Baker Tilly adds Michael Somich as Director in advisory business

04 August 2016 2 min. read
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The US arm of Baker Tilly has picked up Michael Somich who joins as a Director. Somich brings more than 40 years of experience to the firm, including more than thirty years at Deloitte and ten years at the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance. Somich will be tasked with supporting clients with advisory in the increasingly complex healthcare and higher education segments.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (Baker Tilly), Michael Somich worked at the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance for almost 12 years as an Executive Director. Somich was responsible for internal audit, risk and compliance at Duke University, Duke University Health System, and DUMAC. Somich, as part of the role, advised leaders on how to respond to critical risks, as well as founding an integrated compliance and risk management governance approach and framework. Previously, for more than 31 years, Somich worked at Deloitte – where he was a Partner.

Somich holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

Michael Somich - Baker Tilly

Somich joins Baker Tilly’s higher education and healthcare advisory practices as Director. Somich brings more than 40 years of experience to the role, and he will be responsible for helping the firm’s clients navigate the increasing complexity of compliance within the respective sectors.

Raina Rose Tagle, Baker Tilly’s higher education advisory services leader, says, “Mike’s leadership experience in transforming Duke’s internal audit function into a valued strategic partner and effectively integrating risk and compliance management into senior leaders’ critical daily decision making further strengthens Baker Tilly’s ability to bring innovative and impactful solutions to our higher education and healthcare clients.”

Somich says, “I am excited to join Baker Tilly and have the opportunity to work for a premier higher education and healthcare consulting practice where I can make an impact on risk and compliance programs. It will be my greatest pleasure to share what I have learned to benefit Baker Tilly clients.”