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Partners Lead Management Buy-Out of Baker Tilly Search & Staffing Subsidiary

CHICAGO (Dec. 7, 2021) – Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) announces the management buy-out of Baker Tilly Search & Staffing, a subsidiary of Baker Tilly US, LLP, effective Nov. 30. Led by partners Laura Huggett, Kim Herlitzka and Carver Smith, along with their directors, the new recruiting, staffing and executive search business will be called Truity Partners.

“Separating the business keeps independence at the forefront with our clients,” said Baker Tilly Managing Partner Thomas Walker, J.D. “While independent entities, Baker Tilly and Truity Partners will maintain our longstanding relationship and continue to be excellent referral sources for each other.”

“I am grateful to Baker Tilly for helping structure this deal and for the many years of support in building an award-winning business,” said Truity Partners President Laura Huggett. “We are excited for the future and look forward to doing more great things for our clients.”

About Baker Tilly US, LLP (

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 36,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion. Visit or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

About Truity Partners LLC (

Truity Partners LLC is an award-winning staffing and recruiting agency with finance, accounting and human resources as their specialties. Their 60 professionals maintain extensive candidate networks in Chicagoland, the Twin Cities and Wisconsin. They offer temporary staffing and consulting and direct hire solutions in their local geography along with executive search on a nationwide basis.