PKF O’Connor Davies Appoints New Chief Information Officer
With effect from May 2019, PKF O’Connor Davies hired Christopher P. McPhee as Chief Information Officer, a recognised expert who brings more than 25 years of financial, government and corporate IT experience to the new role.
In this role, McPhee will guide PKF O’Connor Davies’ industry-leading technology initiatives and oversee the Firm’s information technology department to ensure effective, efficient and secure operation of all technology systems and services.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris as a leader in an area that’s so crucial to the Firm’s ongoing success,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “His expertise and experience offers a unique focus on innovation and ensuring consistent, reliable systems and solutions that will be a tremendous asset to our company and our clients.”
McPhee has more than 25 years of technology leadership, project management and consulting experience focusing on systems implementation of business solutions on the executive level. His new role at the Firm includes the management of strategic and tactical activities to ensure user satisfaction, technical delivery, contract compliance and resource management for the Firm’s IT Department. He will also implement and create information technology strategy and vision for the Firm’s Management Information Systems (MIS) department. McPhee is a certified project management professional and earned a Master of Business Administration in Information Systems from the University of Maryland.
“There are powerful new opportunities to use technology to better serve clients and streamline operations in today’s accounting and advisory industry,” McPhee said. “I’m excited to join the team at PKF O’Connor Davies and build on its established reputation for superior technology solutions.”
McPhee has developed and delivered strategic platforms to support compliance and MIS reporting functions. He also specialises in process improvement, transformation programs, regulatory systems and compliance, planning and forecasting, business intelligence, testing and release management.
PKF O’Connor Davies has 11 offices in five states as it continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions on the East Coast. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with tactical external hires with a focus on growing its leadership team.