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James L. Powers

Co-chairman, Crowe Global

3815 River Crossing Parkway, Suite 300

Post Office Box 40977

Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-0977

United States

Jim Powers held the role of chief executive officer from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2021. He previously provided audit services to publicly and privately owned businesses in a variety of industries. In addition, he has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions and private and public securities offerings, as well as in the areas of strategic planning and business process reengineering.

Jim has served three separate terms as a member of the Crowe LLP's board of directors, including serving as its chairman in 2012-2013. During his term as CEO, he has returned to the board as a nonvoting member. He previously led the firm’s audit and financial advisory groups on a national level. He has also served as chairman of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Practice Committee, managing partner of the firm’s Indianapolis office, and has chaired the firm Retirement Plan Investment Committee.

Jim is a seasoned resource for sales and marketing teams on strategies for cross-border activities related to Crowe Global member firms. He currently serves as the co-chairman of the board of directors and previously served as the Crowe Global liaison partner.

Jim is actively involved in community service organizations, including serving as a board member, finance committee chair, and past board chair of the Indianapolis Zoological Society; elected member and director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; and board member and past treasurer of the Crooked Stick Golf Club.

During my career with Crowe, we’ve transformed from a tiny firm in northern Indiana to a national firm that’s globally branded. We accomplished this by focusing on technical and industry specialization that provides innovative solutions to our clients and by keeping our people highly engaged. I plan to build on these same foundations to continue our success.

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Professional affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Center for Audit Quality Governing Board
  • Indiana CPA Society


  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics
    DePauw University