BDO USA names Eskander Yavar head of advisory practice

15 February 2023 2 min. read
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BDO USA has appointed Eskander Yavar as national managing partner of its advisory practice, effective October 13, 2022.

In his new role, Yavar will oversee that development of a practice that is a “significant contributor to the firm’s growth,” according to BDO.

Based in Houston, Yavar has more than 20 years of experience in management and technology consulting, with expertise leading complex technology, supply chain, financial, and operational improvement engagements. He has particular sector knowledge in natural resources, manufacturing, and private equity.

Yavar has been at the mid-market accounting and consulting firm since 2014, when he joined BDO as national leader of management advisory services (MAS). During his eight years leading MAS, Yavar grew revenue by over 3,000 percent. He also served as national leader of the manufacturing sector since 2019, launching an internal Manufacturing Academy to upskill employees.BDO USA names Eskander Yavar head of advisory practice Before BDO, Yavar spent over five years at accounting and consulting firm UHY, where he was latterly principal of the management & technology consulting practice, overseeing a practice focusing on software selection, business process improvement, and project management office services.

Earlier in his career, he was a director of operations & corporate projects at SAP and a senior IT project manager at Waste Management Inc. He began his career at Accenture, where he was an IT development/support lead.

Yavar has an MBA from the University of Houston and bachelor’s degree in international business from The University of Texas at Austin.

“Eskander has strengthened the Advisory practice by bringing in the best people and ideas, adding to the capabilities of our firm and driving valued outcomes for our clients,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “We’re excited to welcome Eskander to our executive leadership team and know he has the vision to lead this practice into the future at a time of incredible disruption and opportunity.”

Yavar added, “We have a remarkable group of professionals who can take our work to the next level, and I’m proud to serve both them and our clients. Given our firm’s unique market position, the strength of our culture, and our overall agility, I’m excited for all that is on the horizon for our Advisory practice.”

BDO’s advisory practice has offerings in business restricting & turnaround; forensics & investigations; governance, risk & compliance; litigation & disputes; insurance risk & recovery; management consulting; transaction advisory; regulatory enforcement; and valuation & capital market analysis.