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Forvis Mazars shakes up professional services industry with its new $5 billion global network

News Release // 06-01-2024

Two leading professional services firms, Mazars, an international partnership operating in over 100 countries and territories, and FORVIS, a top ranked firm in the United States, today mark the official launch of their new global network, Forvis Mazars.

Forvis Mazars, a top 10 global network* is the largest new entrant into the global rankings in decades. As a two-firm network, Forvis Mazars is unique in the market and provides the agility, capacity and coverage to support clients wherever in the world they operate. This move brings increased choice in the market, serving the public interest.

Key leadership positions revealed

The network comprises two members: Forvis Mazars, LLP in the United States and Forvis Mazars Group SC, an internationally integrated partnership operating in over 100 countries and territories. The network will be governed through a structure that includes a Global Network Board, responsible for enabling seamless collaboration and client delivery worldwide.

Global Network Board:

  • Hervé Hélias will serve as the first Chair of the Global Network Board. Hélias also will continue to serve his ongoing mandate as Chairman of the Group Executive Board of Forvis Mazars Group, SC (formerly Mazars Group). Matt Snow, Chairman of Forvis Mazars, LLP (formerly FORVIS, LLP) will serve as Vice Chair of the Global Network Board.
  • In the United States, Tom Watson will continue to serve as CEO of Forvis Mazars, LLP (formerly FORVIS, LLP) and will also sit on the Global Network Board. Rob Pruitt, Fran Randall and Tim York from Forvis Mazars, LLP will sit on the Global Network Board.
  • David Chaudat, Pascal Jauffret, Véronique Ryckaert and Phil Verity from Forvis Mazars Group will sit on the Global Network Board.

Hélias comments: “This is a momentous and exciting time for our clients, our profession and our people. Mazars and Forvis have worked together for over 20 years and share a commitment to delivering an outstanding client experience. We are well positioned to deliver excellence, everywhere, under a single global brand. Clients will get consistent, high-quality, comprehensive services worldwide, and we remain agile and flexible to their specific needs. I am extremely proud to serve as first Chair of the Global Network Board. Working together, I am confident that our two firms will continue to empower our people to raise the bar for client service standards, while challenging industry opportunities to support future needs in local markets.”

“Forvis Mazars is built on our commitment to listen to our clients, anticipate the challenges they face, and deliver an unmatched client experience in all that we do,” Watson said. “This new network will quickly unlock new opportunities for our clients and our people, and both groups can feel confident that we are making decisions with their long-term success in mind.”

As part of the formation of the network, Mazars USA will join Forvis Mazars, LLP in the US. This adds 1,000 more professionals and 14 office locations, bringing the total locations to more than 80. Forvis Mazars is the 8th largest public accounting firm in the U.S.**, with approximate revenue of more than $2 billion and over 7,000 employees.

Additional leadership changes in the U.S. effective June 1 include:

New Managing Partners

  • Connie Cagle – Boston
  • Chris Clark – Dallas
  • Chris Lindner – Nebraska
  • Karine Philippon – California & Arizona
  • Danielle Solomon – Chicago
  • Heather Wallace – Birmingham, Alabama & Jackson, Mississippi
  • Andy Williams – Arkansas

New Assistant Managing Partners

  • Paula Ferreira – New Jersey
  • Craig Fine – Long Island
  • Marty Garland – Philadelphia
  • Carlos Martins – New York City
  • Rob Opitz – Fort Worth
  • Andy Young – Fort Wayne, Pittsburgh & Charleston

New Industry Leaders

  • Brad Brotherton – Healthcare National Industry Leader
  • Ashley Ensley – Financial Services National Industry Leader

New Consulting Leaders

  • Rob Kastenschmidt - Business Technology Services Managing Partner
  • Steve LaFrance – Healthcare Consulting Managing Partner
  • Scott Linch - Capital Advisors Managing Partner 

New Firm Leaders

  • John Roberts – Chief Performance Officer
  • Jim Blake - Co-Regional Managing Partner, Northeast Region

*Source: IAB World Network rankings 2023.
Based on 2023 revenues of Mazars €2.8bn ($3bn) and FORVIS €1.6bn ($1.7bn)

**Source: Inside Public Accounting, based on most recent rankings


Mike Brothers, Public Relations Manager, Forvis Mazars US / 417.522.0725

About Forvis Mazars 

Forvis Mazars is a leading global professional services network. The network operates under a single brand worldwide, with just two members: Forvis Mazars LLP in the United States and Forvis Mazars Group SC, an internationally integrated partnership operating in over 100 countries and territories. Both member firms share a commitment to providing an unmatched client experience, delivering audit & assurance, tax and advisory services around the world. Together, our strategic vision strives to move our clients, people, industry and communities forward.

Forvis Mazars is the brand name for the Forvis Mazars Global network (Forvis Mazars Global Limited) and its two independent members: Forvis Mazars LLP in the United States and Forvis Mazars Group SC. Forvis Mazars Global Limited is a UK private company limited by guarantee and does not provide any services to clients.

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About Forvis Mazars, LLP

Forvis Mazars, LLP is an independent member of Forvis Mazars Global, a leading global professional services network. Ranked among the largest public accounting firms in the United States, the firm’s 7,000 dedicated team members provide an Unmatched Client Experience® through the delivery of assurance, tax, and consulting services for clients in all 50 states and internationally through the global network. 

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