Grant Thornton CEO Edward E. Nusbaum has worked with the firm for 28 years, but since he took over the helm, the Chicago-based firm has more than doubled its revenue in the last four years, reaching $940 million in 2006.

Before he became CEO in 2001, he served as the firm's national managing partner of professional services, managing partner of the Philadelphia office, and national director of assurance services based in New York. He has a masters degree in management from Purdue University, and a bachelors in business administration from Ohio State University. He has served on the FASB Advisory Council, FASB Small Business Advisory Council and the AICPA's Steering Committee for the Talent Task Force. He talked to WebCPA about where his firm is going and the state of the profession.

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