By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Crowe Horwath International, ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks, announced today that Mark Hildebrand will be retiring after having served on its board since 1999 and as its Chairman since 2007. Crowe Horwath International’s member firms have elected Andrew Pianca to succeed him, effective January 1, 2013.
Hildebrand is retiring with nearly 40 years in the accounting industry, including 8 years as CEO of Crowe Horwath LLP, the largest member firm of the international organization. “Mark has done a wonderful job building Crowe Horwath International’s reputation worldwide and preparing our network to compete for upmarket international business,” said Andrew Pianca, incoming Chairman of the board of directors of Crowe Horwath International.
Hildebrand also served as Chairman of Crowe Horwath International’s strategic planning committee for 9 years and is widely credited with designing and guiding the strategic plan that moved the network from a loose confederation of firms to a globally competitive integrated network. Under his Chairmanship, Crowe Horwath International saw its global presence extended from 70 to 109 countries and its revenues grow consistently in spite of recent challenges in the globally economy.