Meet Joe Echevarria
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte LLP
Joe Echevarria is CEO of Deloitte LLP, where his leadership responsibilities extend to more than 65,000 professionals in nearly 90 U.S. cities and India.
He joined the Deloitte U.S. Firms in 1978 and became an audit partner in 1988. Since that time, he has held a wide range of leadership positions, most recently U.S. Managing Partner – Operations.
As part of his current role, Echevarria chairs the U.S. Executive, is a member of the U.S. Board, the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Executive and DTTL Board, and serves on the Americas Executive.
Like all Deloitte professionals, Echevarria’s work plays a crucial role in serving the investor public and protecting capital markets, while providing high quality service to some of the firm’s largest and most valued clients. Deloitte hires more than 15,000 annually and Echevarria is known for his passionate support of talent and commitment to inclusion.
Echevarria frequently speaks to influential media such as CNBC, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters about issues such as the U.S. economy and business trends, professional services and the audit profession.
Actively engaged in Washington, D.C., Echevarria was a panelist for the 2012 White House Forum on Women and the Economy and a keynote speaker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Capital Market Summit. He has joined other CEOs to tackle some of the country’s biggest challenges through participation in both the Fix the Debt campaign and the Business Roundtable. Echevarria also regularly meets with leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Outside Deloitte, Echevarria balances career and family life with his wife, who works in technology at Bacardi, and their three children. Committed to helping others, he actively supports education programs, especially in the Bronx neighborhood where he grew up; and through community organizations such as the Orange Bowl Committee.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami, where he serves on the Board of Trustees and chairs the Business School’s Board of Overseers.