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PKF O'Connor Davies Names Ron DeSoiza Chief Business Development Officer


Longtime Partner to focus on expanding practice areas in his new role

NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 28, 2018

PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP, the nation's 29th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it has promoted Ronald F. DeSoiza to the role of Chief Business Development Officer. In this position, DeSoiza will be instrumental in executing the Firm's strategic growth initiatives through new business development.

"Ron has been a trusted voice in the PKF O'Connor Davies family for a number of years, and we're confident in his ability to meet the challenges in his new role," said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. "We're raising the bar on securing new business this year. Ron is the right person to lead our business development efforts to attract and secure new clients."

DeSoiza has nearly three decades of experience in the accounting industry and has been with PKF O'Connor Davies for nearly eight years. During that time, he has been a recognized leader in developing quality new business for the Firm and cross selling to current clients. In his new role, he will take on an expanded role in business development planning and growing specific practice areas within the Firm.

"I'm proud of the work I've done for clients over the years," DeSoiza said. "As I take on these new responsibilities, I look forward to identifying new ways the Firm can provide value to current clients and bring better solutions and offerings to new business opportunities."

In addition to his role as at PKF O'Connor Davies, DeSoiza conducts peer reviews of other CPA firms across the nation on behalf of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also participated in numerous New York State civil and criminal cases, and has testified in front of the New York State Insurance Department.

PKF O'Connor Davies has nine offices in four states and continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions in the Northeast and Washington, D.C. region. It's supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with tactical external hires.

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, nine offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 700 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 29 in Accounting Today's 2018 "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 28 in INSIDE Public Accounting's 2017 "Top 100 Firms" list and recognized as one of the "Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms." In 2017, 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 the 11th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz's 2017 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 over 400 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


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