We asked our T100 candidates which
electronic device they couldn’t live without — and it turned out that many of them
require more than one. The breakdown
below shows Apple products ranking particularly high, which is hardly surprising
when you consider reactions like that of
One to Watch Joe Adams, the chief of Top
5 Firm Mc Gladrey, who was so impressed
by his iPad that he bought one for everyone in the firm.
But while anything with an “i” in front
of it was popular, other products got a
look in as well. Center for Audit Quality
executive director Cindy Fornelli noted
that many are ready to bury the venerable BlackBerry, but swore that she would
be “weeping at the gadget’s funeral.”
Meanwhile, Going Concern editor Caleb
Newquist sang the praises of his 13-cup
food processor (and the homemade hum-mus he makes therein), but Deloitte’s Joe
Echevarria demonstrated the practical
turn of mind that a Big Four chief needs:
With all the devices floating around out
there, what he really can’t live without is
an electric outlet.
Android phone 13
Android tablet 3
Kindle Fire 3
Other tablet 3
Other e-reader (Nook, etc.) 3
Don’t need a device to live 12
Of 129 T100 candidates responding
international presence. He’s also raising its
profile, participating in major discussions
like those on the Private Company Council,
and recently launching a new Leadership
Academy to develop the profession.
Career Highlights: President and CEO, Institute
of Management Accountants, 2008-present; vice
president of research and applications development,
2005-2008 … Teacher, Mount Olive Township High
School, 2002-2005 … Chief financial officer of business sales, AT&T, 1979-2002.
Other Affiliations: Board member, Committee of
Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission … County Social Services for the Mentally
Education: Executive education programs, Wharton
School of Business for Finance and Accounting; Columbia Business School; MIT Sloan School of Business … Montclair State University, MS Mathematics
and Statistics; BS Mathematics.
Personal: Born 1955, Paterson, N.J. … Married to
Harriett … Three children.
Blog: “CEO blog” ( http://linkupima.com)
James Turley Global chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young Having long run his Big Four firm both in the U.S. and abroad, Turley is now leading in another way, by
demonstrating what a long-term succession
plan should look like — he’ll be retiring in
2013, and a successor is already in place.
Career Highlights: Chairman and CEO, Ernst &
Young LLP, 2001-present; New York area managing partner, 1998-2000; area managing partner for
the Upper Midwest practice, 1994-1998; leader, entrepreneurial services practice, 1993-1994; client
service, St. Louis, 1990-1994; national director, client services and business development, 1987-1989;
partner, 1987; joined, 1977.
Other Affiliations: Co-chair, The Russian Foreign
Investment Advisory Council … Steering Committee, International Integrated Reporting Committee
… Chair, Catalyst … President’s Export Council …
Business Roundtable … Board member, Boy Scouts
of America ... Trustee, Rice University.
Education: Rice University, Master’s and BA in Accounting.
Personal: Born 1955 … Married … One adult son.
John Veihmeyer Chairman and CEO, KPMG Veihmeyer is keeping his Big Four firm in the lead on a number of fronts,
from inclusiveness, with its decision to offer tax offsets for medical costs to same-sex
partners, to hot practice areas, with its acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ indirect tax
managed services business.
Career Highlights: Chairman, KPMG LLP, 2010-
present; CEO, 2009-present; deputy chairman, 2005-
2010; chairman, KPMG Americas, 2007-present;
board member, 2003-present; area managing partner — audit and advisory, Mid-Atlantic area, 2003-
2005; office managing partner, Washington, D.C.,
2003-2005; partner-in-charge, Washington and Baltimore — audit, 2002-2003; area professional practice partner, Mid-Atlantic area, 1999-2001; partner,
1987; joined, 1977.
