Seth Siegel is the CEO-elect of Grant Thornton LLP – and will assume the role of CEO on Aug. 1, 2022. He previously served as Grant Thornton’s office managing partner for South Florida, which includes offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. He has also served on the Grant Thornton Partnership Board as one of 10 members elected by the firm’s partners and principals to govern the partnership and oversee the work of the firm’s CEO.

Siegel joined Grant Thornton in 1996 and became a partner in 2006 — having briefly left the firm in the late 1990s to work as a controller and a registered representative in the financial-services sector. He served as Grant Thornton’s Florida Audit practice leader from 2012 to 2019, with operational responsibility for the five offices in the state. In the role, he expanded the practice area and seeded exceptional growth in revenue and profitability, while maintaining excellent quality. Siegel previously led Grant Thornton’s Florida Real Estate, Construction and Hospitality industry group.

He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University and has completed the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) “Director Professionalism” program. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). He has also held Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and Series 27 professional licenses in the securities industry.

“I was part of the first generation of my family to graduate from college, and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to do that than FAU. The university made me feel supported from day one, and by the time I graduated, I was ready for any challenge that came my way. In my upcoming role as CEO of Grant Thornton LLP, I plan to continue cultivating a compassionate, inclusive and people-focused community where everyone feels accepted for who they are and the attributes they bring with them. I believe that organizations must empower people to unlock their full potential ― just like FAU did for me.”

Seth L. Siegel, B.S. ’96