Kristen is a partner and practice leader of the professional excellence division with The Bonadio Group, the largest public accounting firm in Upstate New York and the 40th largest firm in the US. She is also the managing partner of the Syracuse, NY office. Kristen have spent her career focused on the audit and accounting needs of a wide variety of clients, specializing in healthcare, not-for-profit organizations and closely held businesses. In addition, she is highly experienced in the areas of quality control, continuing professional education for CPAs, leadership development, and risk management issues for professional services firm.
In the 35 years that I've been in the profession, things have moved forward significantly. When I started with Bonadio, we only had three partners, so our firm has grown significantly as well. I did become the first woman partner, but I was also the first homegrown partner. Because we've always had a growth philosophy, we were looking more at who was able to grow the firm. I credit the founding partners with having the vision or the lack of bias about what makes a successful firm and who's growing it.7 April 2021