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Crowe Global

Ranked as one of the top 10 global accounting networks in the world, Crowe Global has over 200 independent accounting and advisory firms in more than 130 countries.

For almost 100 years, Crowe has been making smart decisions for multinational clients working across borders.

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Crowe’s leaders work with governments, regulatory bodies and industry groups to shape the future of the profession worldwide. Their exceptional knowledge of business, local laws and customs provide lasting value to clients undertaking international projects.

Crowe provides global reach on a personal scale. Firms are focused on the future and the client experience, working with clients to build something valuable, substantial, and enduring. Close working relationships are at the heart of our effective service delivery.

At Crowe, our professionals all share one commitment, to deliver excellence.

David Mellor CEO Crowe Global
Crowe is a network that distinguishes itself in the market by bringing smart decisions that deliver lasting value to clients, talent, and the communities where we live and work.
David Mellor CEO Crowe Global
David Mellor
Chief Executive Officer
Crowe Global

Crowe Global History

1915  – Horwath & Horwath established in New York  by two immigrants from Budapest – Edmond and Ernest Horwath. Business focused on food and lodging sector.
1921 – Reputation in market grows. Launch leading accountancy publications ‘Alarm Clock’ and ‘Food Market List’ and ‘Hotel Accounting’. Firm continues to grow.
1924 – Established a university training programme for accountants in the hospitality sector.
1950s –Diversify into healthcare. Accounting, audit and tax established.
1960 – Horwath & Horwath International established to develop international business and relationships throughout member firms. Consulting services formally offered to clients.
1963 – 21 member firms, 21 countries, 15 offices in the US, 4 offices in Latin America.
1967 – Merger with Laventhol Krekstein Griffith & Co – becoming Laventhol & Horwath. First international annual meeting – 30 member firms, 30 countries – regional groups formed.

1972 – 13th largest international accounting organisation in the world.

1984 – International tax planning manual published.
1989 – Firm name simplified to Horwath International.
1991 – Crowe Chizek, a Midwest accounting firm, joined the network.
1992 – EU formed. Network expands into new market – Eastern Europe.
1994 – First international accounting organisation to have a Chinese member firm.
2001 – Development of Pinnacle brand identity.
2005 – Over 100 member firms and nearly 20,000 people across the globe.
2008 – Member firms voted to change the firm’s name to Crowe Horwath International.
2016 – 750 offices in 130 countries with 33,000 people. 9th largest accounting network in the world.

2017 – Crowe Horwath network grows to become the 8th largest network in the world with over 765 offices in 130 countries and 35,000 people.
2018 – David Mellor from UK representative firm takes over from Kevin McGrath as CEO of the network. The network rebrands as Crowe Global and over 220 member firms adopt the simplified name of Crowe. Crowe Ireland hosts the 2018 EMEA conference in Dublin.