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Chet Wood

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, U.S. Merger & Acquisition Services, Deloitte LLP


Chester J. (Chet) Wood serves as Vice Chairman responsible for driving the organization's growth and delivery of One Deloitte in the market. In addition, Chet leads the firm’s U.S. Merger & Acquisition Services practice and serves as a member of Deloitte LLP’s Executive Committee. His client activities include serving as National Office Leadership Partner for a number of the firm’s largest and most prestigious clients.

Chet started with the firm in 1981 in Salt Lake City as an audit staff professional. During his career, he has worked in Boise, ID; New York; San Francisco; and Sydney, Australia. He has been lead tax partner for a variety of global clients, and served in the firm’s Office of the CEO program, providing strategy and service to global clients.

In 1997, Chet assumed the leadership of the Tax and Legal practice for the Australia Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm. He returned to the United States in 2000 to serve as U.S. Tax deputy managing partner. In 2003, Chet was named chairman and CEO of Deloitte Tax LLP, a role he maintained for eight years.

Chet is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds active licenses in Idaho and New York.  He is also a member of the AICPA and the state societies of CPAs for Idaho and New York.  Born and raised in Nevada, he is a cum laude graduate of The College of Idaho. Chet resides in Stamford, CT, and is active in several community organizations, including serving on the board of the Opportunity Network.

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