McGladrey Names Bill Gorman Chief Operating Officer
McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, announced today that Bill Gorman will succeed Mike Kirley as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective September 1, 2015.
In this role, Gorman will be responsible for overseeing business planning and strategy execution, as well as the firm’s five regions, accounting industry services business and integrated marketing communications team.
“Bill has been a key member of our firm’s leadership team since 2011,” said McGladrey Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams. “He has played a crucial role in the development and execution of our strategy, and I look forward to continuing to work with him to advance our firm and the services we provide to clients in his new role as COO.”
Gorman most recently served as managing partner of the firm’s Southeast Region, responsible for operations, client service and people management from Baltimore to South Florida.
“I have had the tremendous opportunity to be involved in the development of McGladrey’s strategy,” said Gorman. “I am excited to step into my new role as COO and bring the strategy and the firm’s vision to be the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders to life – both domestically and around the world.”
Gorman brings more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession to this role. He has served as a member of McGladrey’s national leadership team since 2011 and previously held assurance leadership roles in the firm’s East Region and Mid-Atlantic Economic Unit. Gorman has also served on the McGladrey Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University and a member of the AICPA and Maryland Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Gorman is also active in the community, having served as board member and board chair for various organizations, including Bon Secours Hospital and Bon Secours Health Systems, Inc., Baltimore, Maryvale Preparatory School, Sellinger Business School of Loyola University, Business School of Mount Saint Mary’s University, and Baltimore Country Club. He will remain in the firm’s Baltimore, Maryland office located at 100 International Drive, Suite 1400, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.
Kirley will continue to be a partner with McGladrey and maintain responsibility for the firm’s international strategy. He will also continue in his role as Chairman of the RSM International Board of Directors.
“Mike has been instrumental in making McGladrey the firm it is today,” said Adams. “He is a shining example of our core value of stewardship in his decision to step out of the COO role to make room for a new leader. I look forward to continuing to work with him to drive our international strategy.”
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