McGladrey LLP Company Profile


Midwestern giant 

McGladrey LLP is one of the largest U.S. providers of assurance, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The firm has more than 6,700 employees in 75 cities nationwide. Its international endeavors are enhanced by its membership in RSM International, a network of independent accounting and consulting firms in more than 100 countries with more than 32,000 people. The McGladrey name goes back several decades-to 1926 when Ira B. McGladrey opened an accounting practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1984, McGladrey combined forces with A.M. Pullen & Company, a firm with headquarters in South Carolina and dozens of offices in the Southeast. The firm was renamed McGladrey & Pullen in 1987. Just over 10 years later, the firm sold its non-attest assets to H&R Block. But 12 years after that, in 2011, these assets (which operated under the name RSM McGladrey Inc.) were repurchased by McGladrey & Pullen. Also in 2011, Joe Adams was named managing partner and CEO. A year later, in 2012, the firm changed its name to McGladrey LLP. 

McGladrey LLP

One S. Wacker Drive
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 634-3400


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner & CEO: Joe M. Adams
  • 2014 Employees: 6,700

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY

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