Big Four firm Deloitte & Touche LLP has named 26-year veteran Brian Derksen to the post of deputy chief executive.

Derksen, 53, also remains a member of Deloitte's executive committee and a member of the global board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

He will report to Deloitte chief executive James Quigley.

Derksen, who joined the firm in 1978, most recently served as national managing partner of the firm's strategic client services practice. His resume at Deloitte also includes serving as national managing partner of the financial advisory services practice, as well as a two-year stint as vice chairman of the U.S. firm's board of directors.

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