BKD Names New Managing Partner for Transaction Advisory Services

News Release

NATIONAL OFFICE – Effective June 1, 2020, Chris Dalton will serve as the managing partner (MP) of BKD CPAs & Advisors’ Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) division. Dalton’s vast experience and expertise uniquely position him to serve TAS clients with excellence. 

“I’m honored for the opportunity to take on additional leadership responsibilities and guide TAS forward in the coming years,” said Dalton. “This is an amazing opportunity for our team to continue pushing the limits of what Unmatched Client Service® can be.” 

“Chris has demonstrated outstanding leadership of our TS practice, having helped fuel double-digit growth for each of the last several years while maintaining excellent financial discipline. His skills will be extremely valuable as we navigate through the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Jerry Henderson, who currently leads TAS and will be stepping into a new leadership role on June 1.

TAS consists of BKD Capital Advisors and BKD’s Transaction Services (TS) division. Dalton, currently the national practice leader for TS, has more than 25 years of accounting experience, including approximately 16 years dedicated to merger and acquisition services. He has extensive experience in financial due diligence analysis, transaction structuring, deal negotiation support and post-transaction planning assistance in a wide variety of industries. 

“I could not be more pleased to see Chris elevate to the MP role and look forward to working closely with him to help take our TAS practice unit to new heights in the coming years,” Henderson said.

BKD’s strong culture and focus on putting the right people in the right places have helped the firm develop a strong succession plan and leadership base as it continues to focus on innovation to better serve clients in a rapidly changing world. 

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