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Let’s Congratulate Deloitte’s New Audit and Consulting Bosses

Before I sit down to watch the NCAA men’s basketball championship game tonight, I’d be remiss not to tell you guys about some big news coming out of D-town this afternoon:

Deloitte US has appointed Lara Abrash as chair and CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP, leading Deloitte’s U.S. Audit & Assurance practice; Dan Helfrich as chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP; and John Peirson as CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, in each case effective June 2, 2019.

Lara Abrash

Abrash, currently deputy CEO for Deloitte & Touche, is taking over for Joe Ucuzoglu, who is replacing Cathy Engelbert as Deloitte CEO on June 2.

Let’s learn a little more about Lara:

Abrash brings more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, including 15 years as a partner. She previously served as the national managing partner of Audit Innovation and Client Service Delivery and as the chief operating officer of Deloitte’s U.S. Audit & Assurance practice. Her client service roles have included serving as the global lead client service partner on a variety of large multinational clients across multiple industries, including financial services, consumer products, technology and hospitality.

Oh, and she’s a member of the Deloitte US Board of Directors.

Dan Helfrich

Helfrich, currently a principal with Deloitte Consulting and head of the firm’s Government & Public Services practice, is succeeding Janet Foutty, who recently was elected chair of the Deloitte US Board of Directors.

Here’s the 411 on Dan:

In Helfrich’s more than 20 years with Deloitte, he has led large customer-centric transformations for both public and private sector clients. He also played roles as Deloitte’s chief strategy officer for Human Capital and the Civilian Government sector. In addition, he writes and speaks regularly on topics such as purpose-driven leadership, elevating citizen and customer experience, and the future of work.

John Peirson

And we can’t forget about Peirson, who currently serves as COO for Deloitte Consulting. Previously, he served as the COO for Risk and Financial Advisory and deputy CFO of Deloitte US.

Joe U. had some nice things to say about the three amigos:

“Lara, Dan, and John are visionary leaders with proven track records of serving our clients with distinction and driving transformative, technology-driven change. Each of these leaders is well positioned to drive Deloitte’s continued marketplace leadership across our practices as we deliver innovative offerings and solutions that further enhance the value we deliver to our diverse stakeholders.”

If you have some nice things to say about Lara, Dan, and John, or if you want to offer then well wishes, you can do so in the comments.

But more importantly, who you got in the game tonight: Virginia or Texas Tech?