CHICAGO, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin McGrath, chief operating officer of Crowe Horwath LLP, has been selected to succeed Frank Arford as chief executive officer of Crowe Horwath International, coinciding with Arford's retirement on July 1, 2012.
Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S. and is the lead firm of Crowe Horwath International, which is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks with more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries.
In McGrath's role at Crowe Horwath LLP, he has overseen the firm's brand awareness strategy coinciding with its national expansion. He also leads the firm's specialized industry services, new product development and market facing activities. On an international level, McGrath has participated in the development of the current strategy for Crowe Horwath International and recently has been active in the pursuit of new member firms.
In his 35 years with Crowe Horwath LLP, McGrath provided accounting, auditing and consulting advice to hundreds of clients, predominately in the financial services industry. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and has participated at the national level on several profession-related committees.
"Kevin's strong background, experience and leadership skills make him an excellent choice to assume the leadership role," said Mark Hildebrand, chairman of the board of directors of Crowe Horwath International. "We are delighted to have him lead the execution of our strategy," added Hildebrand.
McGrath added, "I'm honored and excited to take this new position. Under Frank's leadership, Crowe Horwath International has achieved a single global brand with a defined strategy. I look forward to furthering his efforts to distinguish Crowe Horwath International among the global networks."
About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,500 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world. The network consists of 150 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 580 cities around the world.
About Crowe Horwath International
Crowe Horwath International is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks with more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in over 100 countries around the world. Crowe Horwath International's member firms are committed to impeccable quality service, highly integrated service delivery processes and a common set of core values that guide decisions daily. Each firm is well-established as a leader in its national business community and is staffed by nationals, thereby providing a knowledge of local laws and customs which is important to clients undertaking new ventures or expanding into other countries. Crowe Horwath International member firms are known for their personal service to privately and publicly held businesses in all sectors and have built an international reputation in the areas of audit, tax and advisory services.