Consulting Magazine names Grant Thornton Principal Sylvia Cho among “Rising Stars of the Profession”


Sylvia ChoCHICAGO – Sylvia Cho, Transaction Services principal in Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services practice, has received Consulting's Rising Stars of the Profession award. Cho was recognized in the “Financial Consulting” category.

Now in its seventh year, Consulting’s “Rising Stars” are the best young talent the profession has to offer—35 consultants under the age of 35 poised to change the industry.

Cho joined Grant Thornton in 2011 as a manager and rose through the ranks of Valuation Services before becoming a principal in August 2018. She has cultivated a portfolio of deep client relationships over her tenure with the firm, helping them transform and create value for their business. Most recently, she led a successful divestiture and carve-out of a $30 billion asset under management business.

“Sylvia’s experience leading diverse projects across multiple industries has made her a trusted leader to our internal teams and clients alike,” said Jim Peko, Grant Thornton national managing principal of Transaction Services. “Sylvia’s fond of Ronald Reagan’s mantra, ‘There’s no limit to the good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.’ She truly embodies this mindset, which is core to our collaborative culture and focus on optimal client outcomes here at GT.”

Cho is vice president of the Business Valuation Association and an Advisory Board Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute VALCON. She also tutors underprivileged children as part of the Working in the Schools (WITS) program. Cho earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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