KPMG Names Daniels and Lopes as MPs for Bay Area and Silicon Valley Markets

Lisa Daniels

Lisa Daniels

New York-based KPMG LLP (FY16 gross revenue of $8.6 billion) named Lisa Daniels as the MP of its Bay Area market as well as the San Francisco hub market leader, leading a broad team which includes over 3,000 professionals. Effective July 1, Daniels succeeds Debbie Messemer in these roles who will retire later this year.

KPMG has also named Ron Lopes as MP of its Silicon Valley market. Effective March 1, Lopes succeeds Daniels, who will be transitioning from her current role as Silicon Valley Market MP.

“This is an exciting time to be in this role as we continue to experience unprecedented innovation and opportunities, and I look forward to helping our clients execute their strategy to thrive in this environment,” says Daniels. “

“I could not be more proud of handing the baton to this crown-jewel market to Lisa, a partner I have admired and mentored for years. I am proud to have had the chance to lead this team over the past 10 years and experience significant growth in all categories. Lisa will surely take our wonderful team and our brand to the next level,” says Messemer.

“For nearly three decades, I have had the privilege of working side by side with our Silicon Valley clients and talented KPMG professionals in the leading innovation hub in the world, and I look forward to continuing to do so as managing partner,” says Lopes.

Daniels and Lopes will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth in their respective offices and for ensuring that KPMG retains its reputation as a great place to build a career.

“I am very pleased to have Lisa and Ron leading such important markets because they are committed to ensuring our clients receive outstanding service and to continuing to position KPMG as an employer of choice. I want to also express my deep gratitude for the mark that Debbie has made not only on our team and results on the West Coast, but also on our firm,” says Rob Arning, vice chair, market development.