BRUSSELS, 7 December 2022: BDO has announced that Jay Duke will become Global Head of Advisory, effective 1 December 2022. In this role, Duke will be responsible for the ongoing growth and technical excellence of the network’s advisory business, with a particular focus on developing BDO’s worldwide Digital practice. Duke was BDO USA’s first National Managing Partner of Advisory and held the role until May 1, 2022. He also previously served on BDO USA’s Executive Team and Board of Directors.
Duke has over 37 years of public accounting experience with BDO USA. During his tenure as Advisory National Managing Partner, he grew the U.S. practice by nearly 200 percent. He also added significant breadth and depth, overseeing the addition and expansion of key service areas and capabilities that drove opportunity for the U.S. firm, its clients and professionals.
Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA and Chair of the Global Board of Directors, shares: “Jay has been a critical member of our BDO USA leadership team. His sound judgment and focus on client service have created an exceptional advisory practice in the United States. His insights into the needs and opportunities for middle market clients have made a tremendous impact on how we approach our operations. I’m excited for what’s on the horizon for our global advisory practice with Jay at the helm.”
Duke was an early champion of BDO USA’s industry approach and is an active leader in the franchise industry. He has also been an important voice in global advisory efforts, overseeing the International Advisory Leadership Group and providing insight on international expansion efforts. Duke’s prior experience also includes serving as Assurance Managing Partner nationally, as well as for the Southwest Region and Dallas office. Duke is based in Denver, Colorado.
Commenting on his appointment, Duke adds: “The global middle market is poised for continued growth. Our focus at BDO is to support our clients with diverse and evolving capabilities and services to address the issues, opportunities and challenges they face while capitalizing on the global reach of our network.”
Pat Kramer, BDO’s global CEO, concludes: “We are pleased to welcome Jay, who will bring a wealth of experience and valued strategic counsel to the global organisation. As proven by his track record at BDO USA, I am convinced that under Jay’s leadership, our Advisory business line will flourish. Having worked with Jay for many years, I am excited to start a new journey together.”