Kevin Patterson

Kevin Patterson

Office Managing Partner


BDO Detroit Office



Executive Summary

Kevin has 15 years of public accounting experience serving publicly traded and privately held manufacturing, distribution and insurance clients. He has worked extensively with both private equity owned and publicly traded automotive manufacturers and automotive suppliers including from both an acquisition and divestiture perspective. Specifically, Kevin worked on a $1 billion publicly traded school bus manufacturer headquartered in Fort Valley, Georgia and a $1 billion private equity owned global automotive supplier headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. He has taken an active role in helping clients to prepare for and implement streamlined approaches to implementing the new GAAP revenue recognition guidance. Kevin also currently serves as an active member of BDO’s National Private Equity Industry Group. He has significant experience in the following:
  • Supervision and management of audit engagements
  • Review of intricate consolidated financial statements
  • Research and review of complex accounting topics
  • Communication of deliverables to board members, owners and management
  • Assessment and documentation of internal controls

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) of Western Michigan
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)


M.S.A., Accounting, Grand Valley State University
B.A., Accounting, Grand Valley State University (magna cum laude)

Community Involvement

Grand Rapids Business Journal, 2018 and 2017 40 Under 40
Grand Valley State University, School of Accounting Advisory Board
John Ball Zoo, RendeZoo Planning Committee
Junior Achievement, Board of Directors
Leadership Grand Rapids (LGR), Class of 2014 Granduate
Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, Board of Directors