BKD Names New National Leader for Private Equity Practice

News Release

NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CPAs & Advisors is pleased to announce that John Kmetz is the new national leader for the firm's private equity practice. Kmetz succeeds Jerry Henderson, who is transitioning into the role of regional managing partner for BKD’s National Advisory Services region.

“John is a proven leader and innovator. Not only does he have a great reputation in his field, he consistently delivers Unmatched Client Service®to our private equity clients. I am pleased to see John step into this important leadership position,” Henderson said.

Kmetz provides financial statement audits of public and private companies in the manufacturing, service, retail, technology and software industries. He also oversees a variety of attest and advisory engagements related to acquisitions, revenue recognition and stock-based compensation.

“I’m honored to be chosen for this role. BKD’s private equity practice has seen incredible growth in recent years and is well-positioned for the future,” Kmetz said. “I look forward to working closely with partners and staff who are passionate about serving this market. We’re very intentional in our approach and will continue to focus on the areas where we can serve our clients with the highest level of expertise.”

As a partner based in BKD’s Kansas City office, Kmetz has more than 20 years of experience working with private equity and venture capital groups and their portfolio companies. Most recently, Kmetz was the national practice lead for BKD’s technology and software industry.  

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