Cindy Radu Appointed Leader of Business Transition Services for Western Canada

May 03, 2016

Calgary, Alberta - 3, May, 2016 – BDO Canada LLP (‘BDO’), a leading provider of accounting and advisory services in Canada, is pleased to announce that Cindy Radu, FCA, LLM, TEP, ICD.D, has been appointed as the Leader of the BDO Business Transition Services for Western Canada.

“Cindy brings significant experience in helping clients understand and plan for the future of their family enterprise,” said Jim Krahn, Office Managing Partner at BDO in Calgary. “Cindy’s unique experience, as both an accountant and a lawyer, will allow her and her team to provide immediate value to our clients in Western Canada.”

Most recently, Cindy has managed the transition services at WaterStreet Family Offices in the areas of Family Wealth Advisory and Compliance Management. In addition, her previous experience includes roles with Cidel Trust, RBC Private Counsel, Bennett Jones and Ernst and Young.

“There is a tremendous opportunity right now to serve families by helping them identify and intentionally grow their social, intellectual and financial wealth,” Cindy explains. “This involves putting the family front and center by emphasizing education, communication and governance, to help understand the family’s circumstances, values and goals.”

BDO’s Business Transition professionals work with privately held and family-owned businesses. Our professionals are experienced in the challenges that typically arise throughout the business transition process. They are attuned to the very personal nature of our clients’ needs, and respond quickly to issues and concerns as they arise.

Our services extend well beyond minimizing the tax burden. We help owners plan for the future, in terms of both business and personal goals for all individuals involved. The BDO team works with the existing ownership structure to help improve company governance processes, ensure a fair entrance and exit process for shareholders, and develop a wealth plan that protects, preserves and grows existing assets.

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With over 100 offices nationwide, BDO is one of the largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada. Our professionals serve both public and private organizations across a broad range of industries. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage the knowledge and experience of advisors from over 1,300 offices in more than 150 countries.

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Jim Krahn
Office Managing Partner,
BDO Calgary Office
Tel: 403 231 5440
Cindy Radu
Leader, Business Transition
BDO Calgary Office
Tel: 403 213 5428
Cell: 587 227 9798