Baker Tilly names Thomas Walker Illinois Managing Partner

CHICAGO – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce the promotion of Partner Thomas F. Walker, Jr., CPA, JD, to Managing Partner for the firm’s Illinois offices.

Walker has served as the firm leader of Private Equity and Transaction Services and was recently appointed to the firm’s Board of Partners. Walker possesses significant experience in structuring and negotiating transactions for clients operating in a broad range of industries. Walker joined the firm in 2007 after serving as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of a federal savings bank specializing in the marketing, origination, issuance, and sale of credit card assets. Prior to joining the federal savings bank, Walker was a partner with a large Milwaukee law firm where his areas of practice included mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, senior secured and mezzanine financing, private placements of securities, and tax planning.

“Tom’s extensive experience allows him to make an immediate and positive impact," said Baker Tilly CEO Tim Christen. “I am confident that under his leadership, Baker Tilly will continue to deliver Exceptional Client Service and invest in Chicago by expanding our client base in the region, creating jobs, and broadening our civic and charitable involvement."

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