A progressive leader who challenges conventional thinking, Whitman is guiding Baker Tilly to create the advisory CPA firm of the future, today. Under his leadership, Baker Tilly is an international organization that embraces disruption to serve clients with clarity and excellence. Whitman is driving bold investments in technology and innovation that enables a talented and growing workforce to thrive. A strong advocate for the profession, Whitman and his leadership team are personally involved in several strategic endeavors that are positioning accounting and advisory for the future. Beyond typical programs, Whitman is embedding the philosophy and practices of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all aspects of Baker Tilly.
Named CEO and chairman of the board of partners in 2016, Whitman previously led the firm’s Michigan market and developed the organization’s robust international services practice. He joined Baker Tilly in 2003, having spent 15 years with another national CPA firm where he led the middle-market tax practice.
In October 2021, Whitman began his four-year term as chairman of Baker Tilly International, a global network of independent accounting and consulting firms that spans 148 territories and 38,000 professionals.
Bachelor of Business Administration, accounting
Indiana University – Bloomington
Global CEO Program
IESE Business School
Leading Professional Service Firms
Harvard Business School