Deb is FRA’s Chief Growth Officer and has responsibility for the growth and development of our people in Talent Management and Human Resources as well as the growth of the firm in Marketing and Business Development. She is a member of the FRA Executive Committee.
Deb is a champion of our ‘one firm’ collaborative culture and building diverse and inclusive teams across our global footprint. She is passionate about creating a great place to work and driving firm growth to provide new and challenging opportunities for FRA team members to meet individual career goals.
Prior to FRA, Deb led Leadership Development and Change Enablement strategy in the Corporate Human Resources group for Bechtel, the world’s largest engineering and construction company. In her role, she led the development of the ‘Blueprint’ leadership development program for 3,000+ Bechtel leaders.
She previously held the role of Chief Growth Officer for six years with Baker Tilly, a leading advisory, tax, and assurance firm with $500M+ annual revenues and global footprint. She led the strategic growth and business development function, advisory sales training, Valued Business Advisor conferences, and M&A growth due diligence and integration.
Prior to Baker Tilly, Deb was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Principal of Beers + Cutler, a $50M+ mid-size accounting and consulting firm that merged with Baker Tilly in 2010. She also previously held the role of COO, at RTC, a WPP advertising and marketing agency and played other management consulting and leadership roles earlier in her career.
Deb holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Shippensburg University and completed an Executive Leadership Education program with the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
Deb is based on our Washington DC office and supports all FRA global offices and our multi-jurisdictional forensic accounting and data consulting teams.