Krannert Executive Forum: Jim Powers

Chief Executive Officer, Crowe Horwath LLP


  1. Jim Powers assumed the role CEO at Crowe Horwath in 2015. He has 38 years of experience in providing audit services to publicly and privately owned businesses in a variety of industries. In addition, he has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions and private and public securities offerings, as well as in the areas of strategic planning and business process re-engineering. Powers has served three separate terms as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, including serving as its chairman in 2012-13. He previously led the firm’s Audit and Financial Advisory businesses on a national basis. He also previously served as chairman of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Practice Committee, which was responsible for all policy aspects of the firm’s accounting and auditing practices.