December 2, 2020

Stephen Chipman Calling it a Career at Grant Thornton

Stephen Chipman, erstwhile CEO of Grant Thornton, blogger, romantic, inexperienced Chicagoan, incredibly unprepared Chicagoan, note writer, dynamic perpetual optimist etc. etc. is hanging it up after 34 years at the Purple Rose of Chicago:  

Grant Thornton LLP announced that Stephen Chipman, senior vice chairman of Grant Thornton LLP, has elected to retire early from the firm in order to pursue new opportunities in line with his professional ambitions, effective October 31, 2015.

“Stephen has demonstrated incredible stewardship, leadership and friendship during his tenure,” said J. Michael McGuire, Grant Thornton’s chief executive officer. “He has taken our firm to new heights during some of the most challenging times in the history of our profession and economy. He consistently has lived our values and leaves us with a stronger foundation that allows us to better serve our clients and positions our firm for long-term success.”

If this stings a little bit, rest assured, St. Stephen will not be far away:

Chipman will act as a consultant to the firm and has agreed to continue to represent the firm on the boards of key Chicago organizations, including Ravinia, World Business Chicago, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He will also remain an active member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

“After 34 years of serving in various roles across our global network, I’m honored by the opportunities that our organization has afforded me,” said Chipman. “I’m privileged to have worked with exceptional professionals around the globe. The people of Grant Thornton will always hold a special place in my heart. While this was not an easy decision by any means, I’m excited to be starting a new phase of my professional journey.”

There's a touch of emotion in that statement; impressive for an Englishman. We wish him well.

[GT]

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

Grant Thornton’s Revenue Barely Moved the Needle In FY 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the petals on the Purple Rose of Chicago wilted some this year. Despite reporting a record high $1.92 billion in revenue for the fiscal year that ended on July 31, Grant Thornton’s revenue only increased 1% in FY 2020 over last year’s $1.9 billion. CEO Brad Preber commented: “Our success […]