Mark J. Mendola Named PwC's U.S. Tax Leader

Author: Mendoza College

PwC US today announced that Mark J. Mendola has been named as PwC's U.S. Tax leader and a vice chairman of the firm. He will also serve as a member of the firm's U.S. leadership team and the global Tax leadership team. Additionally, he will be responsible for the network of Tax practices across the Americas, including Canada, Mexico and South America. Mr. Mendola succeeds J. Richard Stamm, who has been named as vice-chairman, Tax, for the PwC network.

"Mark is uniquely qualified to assume this important role," said Bob Moritz, chairman and senior partner of PwC US. "His significant leadership roles and years of service within PwC's Tax practice and focus on delivering quality to our broader stakeholders will steer PwC's clients through these uncertain economic times."

Mr. Mendola most recently served on PwC's Tax core leadership team as the Tax managing partner. In that capacity, he led the firm's Tax market and client service strategy and was responsible for industry sectors and several Tax business units. Prior to serving in that role, he was the Tax leader for PwC's Canadian firm, based in Toronto. In addition to these Tax-specific leadership roles, Mr. Mendola previously served as the Detroit office managing partner, the global Tax and U.S. automotive industry leader and as the lead partner on several large multinational clients.

A certified public accountant, Mr. Mendola is a graduate of Oakland University (Michigan), and received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame. A frequent instructor and speaker, he has been active in the greater Detroit community and is on the board of several charitable organizations.

Mr. Mendola joined PwC in 1986, serving in the Detroit Tax practice. He became a partner in 1998.