April 18 - John Hale
Managing Partner, KPMG LLC
John is a working Dad, entrepreneur, investor, Idaho enthusiast, civic activist, and a managing partner of KPMG LLC. With an MBA from Idaho, he slaved as a US Treasury bank examiner until forming a boutique consultancy that he sold to KPMG. There he began a career building divisions within KPMG, such as the 17 country Latin America consulting group based in Mexico City. After a stint as bank Chief Risk Officer, John returned to KPMG to meet the challenges of the financial system meltdown. His client list includes such names as JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, the Central Bank of Mexico, and the International Monetary Fund. Currently he assists private equity funds in bank acquisitions and leads KPMG’s National Commercial Credit Risk Group. John is an angel investor in pre-revenue startups, an avid mountain biker, serves his community on various boards and economic development adventures, and is still a threat in grass doubles.