KPMG Promotes Pair of Orlando Senior Leaders

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ORLANDO–KPMG Orlando Office Managing Partner Charlie Ritter has been promoted to help lead the audit practice across KPMG’s Coastal Business Unit, comprising all of the Big 4 firm’s offices in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. As audit business unit professional practice partner, Ritter succeeds Steve McMullen, who is retiring after 36 years with KPMG.

Succeeding Ritter as Orlando office managing partner is Deirdre Fortune, a tax practice partner based in Orlando the past 11 years.

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Charlie Ritter

About Ritter
Charlie Ritter, who remains based in Orlando, has more than 19 years of experience with KPMG, primarily serving the retail and consumer goods market segment. He was admitted to the partnership in 2007 and currently serves as an SEC Reviewing Partner.

Ritter serves as a member of KPMG’s Board Nominating Committee as well as Junior Achievement of Central Florida’s board.

He began his career as a financial analyst with Harris Corporation.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and finance from the University of Central Florida.


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Dierdre Fortune

About Fortune
Deirdre Fortune has more than 16 years of experience focused on the tax needs of mutual fund, hedge fund, and private equity fund clients.

She has served a wide variety of clients, including some of the world’s leading asset management firms.

Prior to her time in Orlando, Fortune was based in KPMG’s New York City office for five years. Originally from Ireland, Deirdre started her career in KPMG’s Dublin office prior to moving to New York.

Fortune earned a bachelor of arts degree in business and legal studies from University College Dublin and a master of accounting degree, also from UCD.

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