Vice Chairman, Cresset

Professional Experience
Pat is the Managing Partner of KPMG’s Chicago office and a Partner in the Audit Practice. Pat is the market development leader for the Midwest geography which includes Chicago, Des Moines, Detroit, Kansas City, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha and St. Louis. He was previously Managing Partner of KPMG’s Boston and Providence offices. He is responsible for overseeing the delivery of high quality client service, development of marketplace strategy, attracting and retaining key resources, and representing the firm in the marketplace and community. In 2014 Pat was elected to the KPMG Board of Directors for a 5 year term.

Pat has more than 35 years of experience providing financial statement audit and due diligence services. His audit experience with multi-billion dollar companies ranges from SEC filings, carve-out financial statements, and the successful coordination of large global audits. He has a thorough understanding of SEC rules and regulations and has been involved in numerous equity offerings. Pat has extensive international experience in the consumer products, retail and electronics manufacturing sectors. He serves as the account executive for several of KPMG’s largest clients.

Operations Experience

  • Twenty year track record of strategic growth and practice leadership
  • Fostered a winning culture for Chicago Metro, leading audit, tax and advisory teams to grow practice from $500M in 2012 to over $800M in 2018, with goal of $1billion dollar practice by 2020
  • Grew Chicago office headcount from 1,800 in 2012 to 2,500 in 2018 with a goal of 3,000 professionals by 2020
  • Led the business case to open a Client Solutions Center in Chicago (March 2019) to showcase KPMG’s capabilities in disruptive technologies and business transformations, including data and analytics, digital transformation, cyber services, finance and tax transformation, blockchain and other emerging technology solutions
  • Demonstrated the firm’s commitment to communities by leading our effort to contribute one million books to early readers in the Chicagoland area
  • Named by Crain’s Business as one of the 100 Most Connected Chicagoans

Board Governance Experience

  • Skills include strong leadership capabilities and insights from experience in practice operating roles for KPMG, understanding of governance issues facing public companies from attending and presenting at over 200 Board Audit Committee meetings, and expertise in accounting and finance, both in the U.S. and internationally, based on 37 year career with KPMG
  • KPMG Board of Directors:
    • Elected to five year term (2014-2019); Lead Director (10/1/18-9/30/19)
    • Chairman of Compensation & Pension Committee (2016-2018)
    • Participated in CEO succession process (2015)
  • Chairman, Board of Directors United Way Metropolitan Chicago (2017-2020)
  • Chairman, Board of Directors of Kids First Chicago (2015-2019)
  • Past Audit Committee Chairman, United Way Metropolitan Chicago
  • Past Audit Committee Vice Chairman – Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago — Member, Steering Committee of Civic Committee (2015 to present)
  • Director of World Business Chicago (2012 to present)
  • Director of the Executives’ Club of Chicago (2012 to present)
  • Executive Committee Member of Metropolitan Family Services (2012-2015)
  • Director of Teach for America – Chicago (2015-2017)