News: Crowe MacKay Names New CEO

June 1st, 2016 Bruce Picton

Crowe MacKay is pleased to announce the appointment of J.W. Bruce Picton, CPA, CA, ICD.D  as its new CEO, effective immediately.

“We wanted our new CEO to be someone who shared our values and commitment to Western and Northern Canada. Bruce has a successful track record serving the needs of owner-managed business, professionals, First Nations and non- profit organizations. He knows the markets that we serve and will ensure that we continue to develop our firm to maximize the range of services we provide” said Don Turri, firm Chairman and member of the Crowe MacKay Executive Committee.

Bruce comes to Crowe MacKay with a history of driving growth through his leadership roles in accounting and advisory firms. His client-centric perspective, combined with his team building and leadership skills, have been key to his success. Bruce has extensive public company and non-profit governance experience and has provided trusted advice to successful businesses across a wide spectrum of industries.  Corporate governance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and taxation advice, all delivered with a strong relationship focus have been hallmarks of Bruce’s career.

“I’m very excited to join Crowe MacKay – the opportunity to work with this respected team and to grow the organization in Western and Northern Canada is a tremendous privilege,” Picton said. “I look forward to applying Crowe MacKay’s core values in creating new opportunity for our clients and our people.”

About Crowe MacKay

2016 marks Crowe MacKay’s 47th year in practice and while our core beliefs and values have not wavered, much has changed in this near half-century. We place our clients at the heart of everything we do – as our clients evolve, we strive to exceed their expectations. With our 47 partners and 230 team members in eight locations in Western and Northern Canada, we provide a wide range of accounting, auditing, income tax planning, compliance, and consulting services to growing Canadian enterprises in very diverse industries and sectors. Through related companies, Crowe MacKay also provides specialized management consulting services, forensic auditing, financial management, financial restructuring, and insolvency services. The April 2016 issue of Bottom Line Magazine ranked Crowe MacKay the 12th largest professional accounting firm in Canada. Crowe MacKay invests in tomorrow because we know smart decisions build lasting value for our clients, people, and profession.

 About Crowe Horwath International

Crowe MacKay is an independent member firm in Crowe Horwath International which is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks with more than 200 accounting and advisory services firms in 752 offices with over 33,000 professionals and staff in more than 130 countries around the world.

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