KPMG Canada adds technology risk expert Sree Kunnath as partner

22 August 2019 2 min. read
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KPMG Canada has added Sree Kunnath, a principal at governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) IT firm Sargon Solutions, as well as his team in Canada.

Kunnath brings more than 14 years of risk consulting experience to his new role as partner, having supported top global financial clients in the areas GRC transformation, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk, and technology risk.

He joins KPMG Canada from Sargon Solutions, a Michigan-based boutique consultancy which he co-founded in 2018. The firm delivers consulting and implementation services in GRC and security operations (SecOps), as well as associated use cases.

"Canadian organizations are facing new and increasingly complex regulatory, compliance and disclosure obligations,” Doron Telem, partner & national leader for risk consulting at KPMG Canada, said. “Properly configured GRC frameworks and tools can address these challenges in an efficient manner as well as enhance transparency around risk management efforts and investments."

Sree Kunnath, Partner at KPMG

"We are thrilled to welcome Sree to KPMG in Canada," Telem added. "Sree's experience leading an organization that has been recognized as one of the most innovative and fastest growing GRC consulting firms in North America will greatly impact our growing GRC portfolio and offerings."

Kunnath previously spent nearly 12 years at Big Four rival Deloitte, initially spending seven-and-a-half years at the firm’s Minneapolis office, serving as a senior consultant in security & privacy services and then as an enterprise risk services manager. He then spent four years at Deloitte Canada, where he was a senior manager and GRC practice lead.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Nettur Technical Training Center and Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences in India.

"We are excited to be part of an organization that has a strong global presence and allows us to offer a wider range of services to our clients," Kunnath said. "Sargon's current Canadian clients will now be transitioned to KPMG and there will be no disruption to business as we continue to deliver on our mandate."