Wall Street 50 – 2009

Shaun T. Kelly/KPMG

Shaun Kelly is the vice chair in charge of KPMG’s US Tax practice and regional head of the Americas Tax practice. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction for, and overseeing the operations of, KPMG’s Tax practice. Shaun leads a team of over 400 tax partners and more than 4,000 tax professionals. He serves as a member of the firm’s Management and Operating Committees. Prior to assuming the vice chair role in 2005, Shaun led KPMG’s Global Transaction Services practice and was regional coordinating partner for the Transaction Services practice in the Americas.

Shaun grew up in Belfast and attended Holy Child Primary School and St Mary’s Christian Brothers Grammar School in West Belfast. He received a bachelor of commerce degree from University College, Dublin. Shaun first moved to the US in 1984 on a short-term assignment. After working in Belfast from 1990-1999 he returned to the US where he has worked in KPMG’s offices in San Francisco, Chicago and New York. Shaun lives in Connecticut with his wife Mary, who was born in Donegal, and their four children, two of whom were born in Belfast.