BDO announces Pat Kramer as new CEO of BDO Canada

- Keith Farlinger named CEO of the Americas -

TORONTO, June 29, 2015 /CNW/ - BDO Canada LLP, ('BDO') one of the largest assurance, accounting, tax and advisory firms in Canada, is pleased to announce an exciting transition in leadership.  Pat Kramer, a 20 year veteran of BDO, assumes the role of CEO on July 1st, 2015.  Pat will also serve on the BDO Global Board.

Pat Kramer takes on the CEO role with over 30 years of industry experience advising Canadian companies on complex business issues. Pat has held numerous leadership roles throughout his career at BDO, including the Office Managing Partner of the Calgary practice, leader of the national industry program and as a business line leader for the assurance and accounting practice. Pat has also been active in a leadership capacity for many community, charity and professional organizations.

"Our relationship with our clients and our people is built on a foundation of trust and uncompromising quality and that won't change as we move forward," said Pat Kramer, incoming CEO of BDO Canada. "But the world is changing and how we deliver our services to meet our clients' needs means innovation is a priority for our firm.  Our mandate to serve our great clients, and attract and retain top talent will continue. I'm excited to help lead our firm and our clients through this evolution."

Keith Farlinger will retire as CEO of BDO Canada on June 30th, and has been named CEO of the Americas effective September 1st, 2015, where he will play an active role on the BDO Global Leadership Team.

"We cannot thank Keith enough for the guidance and leadership he has shown within BDO Canada," continued Kramer. "We know in his new role we will see his strength in collaboration help the firm continue to grow."

Starting as an intern, Keith Farlinger has had a 42 year career at BDO Canada, the last seven of which he served as CEO. His experience includes auditing, business planning and financial consulting services. He is also an active community member and has held leadership positions in the accounting industry and with a number of business associations.

About BDO
BDO is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada with our strengths firmly rooted in the communities we serve. Our professionals combine personalized, local advice and service with national resources and experience. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we also have access to advisors around the globe with over 1,300 offices in more than 150 countries.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.


For further information: Peter Snelling, National Partner, Marketplace, BDO Canada LLP, 416 369 3089,

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