KPMG Canada promotes nine partners in advisory business

20 October 2020 3 min. read
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KPMG Canada announced its partner promotions for fiscal year 2021, with a total of 30 KPMG professionals being elevated to partner level. Nine of the new partners are in the Big Four firm’s advisory business, while nine are in tax and twelve are in audit.

Mathieu Bedard (Montreal) is a digital transformation consultant who has been with KPMG for the past three-and-a-half years, serving as an executive director. He joined the firm in 2017 when ToMont Solutions, an Oracle EPM consultancy where he was a partner, was acquired by KPMG. He was previously a consultant at CGI and Accenture.

Angela Ching (Toronto) joined KPMG Canada in 2006 as a senior accountant. Her work includes advising banks on financial reporting compliance during large-scale IT systems implementations. Ching also spent three years at KPMG US in New York, working on IT-related compliance issues for financial services firms.

Susie Foley (Vancouver) has more than 15 years of experience, with a focus on valuation engagements for public and private companies. She joined KPMG in 2016 as senior manager in the valuations practice, having previously spent three years at Bell, where she was an associate director in financial planning and analysis. Foley started her career in the audit practice of EY, before moving on to valuation and business modelling.

KPMG Canada promotes nine partners in advisory business

Rebecca Ip (Toronto) has more than 15 years’ experience advising clients on anti-money-laundering processes, and has also spent time in KPMG’s Amsterdam and London offices. She joined the firm’s Toronto office in 2005 as a senior accountant.

Kashif Khan (Toronto) has over 15 years of experience in technology risk consulting, supporting clients in IT integrated audits, IT controls advisory, and cyber reviews, among other areas. Khan initially worked in software engineering before joining KPMG’s IT advisory services practice in 2004. Between 2007 and 2010, Khan was a manager in the technology and security services practice at Deloitte Middle East before rejoining KPMG in 2010 as a senior manager in technology risk consulting.

Prashanth Fernando (Toronto) has nearly 15 years of experience in data-driven and ERP solutions, and currently leads the Toronto SAP practice’s teams for SAP Data & Analytics and SAP S/4HANA. He joined KPMG in 2015 as a director, having previously spent five years at Home Trust Company as a senior manager in business intelligence (BI). Fernando was also previously a manager of SAP BI services at Contax and a BI consultant at Johnson & Johnson.

Stu Wechsler (Montreal) is a new partner in KPMG’s deal advisory practice. Wechsler has been with the firm for 10 years, joining as a senior accountant in 2009. He also spent one year at Richter, where he was an associate in the valuation, litigation, and transaction advisory practice.

Elaine Wong (Toronto) has 20 years of consulting experience in business and finance transformations, supporting clients in the areas of business operations strategy, business continuity and disaster recovery, and M&A operational implementations, among other areas. Wong has been at KPMG since 2004, and was previously a senior consultant at Accenture.

Shant Yeremian (Toronto) is an experienced mergers and acquisitions consultant. He joined KPMG Canada in 2018 as a managing director, and is the head of technology M&A in the Canadian deal advisory practice. Yeremian previously founded and ran pledge fund Lucien Capital Group. Before that, he was the global head of buy-side M&A at investment bank Equiteq and a senior deal advisor at KPMG UK. Earlier in his career, Yeremian was a consultant at PwC and Deloitte in the UK.

Aside from the 30 internal promotions, KPMG Canada also announced 39 further partner additions in 2020, either through company acquisitions or recruitment.