CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO — Rimma Tabakh, the managing partner of Grant Thornton’s San Francisco office, has been recognized as one of the “Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times. Tabakh and her fellow 2022 honorees were unveiled in the publication’s print issue and celebrated at an award ceremony this month.
The award winners spanned a variety of industries, and they were chosen for their creativity, passion, vision and perseverance — as well as the impact they have in their local community. Tony Perazzo, the managing partner of Grant Thornton’s West Region, said Tabakh is known for those qualities throughout the firm.
“Rimma has an admirable ability to pinpoint exactly what clients need to excel even beyond what they thought was possible,” Perazzo said. “That’s a skill every organization needs, particularly in a fast-paced environment like the Bay Area.”
“Rimma has played a major role in our continued growth in the Bay Area,” Perazzo continued, “specifically in industries like tech and manufacturing. I’m thrilled the San Francisco Business Times has recognized her with this well-deserved honor.”
Tabakh joined Grant Thornton in 2002, and in the last two decades, she has excelled in a variety of successive leadership roles. She served as the firm’s U.S. Resident Partner in China for three years, and shortly afterward, she served for three years as the firm’s Audit practice leader in the Greater Bay Area.
In addition to her current role as office managing partner in San Francisco, Tabakh also serves as an Audit partner and the director of Grant Thornton’s International Business Center for the firm’s West Region. In each of these roles, she has led initial and secondary public offerings, overseen various SEC filings, and advised a myriad of American, Asian and European companies on cross-border transactions.
For her part, Tabakh said the award is a testament to the mentors, mentees and colleagues who have played instrumental roles in her work and career thus far.
“My longtime mentor always told me, ‘Focus on people first, and the rest will follow,’” she said. “I live by those words every day at Grant Thornton, and I know our people-first community will help our firm reach even greater heights in the future.”
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