William T. Keevan
Mr. Keevan has 50 years of financial accounting, auditing, SEC reporting, government contract consulting, internal investigation, litigation support, risk management, corporate governance and expert testimony experience serving corporations, boards of directors and legal counsel. He has been responsible for leading major practice groups at three international professional services firms and for the training and professional development of numerous colleagues over the years. He has served on two public company audit committees (as chairman of one) and on one compensation committee. In these capacities he has worked with company management to develop robust enterprise risk management and strategic planning processes, improve financial reporting and internal controls, enhance the organizational stature and effectiveness of the internal audit and compliance functions and strengthen communication and coordination with the independent auditors. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Mr. Keevan joined Arthur Andersen & Co., an international accounting firm, in December 1968. He left Arthur Andersen in November 1973 to enter private industry and was invited to return to the firm in January 1979. He was with Arthur Andersen for 28 years, 20 years (from 1982-2002) as a partner serving in a number of senior management positions, including as a member of both the Firmwide and North America Audit and Business Advisory Services Leadership Teams, Managing Partner – Government Contract Consulting Services, Managing Partner – Business Fraud and Investigation Services (North America), and Managing Partner – Strategic Alliances and Business Expansion for the Audit and Business Advisory Services Practice. In addition to serving his own clients, Mr. Keevan was often consulted on accounting, auditing and regulatory compliance matters by other Arthur Andersen partners, particularly those whose clients were engaged in government or long-term commercial contracting activities. He was also regularly consulted by members of Andersen’s Firmwide Professional Standards Group and occasionally by other public accounting firms referred to him by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He retired from Andersen in 2002 when it ceased the practice of public accounting. In June 2002, Mr. Keevan and two of his Andersen partners formed Keevan Consulting LLC which was then acquired by Navigant Consulting Inc. From June 2002 to December 2006, Mr. Keevan was a Senior Managing Director of Navigant Consulting and the leader of the firm’s Government Contractor Advisory Services Practice. He also served on the firm’s Disputes, Investigations and Regulatory Advisory Services Practice Management Committee. In December 2006, Mr. Keevan and most of the professionals in his practice at Navigant joined Kroll Associates Inc., a leading international risk consulting firm, where he was a Senior Managing Director and the U.S. leader of the firm’s Complex Accounting, Disputes and Regulatory Compliance Practice. In 2010, subsequent to the sale of Kroll by its parent company Marsh & McLennan, Mr. Keevan became an independent consultant and Senior Advisor to Chess Consulting LLC, the successor to the practices he led at Andersen, Navigant, and Kroll.
Early in his career Mr. Keevan spent five years (from November 1973 to December 1978) in industry. Most of that time was with Masonite Corporation at both its corporate headquarters and as Controller of the company’s Western Lumber Division. His responsibilities in those positions included financial accounting and SEC reporting, financial planning and analysis, cost accounting, capital budgeting, and merger and acquisition due diligence. He directed Masonite’s adoption of the LIFO method of inventory accounting and was responsible for developing the company’s responses to accounting standards and regulatory requirements proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the SEC.