Chief Executive Officer
J. Michael (Mike) McGuire is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Grant Thornton LLP. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. McGuire has more than 30 years of experience working closely with clients in a variety of industries, including technology, services, construction, manufacturing, venture capital, distribution, retail and franchising. He has significant experience in capital markets transactions ranging from venture capital to initial public offerings. He has advised numerous companies in a variety of industries on merger and acquisition strategies, due diligence and deal structure.
Prior to his election as CEO, he served as national managing partner – operations. Previously, McGuire served as the national managing partner of Markets, Industry, People & Culture and served as the managing partner of the firm’s Carolinas practice, which includes offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Columbia, S.C.
McGuire serves on the board of directors of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Queens University of Charlotte. He serves as chairman of the board for Advantage Carolina.
McGuire received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management information systems from Bowling Green State University and is a certified public accountant in Illinois and North Carolina.
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