Grams brings his public sector experience to Deloitte where he will advise the company’s federal government clients, provide enterprise risk management, financial management and performance management strategies to ultimately improve the company’s business operations.
Grams prior to serving as IRS chief of staff worked as the chief financial officer and chief performance officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
He has served twice for both the IRS and the VA — serving the IRS initially as chief information officer before rejoining in 2013 as chief of staff — and establishing enterprise risk management programs for the VA during his tenures as chief financial officer of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and later holding executive positions managing performance and improvement at the department level.
Robert Penshorn, a Deloitte & Touche LLP partner and Advisory practice leader within the Federal Government Services practice said the company has high hopes for Grams.
“[Grams] was asked to rejoin the IRS as chief of staff at a critical time because of his depth of knowledge and meritorious work in government,” Penshorn said. “He is recognized in both the public and private sector and has an outstanding track record of improving enterprise risk management and financial management processes. His insights will be instrumental in helping our federal clients achieve their mission goals and strengthen Deloitte’s capabilities in the Federal marketplace.”
Grams’ accolades range from being inducted as a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration in 2012, receiving in 2011 the Partnership for Public Service’s Service to America Medal for Management Excellence and having been honored three times with Presidential Rank Awards.
He holds an Economics degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.