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Richard F. Kraner

Wealth Advisory Partner


Executive Summary

Richard is the Tax Managing Partner of BDO USA, LLP of the St. Louis office and the Office Managing Partner of BDO Wealth Advisors, LLC.  Prior to joining BDO, Richard was a Partner with approximately 22 years experience at a Big Four firm.  At that firm, Richard served as the Director of the Personal Financial Counseling practice in the Midwest area. 

He is responsible for overseeing all services provided to clients served by the St. Louis office under BDOWA, including investment consulting, estate planning and income tax planning. He provides personal financial counseling for many high net worth individuals, corporate executives, and owners of closely held businesses, including some of the wealthiest families in St. Louis. He is a six-time recipient of St. Louis Magazine’s “Five Star Wealth Manager” Award.

Richard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) licensee and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA). He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University and received his JD from Saint Louis University School of Law (cum laude). Richard also holds his Series 65 and 63 licenses with the FINRA.

  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Investment Management Consultants Association
  • Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • St. Louis Art Museum

  • J.D., St. Louis University School of Law
  • B.S., Business Administration, St. Louis University