Faculty *

In addition to KPMG professionals, KPMG Executive Education utilizes an outside faculty of instructors who are knowledgeable and experienced in specific fields. We continually strive to select instructors who not only possess a practical understanding of the topics, but are also highly-skilled and dynamic facilitators.

* Not all instructors participate in each session.

Steve Blum serves his alma mater—Yale University—as its Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives (AYA). For close to a decade before that, Steve was Managing Director and then Chief Operating Officer at Burnham Securities, Inc. in New York. Steve has provided merger and acquisition, partnering/alliance, corporate finance and valuation advice to hundreds of publicly and privately held domestic and global companies. Prior to his stints with Burnham Securities and Yale, for 20 years Steve was a KPMG partner, helping establish the firm's valuation practice, and -- as KPMG's national director of corporate finance -- leading KPMG to the number one M&A global ranking in terms of completed transactions for much of the 1990s. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics (with honors) from Yale University and a Masters degree from New York University's Stern Business School. He has taught and written on merger and acquisition topics, and is also a CPA and Accredited Senior Appraiser.
(Mastering Acquisitions and Buyouts)

Mary Anne Busse is a nationally recognized expert in disclosure and governance, having served for several years in various capacities with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., her last assignment as Senior Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance. Ms. Busse currently serves as Managing Director for Great Disclosure LLC, a consulting firm providing training and assistance on securities disclosure, investor relations, corporate governance and corporate communications. She consistently receives excellent ratings from participants for her knowledge of SEC issues and developments, the practical insight she provides from her extensive experience in dealing with SEC matters, and the effective way she uses exercises to reinforce the topics being presented.
(Advanced 10-K Workshop, Bank MD&A Disclosures Workshop, Bank SEC Reporting & Compliance, MD&A Disclosures Workshop, SEC Reporting & Compliance)

Dan Gode has continually received top marks at workshops for his ability to present complex financial topics in an understandable, lively, and practical format. He has taught KPMG seminars since 2002. He has developed these courses in consultation with the Department of Professional Practice, KPMG. Dan lives in New York City and regularly consults with and teaches at leading financial institutions, corporations, and hedge funds. Dan is also the co-founder of Almaris Consulting and Training. Dan holds a Ph.D. degree in accounting and an MS in information systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
(Accounting for Business Combinations, Accounting for Foreign Operations, Accounting for Income Taxes, Optimizing Accounting & Finance with Advanced Excel, Accounting for Share-Based Payments, Advanced Accounting for Income Taxes, Modeling & Projecting Financial Statements, New Lease Accounting, Statement of Cash Flows)

Facilitators of Exec|Comm, LLC a business communications skills consulting firm offering seminars and training in effective sales, meeting management, and leadership training.
(Presentation Skills for Finance Professionals)

Facilitators of Franklin Covey, world leaders in consulting and training, enabling individuals and organizations to achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior.
(The 4 Disciplines of Execution Workshop)

Partners of GAAP Dynamics, a training firm that provides tailored and engaging learning solutions to companies and accounting firms worldwide. Their passion for making accounting understandable and their extensive industry knowledge combine to create a uniquely effective learning experience. They make accounting fun!
(Fair Value for Accountants, Revenue Recognition Fundamentals, The Essential GAAP Update, The Essential GAAP Update for Banks and Other Financial Institutions)