BDO Canada adds Keith Keating as chief learning and development officer

23 January 2024 1 min. read
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BDO Canada, a mid-market accounting and consulting firm, has hired Keith Keating, EdD, as its first chief learning and development officer.

Based in Toronto, Keating brings 23 years of experience in learning and development across sectors including financial services, IT consulting, and manufacturing. In his new role, Keating will focus on unlocking and nurturing the professional and personal growth of BDO’s people, as well as aligning the firm’s learning and development strategy with the needs of its people and clients.

Keating was previously chief learning and talent officer at Archwell, head of the global learning network at General Motors, and senior director and global learning strategist at GP Strategies. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior trainer/analyst.

BDO Canada adds Keith Keating as chief learning and development officer

Keating has doctor and master of education degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA from the City University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in business from SUNY Empire State College.

“Keith's expertise and visionary approach will bring transformative changes. Under Keith's leadership, the firm's Learning and Development strategy will further ensure that our people's career paths not only align with the firm's vision and overall strategy, but also help them achieve their personal goals, realize their ambitions, and live their passions,” said Kerri Plexman, managing partner for talent and culture at BDO Canada.

BDO Canada has over 5,000 people across 100 offices nationwide providing services in audit, tax, and advisory. The firm has annual revenue of $871 million.

BDO Canada recently announced the creation of its BDO Digital division.