Jorge will leverage extensive global experience to help clients navigate and capitalize on rapidly changing international business landscape.
CHICAGO (July 31, 2017) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has named Jeff Jorge, principal, to lead the firm’s international services practice and expand the firm’s growing presence and reputation as a leading provider of professional services for global clients and organizations.
“Jeff is an influential and forward-thinking leader who knows how to succeed in the highly competitive international business environment,” Baker Tilly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan Whitman said. “He will continue to elevate our growing international influence while expanding services to our dynamic global clients.”
Jorge has previously served as Baker Tilly’s international growth services practice and Latin America-U.S. services desk leader. He joined Baker Tilly in June 2015 through a successful merger with Global Development Partners, a firm he founded, bringing additional and extensive global operations experience to the firm’s international services offerings.
"The pace of global change, pressure and opportunity continues to intensify for companies of nearly every size,” Jorge said. “I’m looking forward to leading our exceptional international services team as we help our clients to proactively respond to change, gain clarity amidst pressure, and amplify their ability to capitalize on opportunities across international borders."
Jorge is a leader in the global business community serving as bi-national board member and president of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (Great Lakes Chapter), a role which includes direct dialogue with administration officials in Washington, D.C. on the future of NAFTA, trade and fiscal policies.
He leads Baker Tilly’s Center for the Return of Manufacturing, a resource that helps middle market manufacturing companies initiate or return operations to the United States and assists them in unlocking export and global growth opportunities.
Jorge is actively engaged with many regional, national and international organizations. He serves as vice chairman of Automation Alley’s International Business Services Advisory Council, and is a frequent keynote speaker at numerous domestic and international conferences on matters related to global trade and foreign policy.
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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.