Baker Tilly names new International Services and International Assurance leaders

CHICAGO - Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce Adam Grinde as the new leader for the firm’s International Services practice and Mike McKee as the new leader for the firm’s International Assurance practice.

“Our International Services practice has been growing steadily enabling us to have a unique, sustainable competitive advantage in our markets," said Timothy L. Christen, CEO. “By having Adam and Mike in leadership roles in our International Services and International Assurance practices, we will better meet the changing dynamics of our clients."

Grinde is currently in the Manufacturing and Distribution Group and serves as the Chicago International Services leader where he has successfully built a partner client book through leading with our international platform and the BTI network. Grinde also leads the Baker Tilly US – German desk where he has instilled multi-disciplinary cooperation. He has extensive experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, research and resolution of complex accounting and disclosure issues, and significant project management of process improvement, business consulting, and strategy development. Grinde spent 2 ½ years in Japan with a Big 4 firm prior to joining Baker Tilly in 2008. He has more than 18 years of audit and advisory experience in both public and private companies.

McKee currently serves as the firmwide leader of the Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies practice and has led the US-UK desk. He is a founding member of Baker Tilly International Attest Committee and successfully developed significant collaborative attest engagements. He is a frequent participant at the Baker Tilly International network conferences which has led to many mutually beneficial member firm relationships. A significant portion of his partner client responsibilities are with listed international groups. Since 1994, Mike has focused on serving public and private fast-paced entrepreneurial businesses. He has assisted both domestic and international companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, life sciences, software, internet, and clean-tech. Mike routinely works closely with management on corporate matters such as financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other expansion related activities.

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