Kirstie Tiernan

Kirstie Tiernan



BDO Chicago National Office



Executive Summary

Kirstie Tiernan is a principal in the firm’s BDO Digital practice in the Chicago office with more than 16 years of experience providing data analytics, technology advisory, and risk management services. Kirstie assists clients with generating key insights and knowledge from data across the organization in multiple sources, locations, systems, languages, and functions.​

Kirstie’s team of technology professionals provides clients with the necessary dashboards, statistical models, and predictive analytics to turn data into information upon which key business decisions are made. Applying her skills in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Kirstie regularly works with clients to increase operational efficiencies and to prevent and detect organizational fraud.​

Kirstie approaches projects with a focus on process optimization and a passion for implementing technological advancements to improve and accelerate time-consuming client operations. She has a desire for helping clients make sense of the new world of Digital Transformation and in determining how it tangibly applies to each and every client’s business.  ​

Kirstie also serves as the co-leader of the firm’s own Digital Transformation & Innovation strategy execution. She has been part of several key developments for the firm during her leadership in this role, including the BDO bot factory, the firm’s first Hackathon, and in leading brainstorming and ideation sessions throughout the organization.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners​


M.B.A., Fraud Management and Economic Crime, Utica College
B.S., Computer Information Systems, Indiana University

Community Involvement

Indiana Brown County Community Foundation Board of Directors