Business 100 - 2011

Shaun T. Kelly/KPMG LLP


Shaun Kelly is vice chair – operations for KPMG LLP, responsible for the execution of the firm’s financial plan and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. In October 2010, he was appointed chief operating officer, Americas. In this position, he works with the leaders of the KPMG International member firms in the region to align their respective strategies and operating plans.

A native of Belfast, Shaun joined KPMG International’s Irish member firm in Dublin in 1980 and transferred to the US firm’s San Francisco office in 1984. He was admitted to the U.S. partnership in 1999. He earned a bachelor of commerce, first class honors from University College Dublin and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a certified public accountant. He is treasurer and member of the executive committee of Students in Free Enterprise and a member of the North American Board of the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School. He is co-chair of KPMG’s Disabilities Network, and a member of KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board.