Gordon Krater knows that when his clients and staff are successful everyone wins. He strives to make that happen every day. “At Plante Moran, we care about our clients, each other, the community and our families. I’m proud to be a part of our firm.”
Gordon became Plante Moran’s Managing Partner in July, 2009, only the sixth in the company’s 86-year history. His practice of servant leadership earn him high regard among clients, staff, alumni and business colleagues. He is always willing to help anyone who needs his assistance and his positive attitude puts people immediately at ease, no matter how difficult the topic. Those who know him, often comment on his frequent words of encouragement.
Gordon was named Group Managing Partner – Client Industries in 2001, and in that role he led the firm’s efforts to create a new client service model that highlighted areas of industry excellence in manufacturing and distribution, finance, government, healthcare and human services, real estate and construction, the service industry and private equity. This approach allows Plante Moran to better leverage its collective industry expertise and to sustain the high level of client service people expect from Plante Moran.
Gordon’s previous leadership roles in his tenure at Plante Moran also included Office Managing Partner in Southfield and Public Sector Group Leader.
In 2001, he was appointed to the AICPA Group of 100, a prestigious group drawing from various segments of the profession that advises the AICPA regarding the future of the accounting profession. Gordon is the board chair for the Dearborn Community Fund and a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Detroit Economic Club, and New Detroit. He is also very active in The Executive Committee (TEC) and a member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet.
As the 12th largest accounting and business advisory firm in the nation, Plante Moran values both expertise and personal service, values Gordon exemplifies. Those principles have earned Plante Moran a place on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 17 consecutive years and a recent distinction among only 18 companies recognized as the “Greatest Places for Millennials” to work.