BDO strengthens executive leadership team with appointment of two service line leaders

November 22, 2016

TORONTO — November 22, 2016 — BDO Canada LLP is pleased to announce two appointments to its executive leadership team that will strengthen our commitment to be the best professional services firm in the mid-market.

The expansion of BDO Canada’s executive leadership team, will notably reflect the strategic importance of the firm’s dedication to our clients and the services they need today and in the future.

The following two service line leaders will report to Pat Kramer, CEO, and Dave Simkins, COO, of BDO Canada LLP, developing and executing strategies to enhance the service experience of our clients:

Daphna Smuckler, Service Line Leader for Assurance and Accounting (A&A), has over 20 years of experience providing audit, management and business assurance services to an extensive client base in the technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and distribution industries. Daphna most recently was the A&A Business Line Leader for the Large Market Region (BDO large office centres) and served as the Policy Board Chair for BDO Canada LLP. She is also an active member of the Audit Innovation Oversight Committee for BDO International.

Dave Walsh, Service Line Leader for Tax, has over 20 years of experience in public practice advising clients across a diverse range of industries in Canada and around the world. Dave brings extensive expertise having led many teams in complex tax assignments including international expansion, initial public offerings (IPO), equity and debt financing transactions, transfer pricing, expatriate tax, mergers and acquisitions.

“Daphna and Dave are important appointments for BDO Canada as they bring extensive experience and add the necessary leadership and depth that will help us meet the opportunities and challenges during times of rapid technological change,” said Pat Kramer, CEO of BDO Canada LLP. “I have the utmost respect for their experience and accomplishments. Daphna and Dave will enable our leadership team to build on our momentum and take our achievements to another level."

These appointments will be effective immediately and we wish Daphna and Dave continued success as senior leaders of BDO Canada.