Former Grant Thornton CEO Stephen Chipman Tapped to Lead Radius
June 2, 2016 – (BOSTON) – Stephen Chipman, former CEO of Grant Thornton U.S., has been named CEO of global growth expert Radius, a single-source provider of global expansion services and solutions. Chipman will be based in the company’s Boston headquarters. Chipman takes over from Chris Stone, who has stepped down as CEO but will remain a member of Radius’ board of directors.
“We’ve established Radius as a recognized expert in helping U.S.-based companies expand internationally, and our growth opportunity is significant,” said Stone. “Stephen has been in this position before, having led Grant Thornton to double-digit revenue increases during his tenure, and his leadership will enable Radius to accelerate already aggressive growth plans through strategic acquisition, continued services expansion and flawless execution of our unique services model.”
During his 34-year tenure with Grant Thornton, Chipman held leadership positions in Europe, North America and Asia. He served as the firm’s senior vice chairman, CEO of Grant Thornton China Management Corporation – where he helped create a single national Chinese firm with more than 2,500 people in 17 offices – and finally U.S. CEO. During his tenure as U.S. CEO, Chipman led the company to double-digit revenue increases through strategic acquisitions and services expansion.
“Through my years in this industry, I’ve always pushed the boundaries of innovation, and I’m excited and energized by what the Radius team has built,” said Chipman. “The unique combination of accounting, finance, banking, tax, HR, legal and compliance experts, expansion-related processes and technology delivers what can best be described as ‘expansion-as-a-service.’ This is a highly differentiated offering, and the timing is perfect as international growth has now reached the top of managements’ agendas.”
Radius helps companies expand and win globally. Clients from startups to larger multinationals take advantage of Radius’ international accounting, finance, banking, tax, HR, legal and compliance support to simplify their core operations, reduce their risk exposure and improve the management and control of their overseas businesses.
Radius delivers support and expertise through managed services, advisory services and OverseasConnect, its integrated cloud-based software platform, to create solutions that meet the needs of more than 650 clients operating in 110 countries around the world. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in the UK, Brazil, China, India, Japan and Singapore, Radius is the global growth experts. For more information, please visit www.radiusworldwide.com.