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I’ve attended over 125 unique inventory part counts, climbed to the top of 175-feet grain silos, traveled hundreds of meters down into subterranean salt mines, flown across the Pacific for steel and aluminum, and inventoried about every kind of automotive part that’s gone into a vehicle.

Bryan Welsh
Group Managing Partner, CPA, Assurance Services


As a member of Plante Moran’s management team, I lead our firm’s assurance practice. In this role, I’m responsible for working closely with our management team, industry group leaders, and assurance practice as we provide world class service to our clients. I’m directly responsible for the firm’s assurance delivery model, supporting the needs of the practice areas related to attest services, and the hiring and development of our outstanding assurance practice colleagues.

Prior to my current role on our management team, I led our manufacturing and distribution practice, helping domestic and international management teams and business owners tackle the top issues that impact profitability and enterprise value. These include shrinking margins, escalating structural costs, global competition, supply chain and operational performance gaps, mergers and acquisitions, technology, and estate and business transition concerns, among others.

Plante Moran’s core principle — which is to be a caring, professional services firm deeply committed to our clients’ success — is a guidepost that motivates me daily. Interacting with my colleagues — and leveraging years of friendship and the trust we’ve developed in one another — keeps me excited and motivated to serve and lead. Being the voice of our assurance practice is a great honor.

On a personal level, I enjoy reading, coaching my children’s sports teams, and participating in a variety of outdoor sporting activities.