Edward Cannizzaro

Global Head of Quality, Risk & Regulatory

KPMG International

Ed Cannizzaro is Global Head of Quality, Risk & Regulatory for KPMG International and serves as a member of the Global Management Team. Ed has global responsibility for KPMG’s system of quality controls, risk management and ethics and compliance programs. He is committed to ensuring that the work performed by KPMG professionals around the world meets regulatory and professional standards and is undertaken to emphasize the highest levels of ethics and integrity.

Ed has more than 35 years of experience with KPMG in senior client-facing as well as risk management and regulatory roles. He previously served as National Managing Partner for Risk Management for KPMG LLP in the US. He also served on the Board of Directors of KPMG LLP and KPMG Americas.

Ed has spent a significant part of his career working with clients and has served as Lead Engagement Partner and Account Executive on a number of KPMG’s most significant accounts.

In addition to his client services responsibilities, Ed has served in many leadership roles with KPMG LLP, including Managing Partner of the West Area Audit Practice; Partner-in-Charge of the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles Audit Practices. He has also served as an SEC Reviewing Partner and served two rotations in the Department of Professional Practice, where during the second rotation, he provided risk management and technical support to the Latin American and Caribbean practices.

Ed completed KPMG’s Chairman’s 25 leadership development program. Additionally, Ed has served as a Liaison Partner to the Audit Committee Institute; a coach for the Lead Partner Academy and as an instructor for a number of national training courses.

Areas of expertise
Accounting Advisory Services Advisory Audit Financial Risk Management Financial Statement Audit Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services Risk Consulting
Education and qualifications
  • BS, San Diego State University

  • Certified Public Accountant, New York and California

Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors of San Diego State University’s School of Business. Also served as KPMG’s leader on the California State Steering Committee and on the boards of the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Diego Symphony, Corporate Directors Forum, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.