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Gray, Gray & Gray Poaches Someone From EY and Issues a Press Release, Part I

Bryan Pearce spent 38 years at EY. That’s an eternity in public accounting, let alone a 38-year career with only one firm in public accounting.

Think about it: Ronald freakin’ Reagan was in the Oval Office when Pearce joined the Black and Yellow.

Bryan Pearce

During his time with EY, Pearce was most well-known for being the firm’s global leader of entrepreneurship, where he was responsible for overseeing EY’s Entrepreneur of The Year program, which operates in more than 50 countries.

He’s so beloved by EY that he still has a page on the firm’s website, even though he retired from EY last June. It’s like he never left.

But he did. And now he’s started a new job with Gray, Gray & Gray.

Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP , one of New England’s leading accounting and advisory firms, has announced that Bryan Pearce has joined the firm as Director of a newly formed Strategic Business Planning Practice Group. Pearce leads a team of authoritative professionals from across a range of disciplines to assist clients seeking to develop intentional growth strategies for their business.

“Bryan Pearce is an innovative thinker and experienced entrepreneurial business strategist,” said Jim DeLeo, MBA, CPA/MST, Leading Partner of Gray, Gray & Gray. “Bryan will be an enormous resource for clients. By developing, organizing and helping teams to execute strategic business initiatives, Bryan will help to support sustainable and profitable growth for clients at all phases of the business life cycle.”

While this might not be a poaching in the true sense of the word, we’d like to think that Pearce had started discussions with GG&G and had something in the works when he called it quits at EY. Regardless, it’s still quite the hire for GG&G, getting someone with Pearce’s know-how of growth strategies, building teams, accessing capital, and international expansion.

[Gray, Gray & Gray]