KPMG names Amy Banovich as leader of Seattle office

07 January 2021 Consulting.us
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KPMG US last month appointed Amy Banovich as managing partner of the Seattle office.

Banovich succeeds Mark Gibson, who led the Seattle team since 2011. Gibson was recently named national sector leader for the firm’s technology, media, and telecom practice.

As Seattle office head, will Banovich will oversee the strategic direction, growth, and development of the location’s 500 professionals.

She brings 25 years of professional services experience to the role, with 18 years at KPMG. An audit partner since 2008, Banovich was most recently the head of the healthcare industry practice in Seattle. She has deep expertise leading audit engagements with insurers, hospitals, physician groups, foundations, and other not-for-profit organizations. 

Banovich is also involved with firm-wide healthcare industry activities, such as the development of the firm’s national healthcare and insurance training sessions.Amy Banovich, Managing Partner Seattle office, KPMGBanovich also served as partner in charge of KPMG’s Network of Women as well as the firm’s National Women’s Advisory Board.

An active member of the community, she currently serves on the executive committee of the Seattle Sports Commission board, and on the audit committees of the Seattle Foundation and the Seattle Art Museum.

“During her 18-year KPMG career, including the past four leading the Seattle office healthcare industry practice, Amy has earned the trust of our clients in an industry going through significant transformation. She has also built strong local business relationships and forged deep ties through her commitment to the community,” said Lisa Daniels, KPMG regional hub market leader. “The combination of outstanding service to our clients and the local community, and Amy’s commitment to KPMG’s values, make her ideal for her new role as Seattle office managing partner.”

Prior to joining KPMG, Banovich spent nearly seven years at Arthur Andersen, where she was a manager. She hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

“I look forward to leading our talented group of Seattle professionals as we continue to help our clients and our community address the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 and develop their strategies for sustained success going forward,” said Banovich.

KPMG Global saw its revenues flatten in 2020 amid the pandemic, falling slightly to $29.22 billion in FY20 from $29.75 billion in FY19. The global accounting and consulting network has approximately 227,000 people in 146 countries and territories.