Deloitte US Names Lara Abrash, Dan Helfrich, John Peirson to New Leadership Roles

Lara Abrash

Deloitte US has appointed three executives to new leadership positions, effective June 2.

Lara Abrash, deputy CEO of Deloitte’s U.S. audit and assurance practice, will transition to the role of chair and CEO of Deloitte & Touche and succeed Joe Ucuzoglu, who will serve as CEO of Deloitte US starting June, the company said Monday.

Dan Helfrich

Abrash is a member of Deloitte US’ board of directors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has more than two decades of public accounting experience and previously served as chief operating officer of Deloitte’s U.S. audit and assurance practice.

Dan Helfrich, a principal with Deloitte Consulting and head of the government and public services practice, will serve as chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting, succeeding Janet Foutty, who will assume the role of board chair at Deloitte US in June.

John Peirson

Helfrich is a more than 20-year company veteran who also serves as chief strategy and transformation officer at Deloitte Consulting. He has spearheaded customer-focused transformations for private and public sector clients and served as chief strategy officer for human capital and civilian government sector.

John Peirson, COO at Deloitte Consulting, will serve as CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory.

Peirson previously served as deputy chief financial officer at Deloitte US and COO for the company’s risk and financial advisory practice.

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