Adam Grinde

Adam L. Grinde


Managing Partner

+1 (312) 729 8323

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Adam is managing partner of Baker Tilly's Illinois market. He provides leadership, management and strategic direction to grow the firm within the market. In addition, he fosters team member development and engagement, strengthening the firm’s presence in the community.

With more than 20 years of audit and advisory experience, working with both domestic and multinational companies, Adam brings a valuable perspective on growth and problem-solving. He shares the knowledge, resources, and power of our Baker Tilly International network to deliver exceptional results.

Adam brings a substantial and unique blend of experience working with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies to navigate purchase accounting, working capital adjustments, opening balance sheet and exit strategy matters. Outside of audits, Adam also specializes in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, the research and resolution of complex accounting issues and project management of process improvement/strategy development.

  • Provides attest services for public and private companies in various manufacturing and distribution industry sectors
  • Develops internal control frameworks supporting key business processes for public and private companies
  • Performs transaction advisory services throughout the lifecycle of a business transaction
  • Works with international businesses (or companies aspiring to grow internationally) to ensure global strategies are executed effectively and seamlessly
  • Worked internationally in Osaka, Japan to provide technical guidance for several U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) companies by coordinating the international execution of audits and performing extensive international due diligence across the globe
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA National Advanced Accounting and Auditing
  • Technical Symposium, speaker
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, president’s circle
  • World Trade Center Chicago
  • Illinois Council of Feed My Starving Children, member
  • Robert and Ann Lurie Children’s Foundation Board, member
  • Feed My Starving Children, board member
  • Alzheimer’s Association Accounting Industry Leadership Council, member


Chicago, IL


Bachelor of Science in accounting
Northern Illinois University – DeKalb

Executive Leadership Development Program
The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business