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Jacqueline F. Akerblom

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West Region Managing Partner

Phone: (949) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
Local Address:  Irvine , California , United States
Grant Thornton LLP
175 West Jackson Boulevard 20Th Floor
Chicago , Illinois 60604
United States

Company Description: Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton International Ltd. and its member firms are not a worldwide...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , business administration in accounting
    University of San Diego
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Board of Directors | FCD - Forum for Corporate Directors, Orange County CA, 21 Dec 2015 [cached]
Jacqueline Akerblom Managing Partner, West Region - Grant Thornton LLP
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Jacqueline Akerblom, of Newport Beach,is managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP's West Region, which includes 12 offices in the western United States. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Akerblom has served in multiple leadership roles within the Grant Thornton, including national managing partner of Women's Initiatives and Programs for Grant Thornton from 2007 to 2011, during which time the firm saw a 197% increase in female partners. Akerblom is a certified public accountant in California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the California Chamber of Commerce; member of the University of San Diego School of Business dean's advisory board; and member of the CEO Roundtable at the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, Akerblom serves on the board of directors of the Forum for Corporate Directors and Goodwill of Orange County.
Our Board of Directors | Goodwill of Orange County, 24 Aug 2015 [cached]
Jacqueline F. Akerblom
Jacqueline is Grant Thornton's West Region Managing Partner which includes 11 offices in the Western United States. She has nearly 30 years of experience working with principally technology, and other industrial companies as both an audit and corporate finance partner.
In her role as regional managing partner, Jacqueline is responsible for the operations of the firm's 11 offices, including over 600 professionals who provide specialty services in audit, tax and consulting. She spent over three years based in Grant Thornton's London office heading the U.S. transaction services team there as well as 14 years based in the firms Silicon Valley office in San Jose and has served as the engagement partner on a number of the firm's largest clients. Jacqueline has worked extensively with both complex public and private technology companies throughout her career.
Jacqueline has previously served the firm as the Southern California practice managing partner, the national managing partner for international client service and as one of two U.S. partners on the Grant Thornton International Board of Governors, as well as the national managing partner for gender diversity. Jacqueline has also served as an elected member of the firm's Partnership Board charged with governing the firm on behalf of its partners.
Jacqueline holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of San Diego.
Board of Directors - California Chamber of Commerce, 29 July 2014 [cached]
Jacqueline F. Akerblom West Region Managing Partner Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP - Press room, 17 Oct 2007 [cached]
Grant Thornton LLP's Jacqueline Akerblom named National Managing Partner of Women's Initiatives and Programs
SAN JOSE, CALIF., October 17, 2007 - Grant Thornton LLP has named Jacqueline Akerblom the national managing partner of Women's Initiatives and Programs.Akerblom, an assurance partner and the international business center director for Northern California, will now dedicate fifty percent of her time to leading the women's programs throughout Grant Thornton's 50 national offices.Recently recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Akerblom will drive the firm's efforts as its commitment to women's initiatives and programs continues to be a top priority.
Akerblom will lead the Women @ Grant Thornton initiative, whose mission is to enhance the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the firm.Since 2004, the number of the women partners at Grant Thornton has increased by 138 percent.
"Jacqueline is most deserving of this post," said Jeff Pera, managing partner for Grant Thornton in the Greater Bay Area.
Akerblom is one of the founding members of the Women @ Grant Thornton National Steering Committee.The committee's success played a key role in Grant Thornton being named to Working Mother magazine's Working Mother 100 Best Company list for 2006 and 2007.Outside of Grant Thornton, Akerblom is an eight-year member of the National Board of Directors of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, the pre-eminent women's professional organization in the Silicon Valley where women come together to accelerate each other's success.
"We understand that women are looking for certain factors - different from their male counterparts - with regard to their careers," said Akerblom."At Grant Thornton, we want to respond to these needs and avoid a one-size-fits-all mentality.We want the unique voice of our women's perspective to be heard throughout all aspects of our firm.I feel strongly that by responding to the needs of women professionals, the Women @ Grant Thornton initiative has the potential to make a significant impact on the careers of women in our firm, both now and in the future."
Akerblom has nearly 25 years of accounting industry experience.As a partner at Grant Thornton LLP, Akerblom has served as co-leader of Grant Thornton's Greater Bay Area Technology Practice and national managing partner for international client services, as well as served on the Board of Governors of Grant Thornton International.She currently serves as the lead engagement partner on some of the firm's largest technology clients.
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