The partners of accounting and business advisory firm Eide Bailly recently approved Jeremy Hauk to become its next Managing Partner/CEO, effective May 1, 2022.
He will take over for current Managing Partner/CEO Dave Stende, who will retire May 1 after nearly 40 years at Eide Bailly and nine years as Managing Partner/CEO, according to a Sept. 30 press release.
Hauk is currently the Partner-in-Charge of Tax Services at Eide Bailly and has also served as Chairman of the Eide Bailly Board of Directors and as the Tax Department Head of the firm’s Billings, Mont., office, where he resides.
“I’m honored and excited to be chosen as the next leader of Eide Bailly,” Hauk said in a statement. “Our firm has become stronger than ever under Dave’s leadership, and I plan to continue developing our firm resources and investing in the technology and people that will drive us forward. In addition, I believe the Managing Partner/CEO is the custodian of the firm’s culture, and I will continue to ensure the culture and values that define our firm will be at the core of all our decisions.”
As Managing Partner/CEO the last nine years, Stende has led the firm’s unprecedented growth. When he moved into the role in 2013, Eide Bailly was a $167 million firm with 21 offices and 1,200 partners and staff. Today, Eide Bailly is a $439 million firm with 42 offices in the U.S. and India and more than 2,500 staff.
“Jeremy is a tremendously talented partner with a long list of accomplishments at Eide Bailly, and I’m sure that list will continue to grow as Managing Partner/CEO,” Stende said in a statement. “I’m happy to be able to hand over leadership to such a worthy partner, and I’m grateful for my own time as Managing Partner/CEO. Eide Bailly is an incredible firm with amazing people, and I can’t wait to see what will be accomplished in the years ahead.”