Grant Thornton announces new Global Technology Industry Group
Steven Perkins named global leader
January 29, 2014 – Grant Thornton International Ltd today announced the creation of a Global Technology Industry Group. The group will be led by Steven Perkins, national managing director of the Technology Industry Practice at Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.
Initially, Perkins will lead a steering committee comprised of 17 leaders from across the Grant Thornton global network, focusing on IT services, software and cloud infrastructure, and electronic commerce and digital media. The group will provide a forum for Grant Thornton’s technology professionals worldwide to share insights into the opportunities and challenges facing technology organizations.
Terry Back, global head of Industries at Grant Thornton International Ltd, said:
“Around the world we are working with dynamic technology clients with an instinct for growth. The team of professionals we have put together from across the network will work together to provide clients with the professional service, advice and foresight they require for growth. I am pleased that Steve will lead the team as they collaborate to develop insights for businesses and commercial opportunities for the group.”
“I am enthusiastic about the formation of our global team of senior partners focusing on the technology industry,” said Perkins. “We appreciate that this sector is a source of innovation for the global economy and are strongly committed to helping our clients grow.”
Perkins has nearly 35 years of technology sector experience advising clients on the most effective use of information technology across a wide range of industries. He develops and executes strategies to assist technology companies grow profitability and manage risk.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he served in senior leadership roles with Fortune 100 technology companies, managing profit and loss, and building and leading teams for both the U.S. and international markets. He has senior management line experience in the technology, aerospace and defense, and professional services industries, as well as developing and managing global technology businesses providing information technology products and services to financial services, global government and health care. Additionally, he has consulted on IT strategy at the board level in the technology, financial services, manufacturing and utility industries.
Perkins has been a long-standing board member of the Technology Association of America Public Sector, a past board member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Public Buildings Authority and an active supporter of the Special Olympics International.
Perkins received a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Le Moyne College.
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SOURCE: Grant Thornton LLP