Will Bourianne (Chicago) joined Crowe in February 2017 in Marketing Development and Sales as a Risk Consulting project manager. Shortly after joining Crowe, he transitioned to the web team as a global digital producer. It’s a role that aligns with his skills and international background, as Will was born and raised in Montlucon, France.
Q. What brought you to the U.S.?
A. I first came in 2011 for a nine-month internship in Chicago. As part of my college degree, my university asked me to find a nine-month internship abroad. I found a dream internship in Brazil with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. However, my school refused to let me go because the UN could only offer me a six-month internship. What was a big disappointment turned into a positive life event, since I found an internship in Chicago, fell in love with the city and met my wife there.
Q. You helped in creating and developing the rebranded Crowe Global website that launched this spring. What was your role?
A. I worked as the main point of contact for the member firms during the rebranding. Now, I’m working to improve their websites and expand the site’s features and functionality while working with the next wave of about 30 member firms that will begin using the site by the end of the year. Rebranding in itself is a very long and hard process, but there was an added layer with the fact that the U.S. website was moving to a new platform. From the Crowe Global standpoint, getting all the firms to make the necessary changes and managing their expectations also proved challenging. But despite these challenges, our web team was all-in and worked diligently to get it done.
Q. How did you get involved in digital design?
A. I have a Master's degree in Political Science and an Advanced Master's in Strategy & Management of International Business. Prior to Crowe, I worked as an account manager and project manager in an advertising agency specializing in digital marketing for the pharma industry, which is how I got into the digital area.
Q. What do you enjoy doing outside of Crowe?
A. Outside of traveling and going back home, I’m a big soccer fan and spend a lot of my time watching Bordeaux and Arsenal games. This summer was particularly good for me since France won the World Cup! Champions du monde!