|Founded||1915 (Horwath & Horwath)|
1960 (Horwath & Horwath International)
1991 (merger of Crowe LLP, firm changed name to Crowe Horwath in 2009)
|Founder||Fred P. Crowe Sr.|
Ernest and Edmund Horwath
United States of America
|David Mellor, CEO|
|Revenue||US$4.3 billion (2018)|
Number of employees
Crowe Global, commonly referred to as Crowe, previously Crowe Horwath International, is a multinational professional services network. It is the 8th largest such global accounting network in the world. The network consists of more than 220 firms offices with over 42,000 employees in 130 countries.
In 1915, Hungarian immigrants Ernest and Edmund Horwath founded Horwath & Horwath in New York. The original practice focused on the hospitality industry. The practice later expanded to include accounting, audit and tax offerings.
Crowe Chizek was established in 1942 in South Bend, Indiana, by Fred P. Crowe Sr. and Cletus F. Chizek. Previously, Crowe had worked in public accounting for many years and also served as the St. Joseph County auditor for eight years. Chizek was head of the accounting department at the University of Notre Dame and also worked part-time in public accounting. Following the death of Fred P.Crowe Sr. in 1952, Cletus F. Chizek reorganized the firm as Crowe, Chizek and Company and two firm personnel, M. Mendel Piser and Fred P. Crowe Jr., became partners. The first legal partnership of Crowe Chizek and Company was formulated in 1962 with six founding partners: Cletus F. Chizek, M. Mendel Piser, Fred P. Crowe Jr., Robert W. Green, Joseph A. Bauters and John J. Pairitz.
By 1960, the umbrella organization Horwath & Horwath International Associates (HHIA) was established. In 1989, the organization shortened its name to Horwath International  and in 1991 Crowe Chizek became a member of the network.
Horwath International rebranded in April 2009 as Crowe Horwath International and in June 2018, Crowe Horwath sees a further evolution of their brand with a move to the network name 'Crowe' across their independent member firms globally.
David Mellor, the current CEO of Crowe Global, succeeded former CEO Kevin McGrath in April 2018. In June 2018, the global network rebranded and changed its name to Crowe. Over 220 member firms across the world are now known under the new single name.
For 100 years, Crowe Global has been making smart decisions for multinational clients working across borders. Ranked the eighth largest accounting network in the world, the network has a total global workforce of more than 36,500 professionals and global revenues in 2017 reached US$3.8 billion.
Member firms are recognized as leaders in their markets with awards and accolades including: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018; top five leader for Strategic Risk Consulting by ALM Intelligence; Le Fonti award for 2018 International Tax Firm of the Year; Consultancy Advisory Firm of the Year 2017 at the Finance Monthly Global Awards; Best Audit Firm by The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of the Singapore Government
The International Accounting Bulletin named Crowe Global Advisory Firm of the Year in 2013. Crowe Global was named Advisory Firm of the Year for the second time in October 2015 by International Accounting Bulletin. In 2018, the combined revenue of Crowe Global's member firms reached $4.3 billion.
Crowe has over 200 member firms across the world, with 750 offices.
Australia and New Zealand
Crowe Australasia is the member firm of Crowe which operates in Australia and New Zealand. In 2015, Findex Group acquired Crowe Horwath International's Australia and New Zealand businesses. The member firm has over 110 offices in the two countries.
The United States of America
Crowe LLP operates in the United States as a member firm of Crowe. The member has more than 4,000 personnel across its offices. The current CEO is Jim Powers, with headquarters based in Chicago, Illinois.
- Accounting networks and associations
- Big Four accounting firms: KPMG, PwC, EY, Deloitte
- BDO Global, Grant Thornton
- Professional services
- Financial audit
- Tax advisor
- Management consulting
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