Lynn Calhoun Named CFO at BDO USA, LLP

June 2014

Jerry Walsh
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Chicago, IL -- BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation's leading professional service firms, is proud to announce that Lynn Calhoun has been named the firm's new chief financial officer. Mr. Calhoun, a partner, was previously the firm's director of finance. He succeeds Howard Allenberg as CFO. After serving in various national leadership roles over the past 18 years, Mr. Allenberg is stepping down from full-time duties, but will continue to assist the CEO and the national leadership team on special projects. This appointment is effective July 1.

“I want to congratulate Lynn Calhoun on his promotion to chief financial officer,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “As a member of the national finance team, he has already been a valuable contributor to the firm's financial strategy and those contributions will grow further as he assumes his duties as CFO. Lynn is well deserving of this leadership role.”

Lynn Calhoun joined BDO USA in 1999 and has 30 years of experience in a variety of financial and leadership positions. Prior to joining BDO, he spent 4 years with Deloitte and Touche before assuming roles as CFO and president for a privately-held business from 1987 to 1999. Lynn's experience includes expertise in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, construction, and professional services. He also has extensive experience in IPO’s, M&A activity, international joint venture operations and letters of credit, corporate financing and leasing, and business-to-business sales. A graduate of Michigan State University, Lynn has been a regular speaker at Oracle conferences on the topic of best practices in the finance function and has also been recognized in CFO Magazine research articles on the topic of utilizing business analytics in the workplace.


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