Mark Baer assumed the role of chief executive officer at Crowe LLP on April 1, 2021. He previously served as the managing partner of the firm’s Audit and Assurance practice from 2015 to 2020. Mark was responsible for the development and execution of strategy tied to growth and profitability, audit quality, audit transformation, talent development, client experience and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Mark also serves as a Crowe Foundation trustee, board member of Crowe Global and member of Crowe’s Inclusive Excellence Council. He previously served in several leadership roles within the firm, including as a member of Crowe’s firmwide management committee and CEO advisory council, as well as director of Crowe Cayman Ltd. and office managing partner of the Columbus, Ohio office.
Mark has more than 25 years of experience working with both public and private middle-market companies, primarily in the manufacturing and distribution industry, including many with international operations. He has worked with a number of Securities and Exchange Commission registrants on public offerings, filings and comfort letters and worked with clients in the mergers and acquisitions area.
Mark is a former board member for Salvation Army of Greater Columbus, Prevent Child Abuse of Northern Indiana, Manchester University Alumni Council and Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka. He graduated from Manchester University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is a certified public accountant in Ohio and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.