The Rising Stars of the Profession: Arjun Kalra


Arjun Kalra

Crowe Horwath
Excellence in Financial Services
Age: 34

Arjun Kalra was elected to the Crowe Horwath partnership in 2015, what he says is “without a doubt” one of the most significant accomplishments of his career. But it didn’t stop there.

“Shortly after being elected principal, our CEO asked me to serve as the advisor on Crowe’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, one of his highest strategic priorities,” he says. “Gaining an opportunity to serve in a firm-wide leadership role for an initiative with such importance was very humbling.”

The single biggest factor to his success, he says, has been the mentorship and sponsorship that he’s received over the course of his career. “I feel so fortunate to have had a support system of mentors who have helped provide me with opportunities for leadership and development,” Kalra says. “Their guidance and support over the years has helped me succeed in those opportunities and their advice has been instrumental in my success.”

Kalra says he loves working for a progressive firm with an amazing culture and people. “Crowe has been an amazing firm where the growth and culture have created a positive experience and an opportunity to excel,” he says. “Crowe values our people, promotes diversity and inclusion and fosters a collaborative environment where our people can succeed. Continuing to develop my consulting career at Crowe excites me.”

As far as being recognized as a Rising Star of the Profession, Kalra says it’s “an honor to be recognized amongst such distinguished peers. More than anything I walk away from this award knowing that the best thing I can do is ‘pay it forward’ and help others gain the opportunities and successes that I’ve been so fortunate to experience.”