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Jacqueline F. Akerblom

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West Region Managing Partner

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

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Board of Directors - California Chamber of Commerce, 29 July 2014 [cached]
Jacqueline F. Akerblom West Region Managing Partner Grant Thornton LLP
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Grant Thornton LLP's Akerblom named ASWA's Woman of the Year - Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Grant Thornton LLP's Akerblom named ASWA's Woman of the Year McLEAN, Va., October 29, 2008 - Jacqueline Akerblom, Grant Thornton LLP's managing partner of Women's Initiatives and Programs, has been recognized as the American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation's (The Foundation) 2008 Balance Awards "Woman of the Year. Akerblom was one of six "Individual Achievement Award" winners.
"Jacqueline is a talented partner and leader, and we are grateful to The Foundation for its prestigious recognition," said Ed Nusbaum, Grant Thornton LLP CEO.
"Jacqueline is passionate about ensuring that Grant Thornton attracts and retains exceptional women.
Jacqueline F. Akerblom, Managing Partner of Women's Initiatives and Programs, Grant Thornton LLP, San Jose, CA. Jacqueline is the national managing partner of women's initiatives and programs for Grant Thornton, and a number of the programs introduced to the firm through the Women at Grant Thornton initiative are the result of her national leadership in this area. Jacqueline takes full advantage of Grant Thornton's informal job flexibility, which allows her to carry out her work responsibilities and serve her clients as well as make time to be a room mother to her son's classroom and help chaperone field trips. Jacqueline also serves on the board of directors of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, an organization whose primary mission is to provide access to capital for women entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley.
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.
Board of Directors | Watermark, 27 April 2012 [cached]
Jacqueline Akerblom
National Managing Partner, Women's Initiatives and Programs, Grant Thornton LLP
Jacqueline Akerblom devotes half her time to managing Grant Thornton's national women's initiatives and half as a client service audit partner based in San Jose. She serves as the Chair of the Women at Grant Thornton LLP steering committee, leading this group of partners towards the goal of increased recruitment, retention, and advancement of women. She has 25 years of experience working with principally technology, software, and other industrial companies, and has served as the co-leader of the Technology Industry practice for Grant Thornton's Bay Area offices. She also leads Grant Thornton's International Business Center in Northern California, and brings a wealth of knowledge and awareness of the unique needs of companies operating in a global environment. Jacqueline's practice includes a combination of established public technology companies, as well as growth oriented venture-backed companies. She spent over three years in Grant Thornton's London office heading the U.S. transaction services team there and has extensive experience with cross border transaction work. In addition to serving on the Watermark Board of Directors, Jacqueline serves as the co-chair of the Watermark CFO Network and the Chair of the Finance Committee.
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