Beyond the skills, Kam acknowledges that his peers, managers, and mentors at the firm have impacted who he is as a person. “BDO's culture has always been more humble, kind, and laid-back. Now that I've ventured outside of BDO and explored another opportunity, I have realized those values have stayed with me, and I've carried them into my other roles.”
After almost 14 years at BDO, it's inevitable the firm has shaped him but he's comfortable with that knowledge, seeing it instead as setting a strong foundation.
"I know that I have the skills, discipline, and values that will support success no matter where my career takes me. There will be setbacks along the way, but the important thing is to keep striving to improve as both a professional and a person. Having resilience and determination is crucial to achieving, and BDO has helped me understand that."
He adds “The last few years have also given me the space to understand how professional satisfaction is linked to personal authenticity. Fit is everything.”
So, what's next? Kam is clear, he wants to grow his practice. He mimics rolling up his sleeves and getting to work. “In my previous role, I remember someone said to me that I didn't need to 'knock on doors', but it was in that moment that I realized how much I loved doing just that. At BDO, I'm encouraged to 'knock on doors', seek out new business opportunities, and actively engage with clients. This aligns with my passion for building relationships and contributing to the growth of both clients and the firm.”