Daragh Watson appointed Office Managing Partner for the Chicago market
CHICAGO, IL, April 25, 2023 — CrossCountry Consulting, a leading business advisory firm, today announced that Daragh Watson has been appointed Office Managing Partner for the newly formed Chicago, IL office. Launched in response to greater market demand, the addition of the Chicago office represents a milestone in CrossCountry’s continued growth and ability to serve companies nationwide.
With over 20 years of audit and advisory experience, Watson will play an instrumental role in directing the firm’s Chicago market strategy and operations and supporting the needs of clients in the region.
CrossCountry has been steadily adding clients and hiring team members in the Chicago area for the past several years. The forming of the Chicago office follows the continuous success and rapid growth of the firm’s existing offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle. As a leading provider of specialized finance, operations, and technology advisory services for CFOs and their C-suite peers, CrossCountry partners with Fortune 500 companies, emerging-growth market leaders, and private equity sponsors to create present and future enterprise value through tailored integrated solutions across three core domains: Accounting and Risk, Technology-Enabled Transformation, and Transactions.
“We are excited to expand our nationwide presence with the forming of the Chicago office. With Daragh’s sterling reputation for delivering quality, value, and innovation to clients, he is the right forward-looking leader for this market,” said Erik Linn, CrossCountry Consulting’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “Daragh’s background as a former audit partner and his commitment to building a people-focused culture aligns well with the experience that our clients and teams need. We are confident that under Daragh’s leadership, our team in Chicago will continue to deliver the exceptional service, better experience, and solutions that our clients expect from us.”
“I’m really proud to join CrossCountry in this growth phase and, specifically, to have the opportunity to lead the newly formed Chicago office,” said Watson. “The expansion into this market is another milestone in the firm’s tremendous growth story and highlights the continued investment in its people and supporting the needs of clients through tailored integrated solutions.”
Watson previously served for over 20 years as Partner, Deputy Asset Management Practice Leader, Midwest in KPMG’s Chicago office. Prior to transferring to the Chicago office, he worked in KPMG Dublin, Ireland for six years. Additionally, Watson was KPMG’s Audit Innovation Council Leader for the Chicago Business Unit. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois, a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) in Ireland, and a member of the Association of Certified Public Accountants.
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About CrossCountry Consulting
CrossCountry Consulting is a trusted business advisory firm that provides customized finance, accounting, human capital management, risk, operations, and technology consulting services to leading organizations facing complex change. We partner with our clients to help them navigate pressing business challenges and achieve goals related to improving operations, minimizing risks and enabling future growth.