Baker Tilly Names New Managing Partner of Illinois Office

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP has promoted partner Thomas F. Walker, Jr., CPA, JD, to Managing Partner for the firm’s Illinois offices. Walker has served as the firm leader of Private Equity and Transaction Services and was recently appointed to the firm’s Board of Partners.

The company said in a statement that "Walker possesses significant experience in structuring and negotiating transactions for clients operating in a broad range of industries." He joined the firm in 2007 after serving as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of a federal savings bank specializing in the marketing, origination, issuance, and sale of credit card assets.

Prior to joining the federal savings bank, Walker was a partner with a large Milwaukee law firm where his areas of practice included mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, senior secured and mezzanine financing, private placements of securities, and tax planning.

“Tom’s extensive experience allows him to make an immediate and positive impact,” said Baker Tilly CEO Tim Christen. “I am confident that under his leadership, Baker Tilly will continue to deliver Exceptional Client Service and invest in Chicago by expanding our client base in the region, creating jobs, and broadening our civic and charitable involvement.”

With more than 1,400 employees, Baker Tilly provides a wide range of accounting, tax, and advisory services. Ranked as one of the top 20 largest firms in the country*, Baker Tilly serves clients from offices in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC, and throughout Wisconsin.

Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 125 countries, with more than 25,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms exceeds $3 billion.