Baker Tilly hires experienced operations officer Jacqueline Wiggins

25 August 2016 2 min. read
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Jacqueline Wiggins takes on the role of Chief of Staff at US Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, she joins the firm from Inforum where she was COO. In her new role, Wiggins takes responsibility for driving execution of key strategic priorities set by the firm’s executive.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Jacqueline Wiggins was the Chief Operating Officer at Inforum starting from 2012. Her key responsibilities included overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation in conjunction with its CEO, overseeing all marketing, communication and key messaging, and establishing and directing operational infrastructure and processes, among others. Previously, between 2011 and 2012, Wiggins was the Chief Strategy Officer at Intersect Business Strategies. Earlier roles saw Wiggins work in top level roles at two major financial institutions: most recently at Citizens Financial Group, as its Senior Vice President and Director of Executive Communications and Engagement, from 2005 to 2011, and Senior Vice President in Public Affairs, from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that, Wiggins worked at ABN AMRO, between 1998 and 2005, in her last role as First Vice President and Marketing Director.

Wiggins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wayne State University and a Master of Science in Finance in Financial Economics from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration.

Jacqueline Wiggins - Baker Tilly

Wiggins takes on a new challenge as Chief of Staff at Baker Tilly. In her new role, Wiggins will be responsible for driving, and supporting, leadership initiatives across the firm, including strategic planning, operations, administrative and executive operations. In addition, she will translate strategic priorities into actionable and qualitative plans aligned to Baker Tilly’s strategic direction. She will work closely with stakeholders and the office of the CEO.

Baker Tilly CEO, Alan Whitman, says that the firm is “very pleased” about the addition of Jacqueline to Baker Tilly. Whitman adds “As we grow and build upon our position of leadership in the profession, we will continue to advance our strategic priorities. Jacqueline will enable those efforts by providing innovative and forward thinking leadership to facilitate collaboration and execution across the firm.”

Wiggins responds that she is “proud to join Baker Tilly”, reflecting that it is “a growing organisation that continues to increase its national presence. They are innovators in people, process and client service and I am looking forward to helping advance the firm’s core strategies.”