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for being recognized by Consulting magazine as one of the
2014 Rising Stars of the Profession
35UNDER THE RISING STARS OF THE
Ross Krusell joined McGladrey’s
consulting practice as a supervisor
in Risk Advisory Services. Within
six months, he was promoted to
manager. Today, he is the director
and the first Technology Consulting
practice lead for the state of Florida.
Under Krusell’s leadership, the
team has expanded the market across
the state, helping middle market and
Fortune 500 companies alike meet
their IT goals. He’s also expanded the
Technology Consulting team in Flor-
ida to include IT Strategy and Advi-
sory, Architecture, Governance and
Risk and Compliance professionals,
and set the wheels in motion to triple
revenue this year over last.
“I am proud that I’ve had the opportunity to build my own team and
watch the impact they’ve made on our
clients and our firm. I’m also thankful to find time to develop myself
professionally and personally. I feel
fortunate to have had the support that
enables me to take risks and make my
own decisions,” Krusell said of his
achievements at McGladrey so far.
Among his varied responsibilities
is campus recruiting. His efforts at the
state’s top schools have netted Mc-
Gladrey 19 talented recruits over the
last few years in Risk Advisory, Finan-
cial Advisory and Technology Con-
sulting services. Krusell says making
connections internally and externally
is a major factor to his success.
“I strive to learn, and that personal
connection really allows me to understand our clients’ needs and ensure
we provide the right people and solutions for the challenges they face.
People do business with the people
they trust, and it is that connection
that makes a difference,” he says.
And Krusell says the award recognition proves the efficacy of his work. “It
is validation that the work I’ve done
and how I’ve done it is effective.” ★