Crowe Horwath LLP (Consulting Practice)

Crowe knows

One of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States, Crowe Horwath LLP calls itself a "unique alternative to the Big Four" accounting firms.  It provides audit, tax, risk and consulting services to companies in various industries, including construction, dealerships, educational institutions, financial institutions, food and agriculture, health care, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profits, private equity groups, and state and local governments, among others.  The firm's 2,400 employees serve clients via 26 offices in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Around the South Bend

The firm was founded in South Bend, Ind., in 1942 as Crowe Chizek by Fred P. Crowe, a public accountant and auditor, and Cletus F. Chizek, an accounting professor at the University of Notre Dame.  The two-person outfit grew steadily through the years, expanding throughout the country. 

In 1991, Crowe Chizek joined Horwath International, a global network of more than 140 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 400 cities around the globe.  In September 2008, Crowe Chizek changed its name to Crowe Horwath LLP, drawing attention to its membership in the Horwath International network, a change that the firm felt better positions it to provide services to clients with international operations in the global marketplace.  Following suit, in April 2009, Horwath International changed its name to Crowe Horwath International.  The new network name combined the international awareness of the Horwath brand with that of Crowe Horwath LLP, and unveiled the new strategy to create a single global brand to build awareness as a highly integrated network of accounting and advisory services firms.

Today, having served more than 350 international clients in more than 40 countries, Crowe is the largest member firm within the Crowe Horwath International network. Crowe is also the holding company for a family of wholly, jointly, majority- and minority-owned entities, including Crowe Wealth Management, a fee-only advisory firm offering financial planning and investment advisory services; Horwath Castillo Miranda, an accounting and consulting firm in Mexico; and Creative Financial Staffing, a provider of interim staffing, high-level project staffing and direct hire placements of accounting and finance professionals.

Crowe Horwath LLP (Consulting Practice)

One Mid America Plaza, Suite 700
Post Office Box 3697
Oakbrook, IL 60522-3697
Phone: (630) 574-7878
Fax: (630) 574-1608


  • Employer Type: Public
  • CEO: Charles Allen
  • 2010 Employees: 2,400

Key Financials

  • 2010 Revenue: $481 million

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