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KPMG Announces New U.S. Blockchain Leadership

KPMG Announces New Blockchain Leadership


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KPMG LLP is announcing new U.S. Blockchain leadership to drive and expand the firm’s blockchain strategy across its core lines of business - Tax, Audit, Advisory and Industries. Arun Ghosh has been named the firm’s U.S. Blockchain leader, and David Jarczyk and Erich Braun have been named the U.S. Blockchain Tax and Audit leaders, respectively.

In addition to solving business issues with blockchain, companies need to account for the complex regulatory, tax and trade, auditability, risk and compliance implications that come with any global transaction and exchange. KPMG’s blockchain approach integrates financial management, digital transformation, and industry subject matter proficiency to provide businesses with comprehensive guidance on blockchain, from strategy to implementation.

The experimentation phase for blockchain is coming to a close with companies now embarking on the execution phase. It is much more than a technology, serving as a global transaction platform that requires an intimate knowledge of tax, global trade tariffs, financial risk implications, and core operations.

Arun Ghosh – Boston – KPMG U.S. Blockchain leader
Arun has extensive experience driving business value by leveraging blockchain, analytics, automation and artificial intelligence for high-tech, industrial manufacturing and life sciences organizations. This includes delivering enterprise-wide transformation programs across commercial, operations, R&D, manufacturing, and supply chain business functions.

David Jarczyk – Chicago - KPMG U.S. Blockchain Tax leader
David assesses the complex tax and finance implications of blockchain. He has vast experience in determining market needs in response to tax reform and changes, implementing technological requirements, creating unique data analytics offerings, and developing go-to-market strategies.

Erich Braun – San Francisco – KPMG U.S. Blockchain Audit leader
Erich assesses blockchain technology and its impact on organizations and on KPMG’s Audit practice. He also understands how companies are utilizing blockchain technology and its influence on audit procedures.

KPMG has dedicated blockchain specialists in 30 countries around the world that work with companies in industries including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, technology, and many more.

For more information, see KPMG’s recent articles:
Blockchain promises companies more transparency and trust
Will the real blockchain please stand up?


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Jamie Bredehoft
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