I have had the privilege of leading MDD for the last eight years as we have grown into a global company focused on providing forensic accounting services to a variety of industries and clients. As part of our evolution, we are pleased to announce the formation of MDD International Limited, a network that will facilitate our key global business strategy of providing consistent, high quality client services at all MDD entities.
This is also the appropriate time to transition firm leadership to the next generation of partners so they can ensure the vision of our founders as we continue to expand both our geographic reach and areas of professional practice.
I’m very happy to tell you that Paul McGowan has been elected as the new Global Managing Partner by The Member companies of MDD International Limited. Since Paul has been our Chief Financial Officer and is a current member of the Global Executive Committee, his knowledge of our internal operations and client service initiatives will provide the experience needed to lead us in achieving our collective vision. I will continue with Paul as an active member of our Global Executive Committee along with Gerry Bouwman, John Foley, Markus Heiss and Phillip Taylor to ensure a seamless transition and assist the firm as needed. I will also continue as an active Partner in the US firm and will remain available to provide services to clients on a global basis as requested.
Paul and I are also pleased to announce that Kevin Flaherty has been elected Managing Partner of our US entity while Peter Karutz and Kent Bogdan have been chosen to join Kevin as the newest members of our US Executive Committee. They will join our other global entity leaders, Brad Ebel in Canada, Flemming Jensen in Europe, Phillip Taylor in Asia, Marcelo Fazio in Latin America, and Chris Ehlers in Australia as we strive to maintain our position as the best global solution for our clients’ forensic accounting needs.
Our company and the industries we serve continue to change rapidly. We believe that our global reorganization and incoming leaders will provide MDD with the ability to manage that change so that we can fulfill our Vision while adhering to our Core Values.
Our Vision: MDD is the trusted advisor supporting our global client-partners in making sound financial decisions.
Our Core Values: Excellence, Integrity, having deep and long-lasting Relationships, Respect for all individuals with whom we do business, providing a Work Life Balance for our employees, and continuing to provide World Class Client Service.
In closing, we would like to thank all of you for your on-going support and friendship. All of us at MDD are greatly appreciative.
Global Managing Partner, 2008 – 2016