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John Peirson

John Peirson

Chief Executive Officer

Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

John Peirson is the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, where he leads 15,000 professionals who help organizations navigate a variety of risks, embrace complexity, and accelerate performance.

Mr. Peirson has more than 30 years of combined experience within Deloitte and previously with Arthur Andersen. He has dedicated his career to advising clients on strategy and transformation across a broad spectrum of financial and regulatory matters.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Peirson held multiple leadership roles in Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, and he also served as Deloitte’s US Firm Deputy Chief Finance Officer and Deloitte Consulting’s Chief Operating Officer. He also serves on Deloitte’s U.S. Executive and Management Committees.

Mr. Peirson has served some of Deloitte’s largest clients, primarily in the Health Sciences and Financial Services sectors. He has advised in areas including external and internal audit, controls optimization, operational risk transformation, accounting and reporting, and governance-related services, all with an eye towards guiding organizations to become high performing businesses.

A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, John is an active member of AICPA and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

John and his wife have five children and live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They enjoy spending time on the water (water skiing and skating) and in the mountains (snow skiing).