader of the Great Lakes Region.

“I’m honored to be chosen to lead a firm which is committed to serving the middle market with the highest quality and integrity,” commented Adams. “I’m looking forward to these new responsibilities, and continuing the excellent work that Dave Scudder did in this role.”

Adams graduated from DePaul University with a B.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. in Operations Management. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Entrepreneurial Institute.

About McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, is a licensed CPA firm that provides audit and attest services. McGladrey & Pullen operates in an alternative practice structure with RSM McGladrey, a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Though separate and independent legal entities, they work together under the McGladrey brand to serve clients' business needs. Together the companies rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services with 7,000 employees in nearly 90 offices. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP and RSM McGladrey, Inc. are each member firms of RSM International, a global affiliation of independent audit, tax and consulting firms.


Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations



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