Joseph Burke - BDO

Joe Burke

Partner, Atlantic Regional Transaction Advisory Services Financial Leader


BDO Greater Washington, D.C.



Executive Summary

Joe Burke has over 20 years of business experience, over 10 of which include mergers and acquisitions (M&A). At BDO, Joe oversees transaction service offerings throughout the transaction lifecycle, including target/buyer identification, transaction readiness, diligence and execution, and post-transaction implementation.   
Joe provides M&A services to both private equity and corporate clients across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, technology, government contracting, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and for-profit education. He has participated in over 100 due diligence projects, including stand-alone acquisitions, corporate carve-outs, add-on transactions, divestitures, joint ventures, mergers and industry consolidations, with transaction sizes ranging in size from $2 million to over $10 billion. 
Prior to joining BDO, Joe led financial diligence teams and served as the regional markets leader for the Transaction Advisory Services Mid-Atlantic practice of a Big Four firm. Joe started his career at Arthur Andersen in Chicago and worked at the private equity firm, The Jordan Company.

Professional Affiliations

Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)


M.B.A., Finance and Strategy, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management
B.S., Accountancy, University of Notre Dame

Community Involvement

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, Board of Trustees
St. John Neumann, Parish Council