Alan D. Whitman

Alan D. Whitman

Chief Executive Officer, CPA, CGMA · +1 (248) 368 8833

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Chief Executive Officer Alan Whitman leads Baker Tilly in its fundamental mission to enhance and protect our clients’ value. 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.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Detroit Economic Club, treasurer and board member
  • CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Michigan Israel Business Bridge, board member
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants




Indiana University – Bloomington
Bachelor of Business Administration, accounting

IESE Business School – Global CEO Program

Harvard Business School – Leading Professional Service Firms