Grant Thornton LLP consolidates Advisory Services

Grant Thornton LLP announces the appointment of Greg Pitzer and Larry Redler as co-national managing principal and partner, respectively, of the Advisory Services practice. The new Advisory Services practice combines Grant Thornton's advisory service lines, including more than 800 professionals nationwide, into one, seamless division of the firm. The Advisory Services practice delivers expertise and client-focused solutions in a variety of areas, including: governance, risk and compliance; information technology; forensics, investigations and litigation; transaction advice; due diligence; corporate advisory and restructuring, valuation; business strategy and performance improvement.

"The appointment of this national Advisory Services leadership team further strengthens Grant Thornton's ability to provide innovative, customized solutions to organizations throughout their life cycle," says Ed Nusbaum, Grant Thornton's chief executive officer. "Our clients expect us to deliver the right resources and the right services without being constrained by internal silos or geography."

Grant Thornton National Managing Partner of Audit and Advisory Services Russ Wieman adds, "As leaders, Larry and Greg see the bigger picture and are veterans at differentiating Grant Thornton in the marketplace and the profession. Bringing their talents and integrating the firm's advisory teams together will enable us to deliver integrated services in a more streamlined and strategic manner."

Pitzer has served as Grant Thornton's national managing principal for the Business Advisory Services practice since 2002, a practice which encompasses a full suite of risk management, information technology, operational and strategic services. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he was with Arthur Andersen for 12 years, where he served as the national partner-in-charge of the firm's Regulatory Risk Consulting group, which he founded. Pitzer is a graduate of Central State University, Oklahoma City. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Redler joined Grant Thornton in 1980 and has served as Grant Thornton's Economic Advisory Services national managing partner, responsible for overseeing forensics technology, investigations, litigation, valuation and corporate advisory and restructuring services. Serving clients in a broad range of industries, he has significant experience in forensic accounting, expert witness testimony and other litigation services. Redler is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Integrated Resource Manager–American Production and Inventory Control Society and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

For more information about Grant Thornton's Advisory Services practice, please visit www.grantthornton.com/advisory.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, a global accounting, tax and business advisory organization. Through member firms in more than 110 countries, including 50 offices in the United States, the partners and employees of Grant Thornton member firms provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients around the globe. Visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.

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