Bradford to lead Grant Thornton in Wisconsin

Jeff Bradford has been named office managing partner for Grant Thornton LLP’s Wisconsin practice, effective August 1.

Bradford replaces Jeff Robinson, who has served as Wisconsin offices managing partner for the audit, tax and advisory firm since April 2011. Robinson has worked at Grant Thornton since 2002, and before that worked for 28 years at Chicago-based accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP until its collapse. Robinson, 62, will retire.

Bradford joined Grant Thornton in 2002 and currently serves as a partner in the company’s national transaction advisory services practice. He provides merger and acquisition advisory services to a variety of corporate and private equity clients, and has extensive audit and transaction advisory experience. Bradford is a certified public accountant in both Wisconsin and Texas, and holds a master’s in accounting and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

In his new role, he will oversee Grant Thornton’s Wisconsin market, which includes offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Appleton. Grant Thornton International Ltd. is based in London, and its U.S. subsidiary, Grant Thornton LLP, is based in Chicago.

“Jeff brings a combination of proven leadership skills, vast knowledge and a strong understanding of our dynamic clients’ needs throughout the Wisconsin marketplace,” said Vince Tomkinson, Grant Thornton’s Midwest managing partner. “He will be integral in building upon the momentum that Jeff Robinson and the audit, tax and consulting teams established for the firm’s Wisconsin practice during the past four years.”

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