McGladrey Adds Economist Joe Brusuelas

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Joe Brusuelas has joined McGladrey LLP as the firm’s chief economist. Brusuelas will be responsible for delivering macroeconomic insights to help middle market leaders succeed.

“As the influence of the middle market grows, McGladrey is seeking to expand its ability to deliver broader economic context and insight to our clients and other audiences,” said McGladrey Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams. “I’m pleased that Joe has joined McGladrey to provide real-time, middle market relevant macroeconomic perspectives to help clients anticipate and address the unique issues and challenges facing their businesses and the industries in which they operate. I am confident that Joe’s insights and analysis will not only benefit clients, but also enhance McGladrey’s broader middle market thought leadership program.”

As McGladrey’s chief economist, Brusuelas will produce monthly economic reports for the middle market and for key industries within that market. He will share these insights via webcasts, videos and written thought leadership pieces. Additionally, Brusuelas will be available for key client meetings and speaking events.

“I am thrilled to join McGladrey,” said Brusuelas. “I’ve long believed the middle market is the ‘real economy’, as it accounts for more than a third of our employment base and GDP.

“I believe we are entering a cycle where mid-sized companies will be increasingly important in driving the success of business in the United States. McGladrey is the perfect place to begin the next phase of my career since they’ve been focused on serving leading middle market companies for more than 85 years. I look forward to providing economic context to McGladrey clients while also sharing relevant insights with other stakeholders to drive broader understanding of this often overlooked sector of economic growth and stability.”

Prior to joining McGladrey, Brusuelas served as a senior economist at Bloomberg LP. He is also a former director at Moody's Analytics, and Chief Economist at Merk Investments and IDEAglobal. Brusuelas conducted his doctoral work at the University of Southern California in Political Economy and Public Policy; and he holds a master’s and bachelor's degree from San Diego State University in political science.


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