Other Affiliations: Co-chair, CEO’s Against Cancer … Governing Board, Center for Audit Quality …
Board member, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy … Advisory Council, Notre Dame
Mendoza College of Business … Board, Business-Higher Education Forum … Board, Kennedy Center
Corporate Fund … Partnership for New York City …
Past member, SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller
Public Companies … Past chair, Cultural Alliance of
Greater Washington DC. … Past member, St. Mary’s
College Board of Trustees … Past member, Executive
Committees, Federal City Council of D. C. and Greater Washington Board of Trade.
Education: University of Notre Dame, 1977, BBA.
Personal: Born 1955, Washington D. C. … Married to
Beth … Three children.
Gordon Viere CEO, CliftonLarsonAllen Afterbuildingareputation as an acquirer of firms, Viere made headlines late last year with LarsonAllen’s major merger with Clifton Gunderson
— and set large firms across the country
looking for potential partners, even as they
watch to see how the new CLA fares.
Career Highlights: Chief executive officer, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 2011-present; CEO, Larson Allen
LLP, 1989-2011; partner and partner-in-charge, St.
Cloud office, 1983-1989; staff accountant to manager, 1975-1982 … Kerber Co. PA, 1974-1975.
Other Affiliations: Council member, AICPA; chair,
Major Firms Group, Strategic Planning Committee …
Minnesota Society of CPAs … Board member, Baker
Tilly International Inc.; chair, CEO Group … Young
Presidents Organization … World Presidents Organization … Chair and board member, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest … Board of Governors
and Presidents Club, Bethel College & Seminary
Foundation ... Board member, Downey Side … Trustee, St. Cloud University … Advisory Board, Salvation
Army … United Way.
Education: St. Cloud State University, 1975.
Personal: Born 1952, Freeport, Minn. … Married to
Diane … Three children.
Jennifer Warawa Vice president of partner programs & channel sales, Sage North America As the face of the Sage Accountants Network, Warawa has been able
to show how accountants can better serve
their clients through the use of Sage products
and its ecosystem. The network has grown
to a comfortable level and has had some re-
cent success in partnering to create further
awareness and use of Sage products.
Career Highlights: Vice president of partner programs & channel sales, Sage North America; joined,
2008 … Owner and operations manager, Dreams-cape Business Services Ltd., 1995-2008.
Other Affiliations: Volunteer, Information Technology Alliance … Youth mentor, Southwest Atlanta
Neighboring … Past board member, Courage for
Youth Association … Founder and past board member, Uptown Rutland Business Association.
Education: Harvard Business School Executive Education, 2012 … Okanagan University College, 1997.
Personal: Born Kelowna, B. C. … Married to Shane.
Blog/Twitter: www.jenniferwarawa.com / @jen-niferwarawa
Jill Ward Senior vice president and general manager, Accounting Professionals Division, Intuit Inc.
While Brad Smith remains the face and voice
of Intuit, Ward has been its advocate to the
accounting community. Her passion for her
company’s products and the value placed on
the ProAdvisor and the accounting profession at large can hardly be matched, and she
remains a strong presence.
Career Highlights: Vice president and general manager, Accounting Professionals Division and the Intuit Health Group, Intuit Inc.; vice president, Accountant Central; vice president and general manager,
QuickBase; joined, 2001 ... President, Telespectrum
Customer Care … Senior vice president, Fidelity Investments ... Strategy consultant and manager, Bain
Education: Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth, 1998,
MBA ... Wellesley College, BA.
CEO, The Rainmaker
brand has become a leading source of trusted and
effective business development knowledge and training, and he
and his team reinforce that constantly with
high-profile thought leadership and frequent
Career Highlights: CEO, The Rainmaker Companies
LLC, 1991-present … Senior vice president, Jacques
Miller, 1983-1991 ... CEO, Advantage Companies,
1975-1983 ... Audit manager, Price Waterhouse,
Other Affiliations: Author, Leading an Accounting
Firm; Power Up Your Profits; 101 Marketing Strategies ... National Speakers Association.
Education: University of Southern California, 1973,
MBA ... University of Tennessee, 1969, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1944, Savannah, Ga. ... Married ...