Ken Redman - BDO Chicago

Ken Redman

Central Region Financial Services & Private Equity Tax Practice Leader


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Ken Redman has more than 20 years of experience providing tax consulting services to asset management firms, their ultra high-net-worth principals, and prominent global investors. He has a deep understanding of the financial services industry with both inside and outside perspectives, and is intimately familiar with the many challenges it can present to senior management in an ever-changing tax landscape.

Ken began his tax career in a financial services practice, where he consulted firms headquartered in North America and Europe. He then joined a prominent private equity firm in the midwest with aggregate capital that grew to over $20 billion as it invested in some of the world’s largest portfolio companies. Over the next nine years he rose to partner and global head of tax as the firm’s Chief Tax Officer. He then led the in-house tax group of a private equity firm in the mid-Atlantic region with aggregate capital of $5 billion that invested in middle-market portfolio companies. Ken now leads BDO’s central region Tax practice from our U.S. headquarters in Chicago, working with our national practice leaders and collaborating with partners in BDO offices around the world.

With this tenure and having personally made the decisions senior management may now be facing, Ken’s unique perspective can produce unexpected dividends for the BDO clients he now services, and provide their prominent investors with non-economic reasons to continue to reinvest in future funds.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society


M.S., Taxation, DePaul University
B.S., Accountancy, Northern Illinois University