PKF O’Connor Davies Announces Key New Hires in Risk Advisory Group

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New Director and Principal bring specialized expertise to growing field

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s fastest growing accounting and advisory firms, announced today that it has named Lawrence Baye a Principal and John Madden a Director of the Firm’s risk advisory practice. These latest hires reinforce the Firm’s commitment to recruiting top industry and practice experts as part of the Firm’s ongoing growth initiative which has added more than 150 associates in the last two years.

“We’re continuing to see a growing need for risk advisory from our clients and businesses in general. We’re building out our team to stay ahead of that need,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “John and Larry bring a broad range of expertise across all areas of risk. Additionally, they have demonstrated a dedication to providing value beyond the numbers further enabling us to offer the highest level of service to our clients.”

Lawrence Baye was the longest tenured member of the advisory services practice at a Global Six CPA firm where he launched and directed the Northeast Region’s Sarbanes-Oxley practice, which evolved into the Governance, Risk and Compliance group and helped drive robust revenue growth in the Business Advisory Services group. He also has provided management consulting services in the areas of performance improvement and information technology to public companies, private businesses, not-for-profits and New York State government agencies. He is a regular speaker at industry forums and a committed educator who has held adjunct teaching positions at several distinguished academic institutions.

John Madden joins PKF O’Connor Davies after spearheading a successful overhaul of one of the country’s largest hotel chain’s vulnerability management and cybersecurity protections. His industry experience in managing technological threats gives him a deep expertise in identifying and mitigating risks.

Along with PKF O’Connor Davies’ commitment to expanding its risk advisory group with top tier new hires, the full-service firm is growing significantly in other areas as well, now with 10 offices in four states and recent mergers and acquisitions in the Northeast and Washington, D.C. area.

About PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, ten offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 600 professionals, led by over 100 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services.

PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 26 in Accounting Today’s 2016 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked number 29 in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2015 “Top 100 Firms” list and recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms." In 2016, PKF O'Connor Davies was named one of Vault's Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America, and ranked among the top 50 most prestigious accounting firms in America in a complementary Vault survey. The Firm is the 11th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and was named the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2016 rankings.

By consistently delivering proactive, thorough and efficient service, PKF O'Connor Davies has built long-lasting, valuable relationships with its clients. Partners are intimately involved in the day-to-day management of engagements, ensuring a high degree of client service and cost effectiveness. The Firm’s seasoned professional staff members employ a team approach to all engagements to provide clients with the utmost quality and timely services aimed at helping them succeed. Continuity of staffing and attention to detail in all client engagements make the Firm stand out among its competitors.

PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative of the international association of PKF member firms. PKF International is a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting and business advisory services in 440 locations in 150 countries around the world. With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, PKF O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment.
For more information, visit http://www.PKFOD.com.

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