Kostya is the Canadian National Industry Leader for KPMG’s Consumer & Retail practice. He has over 20 years of experience advising businesses across Canada, primarily those in the retail, hospitality, and restaurant sectors. Kostya works with both public and private companies under IFRS, US GAAP and ASPE, and focuses on advising boards and shareholders on key strategic business decisions, including: go-public transactions, mergers & acquisitions, as well as corporate governance and other board-level issues. Kostya’s clients range in size from large, complex, mature multi-national organizations with over $3B in revenue, through to high growth small and mid-sized private companies.
Kostya has previously led the technology, media & telecommunications (“TMT”) practice in the Greater Vancouver Area, and has also had significant experience outside of KPMG as an operations and sales leader for one of Canada’s top distribution and manufacturing companies.
Kostya’s blend of retail, technology, and operational experience has led to him advising some of Canada’s fastest growing and most recognizable e-tailers, as well as some of Canada’s largest and most established restaurant chains.
BComm (Honours) University of British Columbia
Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia
Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40
Financial Statement Auditing
Corporate Reporting and Governance
Innovation and adoption of technology
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Theatre Society – Board of Directors
New Ventures BC – Judge
BC Tech Capital Advisory Committee
Parent Support Society of British Columbia – Board of Directors