A prominent regulatory expert, Bob Kueppers has significant relationships with the SEC, PCAOB, Treasury, as well as both Committees and Members of Congress. His regulatory work on behalf of clients and the public accounting profession began in the mid-1980s long before such expertise became crucial for all public companies. As a CPA, senior audit partner and noted leader at Deloitte and of the accounting profession, Bob is an exceptionally qualified financial expert.
Bob’s clients have included global Fortune 100 companies (Boeing, General Motors, Best Buy, and Dow Chemical), in addition to many other public companies. He frequently handled high-profile client matters for public companies facing multi-year restatements, allegations of fraud, and investigations by the SEC and other agencies. His judgment and problem-solving skills were instrumental in achieving the best possible outcomes in these complex situations. His knowledge and guidance in these situations earned Bob the trust and confidence of his clients, their law firms, and the regulators.
While at Deloitte Bob was Deputy CEO, Vice Chairman, Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Center for Corporate Governance, US Leader of Regulatory & Public Policy, Deloitte’s Chief Risk Officer, the firm’s top Senior Technical Partner, and leader of its SEC Services & Independence group. In the mid-1990s, Bob was Executive Vice President & CFO of Plaid Clothing Group, Inc. a private company with public debt. In the mid-1980s Bob completed a two-year fellowship with the Chief Accountant of the SEC in Washington DC.
Bob is a member of The Economic Club of New York, the Committee for Economic Development in Washington DC, and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he is a designated Board Leadership Fellow. He has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1978. His current licenses are in Minnesota, New Yok, and Florida. Bob is also a member of the Board of Directors of Gas it Up, a NYC based start-up, and on the Advisory Boards of Vivio Health, and Pratter.us, each a healthcare start-up. While his primary residence is in Sarasota, Florida, he splits his time between Florida and the New York area. He and his wife of 43 years have two sons. Bob is an avid fisherman, hiker, amateur musician, and wine collector.