Baker Tilly Names Rike Harrison Chief Sales Officer

Accomplished business development executive to focus on driving strategic growth through cultural, collaborative and innovative sales strategy design and delivery

MINNEAPOLIS (June 3, 2016) – Leading accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) named Ulrike (Rike) Harrison to be the firm’s new chief sales officer (CSO) to help drive strategic growth by providing leadership, management and strategic direction for Baker Tilly’s sales function. 

“We are very pleased that Rike has joined Baker Tilly,” Baker Tilly Executive Managing Partner of Strategic Growth Ed Offterdinger said. “As we grow and continue to advance our strategic priorities, Rike’s leadership of our sales function will enable those efforts by building and influencing a collaborative culture of sales-driven growth across our firm.”

Harrison has directed sales functions for several large, national organizations, most recently as chief growth officer of a top 20 U.S. accounting and consulting firm where she led strategy development, business planning, market intelligence, client analytics, marketing and business development.   

“I am proud to join Baker Tilly and contribute to achieving the firm’s ambitious goals for growth,” Harrison said. “It’s an exciting time for Baker Tilly and I look forward to working alongside the world-class professionals who have been instrumental in expanding the firm’s footprint and influence.”

As Baker Tilly’s chief sales officer, Harrison will lead the firm’s sales and business development organization and align sales objectives with the firm’s strategy and marketing capabilities to achieve the firm’s growth goals.

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.