BKD Life Winter 2019

BKD Life

BKDers work hard, play hard and give back.


Explore the stories that will take you to new heights and share a glimpse into the life of a BKD Trusted Advisor™.

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Our people are valued beyond the amazing work they do. When BKDers aren’t finding new solutions for our clients, they’re experiencing other cultures, volunteering in their communities, spending time with loved ones or practicing new skills. BKD is proud to offer the support and flexibility for employees to pursue any of their passions.

Share your unique story in one of our upcoming issues.

Share your unique story in one of our upcoming issues.

Vineyards & Views

Tucked into the mountains and overlooking the valley, a villa with vineyards, olive trees, chickens, goats and gardens sets the backdrop to…

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"I encourage you to read the latest edition of BKD Life to gain a better understanding of the ways BKDers display excellence in all that they do. Follow five BKD partners throughout Italy and hear from a BKD Technologies professional about his experience working with NASA. Then, learn about the long-lasting changes BKDers are making through volunteer efforts in Indiana. Lastly, celebrate with our Wichita office for earning recognition as 2019 Wichita Corporate Challenge champions."

CEO Ted Dickman

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2018 Winter Edition

A Commitment to Lifelong Learning

Antiques and unusual objects, such as hand-cranked telephones and a gorgeous display of swords and spears, decorate the inside of the Colombian home IT Project Manager Robert Escobar and his family would often visit throughout his childhood.

2018 Winter Edition

Batter Up, New York

At 53 years old, Director of Health Care Consulting Adrian Rios faces consistent disbelief when he tells others he plays baseball—and he’s pretty good at it.

2018 Summer Edition

Share Your Great Ideas

BKD is making it easier to transform your innovative ideas into reality—no magic wand required. The firm is committing significant resources and funding to promote new revenue-generating ideas, says Gary Farrar, BKD’s chief innovation and…

2018 Summer Edition

Embodying Our Values

BKD CEO Ted Dickman has a tradition of dropping in unexpectedly to award the firm’s highest honor—the PRIDE Awards—on two teammates every year. This year was no different. The employee recipient, St. Louis Director Brandy Shy, thought it was a last…

2018 Spring Edition

From Factory to Salesforce Fame

For Zac Otero, the journey began with a series of blue-collar jobs that took a hard turn when he learned about Salesforce and then mastered the customer relationship management platform to punch his ticket to a better life.

2018 Spring Edition

Babies, Balance & BKD

Diapers, late-night feedings and child care arrangements are all common with a new baby. And it may be twice the fun when families welcome twins, but it’s also twice as challenging to achieve work-life balance. Thankfully, though, BKD has practices…

2017 Winter Edition

Tuning In to Tax

Who’s going to listen to a podcast about taxation? That’s the question BKD’s Damien Martin asked himself when pondering the medium as another way to educate people about tax issues affecting their businesses, families and wealth.

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