Baker Tilly US has hired Rike (Ulrike) Harrison as its Chief Sales Officer, she joins the firm from Wipfli where she was the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer. Harrison will be based in Minneapolis and will take responsibility of the strategic direction of the market capabilities of Baker Tilly as it seeks to continue growth.
Prior to joining Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Rike (Ulrike) Harrison worked at Wipfli as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer. Harrison’s responsibilities at the firm were focused on strategy and growth, and involved achieving organisational alignment and cultural shift to allow for a more timely response to the market changes. Previously, between 2003 and 2007, Harrison worked as an Executive Vice President responsible for National Sales and Demand Generation at what became RSM McGladrey. Earlier, Harrison worked at Pearson as a General Manager of its Business Services Division, between 2000 and 2003; as a Senior Vice President at Sterling Software, between 1996 and 2000; as a Vice President at Information Builders, between 1992 and 1996; and in a range of functions of increasing seniority at the Digital Equipment Corporation, where she started her career in 1981.
Harrison holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Cologne, a Master of Business Administration in International Management and Strategy from Georgia Southern University and is currently studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Organisational Strategy from the University of Cologne.
Harrison joins Baker Tilly as its Chief Sales Officer. In her new role she takes responsibility for the firm’s sales and business development, whereby she will align the firm’s wider strategy and marketing capabilities with the strategic growth goals of its executive.
Ed Offterdinger, Baker Tilly’s Executive Managing Partner of Strategic Growth, says that the firm is “very pleased” about the addition of Harrison. Offterdinger adds “As we grow and continue to advance our strategic priorities, Rike’s leadership of our sales function will enable those efforts by building and influencing a collaborative culture of sales-driven growth across our firm.”
Harrison comments that she is “proud” to join Baker Tilly and to contribute to achieving the firm’s ambitious goals for growth. She adds “It’s an exciting time for Baker Tilly and I look forward to working alongside the world-class professionals who have been instrumental in expanding the firm’s footprint and influence.”