CHICAGO - Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce Tim Christen, Chairman and CEO, has been named to In Business magazine’s 2013 Hall of Fame. In Business magazine is the premier business-to-business publication in the Greater Madison, Wisconsin region. Inductees into the Hall of Fame class of 2013 were recognized for excellence in both business and philanthropic endeavors.
"It’s very gratifying to be recognized with the people you’re trying to serve. I know I should differentiate between an individual honor and one honoring our firm, but it’s intertwined because we’re in the service business and we’re being recognized by the business community. It’s humbling," Christen said.
Christen has been CEO of Baker Tilly since 1999. During his tenure the firm has experienced rapid expansion through an aggressive merger and acquisition strategy. In 2009, the firm changed its name to Baker Tilly, one of eight globally branded accounting networks, giving the firm global reach. "The growth and the globalization of the firm is the business achievement of which I’m most proud."
Christen is also proud of the firm’s commitment to their communities, evidenced in the firm’s HERO (Helping Enrich Relationships through Outreach) program. The HERO program supports the efforts of employees in community activities by providing an annual allotment of time off with pay to employees who volunteer their time to community service projects. "We are proud that our people give back to our communities both personally and professionally. Service to our communities is an important element of our Stewardship value and the focus we place on our communities is part of what makes Baker Tilly exceptional," Christen said.
About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.