Blue & Co., LLC Names Managing Director


CARMEL, IN (January 2, 2015) – Blue & Co., LLC, a leading regional public accounting firm with offices strategically located in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Shaw as Managing Director of the firm.

For nearly 20 years, Blue & Co. has been governed by a three-member Executive Committee versus the traditional managing partner structure.  During this time period, the firm has grown to become the 53rd largest CPA firm in the United States as ranked by INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 100 firms list for 2014.  Blue & Co. currently has 38 Directors (partners) and more than 315 employees serving clients in eight offices. 


Brad Shaw’s experience includes over 27 years serving Blue & Co.’s (the Firm’s) healthcare clients and two years managing the healthcare audit practice of a national firm in Chicago.  Mr. Shaw was Chairman of Blue’s Executive Committee for the past four years and Director-in-Charge of the Columbus, Ohio office since it opened in 1999.  Prior to joining Blue’s Executive Committee, Mr. Shaw was Chairman of the firm’s Audit, Accounting and Quality Control Committee. His specific expertise in the healthcare arena includes financial reporting, reimbursement, and strategic consulting.


As Managing Director, Mr. Shaw’s top priorities will be strategic direction for the Firm, partner accountability, talent acquisition, and mergers and acquisitions oversight.  He will continue to work closely with the Firm’s Executive Committee along with the entire Director group.  “We’re very excited about the evolution of Blue’s governance to this current structure,” stated Brad Shaw.  “Having a full-time Managing Director will help us focus on important strategic initiatives that will support the continued growth and success of our firm, our valued clients and the many professionals who work to serve clients.”


Mr. Shaw is a former member of the Board of Directors of Tri-County Center, Inc., Southlake Center for Mental Health, Inc., Central Ohio Mental Health Center, the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Inc. and the Marian University M-Club.  He is also an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 


About Blue & Co, LLC
Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Blue’s public accounting expertise includes the practice areas of assurance, tax compliance and consulting, healthcare consulting, benefit plan services, valuation and litigation support, and business services and consulting.  Its industry specializations include healthcare, construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution, and agribusiness. 


Established in 1970 and headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, Blue & Co. has been ranked in the Top 100 U.S. public accounting and consulting firms for more than 10 years according to both INSIDE Public Accounting and Accounting Today magazines.  Blue is a member of the AICPA Division for CPA Firms, Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Governmental Audit Quality Center, and Center for Audit Quality as well as the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Blue & Co., LLC is an independent firm associated with the North American region of Moore Stephens International Limited. This global association consists of more than 360 independent accounting and consulting firms with nearly 650 offices in almost 100 countries. This affiliation ensures that the breadth and depth of services available to our clients are equivalent to those offered by Big 4 firms. The firm has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana - a designation earned for the sixth consecutive year, one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky (third consecutive year), and a Best Employers in Ohio (fourth consecutive year). Additionally, the Firm’s Building Leaders training program has been recognized as the first place winner in the mid-sized company category of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards for 2014.  For more information, please visit