BDO Canada LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher Johnsen has been appointed as the Managing Partner for the Advisory Services Practice (ASP). Chris succeeds David Simkins, who has recently been named Chief Operating Officer, BDO Canada LLP.
“Chris has helped clients deal with their toughest challenges by presenting and implementing innovative solutions,” said David Simkins, Chief Operating Officer, BDO Canada. “His vision, exemplary leadership and track record to grow business, ideally positions him to lead our Advisory Services Practice.”
Most recently, Chris served as BDO’s Solutions practice leader which he will continue to manage for the foreseeable future. He joined BDO in 2008 to lead and build the National Solutions practice. During his seven-year tenure with BDO, Solutions has enjoyed tremendous growth in people, service lines, products and geography. Presently, BDO Solutions is recognized as the largest Microsoft Dynamics partner in Canada and has earned recognition as one of the top 1% of all Microsoft Dynamics partners globally.
“The complexity of today’s business environment, combined with the rapid pace of change is a challenge every organization is facing,” said Chris. “I am proud BDO has been instrumental in assisting our clients in adapting to this changing landscape.” He went on to state, “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to take on the leadership of such a prolific practice. Our Advisory Group is lead by some of the most talented and innovative professionals in the market, and through this leadership we will continue to focus on helping our clients navigate the changing landscape. It is our collective goal to stay ahead of the trends and issues allowing us to deliver on their toughest challenges and business needs.”
Chris brings a wealth of experience and thought leadership to this role. His professional experience includes building consulting, implementation and Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) practices within the big four firms.
One of the nation’s leading accounting firms, BDO Canada provides assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services. With strengths firmly rooted in the communities we serve, our professionals deliver highly individualized services informed by deep industry knowledge and nearly 100 years of experience serving Canada’s local markets. As a member of the BDO international network, which spans more than 150 countries and 1,400 offices, BDO provides seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with international needs.