RJI CPAs welcome the appointment of a top international accountant as executive director at DFK International. DFK, a top ten global association of independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms, has announced the appointment of Bill Wright as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
RJI CPAs is a long-time member of DFK, whose membership includes 455 companies and 14,000 employees operating in 100 countries and territories.
Wright previously held the position of Principal at the San Francisco, California firm of Shea Labagh Dobberstein (SLD) – a former member firm of DFK – where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, business development, and marketing. He was also instrumental in SLD, earning the DFK International Firm of the Year award.
Manuel Ramirez, Chairman of RJI CPAs says, “Bill is not only a highly-regarded professional with a superb track record, he knows and understands DFK. We believe this appointment heralds a promising future for the association and its member firms.”
Wright earned a Master’s degree at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and previously was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Vice President at Daiwa Bank and a Corporate Banking Officer at Bank of America.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors in London, has held leadership roles in the USA-based Association for Corporate Growth and was an adjunct professor of accounting at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Wright said, “The strongest attribute of our group is our culture – a culture of global teamwork to deliver expertise for clients regardless of location. Maintaining and enhancing this culture will be at the heart of everything we do.”
Wright succeeds Martin Sharp, who was in the role for 12 years.
To learn more about DFK International, visit www.dfk.com