KPMG Principal named as Top 25 Consultant

Date: 06-08-2007
Source: PR Newswire

Steven Hill, KPMG LLP's National Advisory Services Leader, was named to Consulting Magazine's list of the Top 25 Consultants for 2007, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm has announced.

Billed as a list of the "most influential practitioners," the magazine said Hill "presaged the rise of enterprise risk management and strategic risk initiatives currently under way at numerous corporations."

"Steve has been instrumental in evolving the strategic perspective for KPMG's Advisory practice to create a balanced portfolio of services that combines our existing strength in value preservation services with an expanded focus on value creation services," said Mark A. Goodburn, KPMG's Vice Chair for Advisory Services.

"Steve helped develop a framework to look beyond control and compliance issues that arose in the wake of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and envisioned how risk management could be applied holistically to an enterprise's decision- making process to create shareholder value," said Goodburn. "He was one of the first in our profession to recognize that the expanded role of the CFO -- what we call the CFO Agenda -- increasingly included integration of growth and operational initiatives along with the more traditional financial reporting and compliance responsibilities."

Notified of his selection, Hill said, "It is an honor to be included among such a distinguished list of consulting professionals. It's truly a testament to KPMG's vision to define a new category of advisory services linking risk and control to business transformation. I share this honor with my colleagues at KPMG who helped create that vision and who are successfully putting it into practice."

Based in Dallas, Hill joined KPMG in 1995, leaving in 1997 to become senior vice president at Bearing Point (previously KPMG Consulting). He returned to KPMG in 2003. Prior to KPMG, Hill held positions at SHL Systemhouse and McKinsey & Company.

He completed an executive master of business administration program in Vevey, Switzerland while a manager at McKinsey. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in nautical science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.