Mayor Emanuel announced that McGladrey LLP will move its headquarters to Chicago.
"I welcome McGladrey to Chicago and commend them on their choice of Chicago for their corporate headquarters," said Mayor Emanuel. "McGladrey will create significant economic opportunity and job growth throughout Chicago as it supports its local clients and grows its business. Chicago has the talent that will help McGladrey thrive for years to come."
McGladrey is the sixth company to relocate its corporate headquarters to the City of Chicago. Attracting corporate headquarters is a key focus of the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, produced by World Business Chicago earlier this year at Mayor Emanuel's request. McGladrey joins Federal Savings Bank, GE Transportation, ThyssenKrupp, Sara Lee, and Sagence Partners as companies that have opted to move either their corporate or North American Headquarters to the city.
"As a global business hub, Chicago provides an outstanding climate to fuel McGladrey's future growth domestically and abroad," said McGladrey managing partner and CEO Joe Adams. "McGladrey is uniquely focused on serving middle-market businesses, which are the backbone of the global economy, and Chicago is a central location that provides convenient access to our many U.S. offices, our clients and the global locations where they operate. We look forward to making strong contributions to the Chicago community as we continue to grow our talent and client base here."
McGladrey is the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, and it is now the largest certified public accounting firm headquartered in Chicago. The firm opened its first downtown office in 1985 and now has more than 1,000 employees serving over 3,500 business and individual clients in the Chicago metro area.
Known for its focus on middle-market businesses, McGladrey provides global expertise to clients through dedicated local teams in 75 U.S. offices and through its international network in 90 countries. McGladrey's professionals bring a deep level of understanding and fresh insights to help clients solve their most complex business and compliance challenges.
McGladrey anticipates hiring 300 to 500 new professionals in the Chicago area over the next five years to meet the increasing needs of the firm's Chicago-based clients and to support the firm's corporate operations.
McGladrey LLP is the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with more than 6,500 professionals and associates in 75 offices nationwide. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm, and is a member of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms.