Itasca, IL, October 1, 2019 – CDH announced today that its leadership team has unanimously selected Wendy Kelly as the next CEO and Managing Principal effective October 1, 2019.  Kelly joined CDH in 2010 with over 20 years of public accounting experience and had most recently served as Principal of the Assurance group.

“The leadership team of CDH is pleased to have elected Wendy Kelly to lead our globally focused public accounting firm into the future,” said Dan Duncan, Tax Principal and one of the founders of the firm. “She exemplifies all the qualities that make our culture what it is, including dedication to supporting our employees and providing five-star service to our clients.”

“I am honored to serve as the next CEO of CDH as we continue to challenge the market’s perception of the capabilities of a public accounting firm,” explained Kelly. “Over the last few years, CDH has made significant advancements to our service lines to better serve our clients. As CEO, I look forward to continuing to work with our talented team to build on this momentum and create a more meaningful experience for our clients and our team members.”

Kelly succeeds Koh Fujimoto, who served as CEO for a 5-year term.  Fujimoto will remain with CDH as a Principal and as a mentor to the leadership team.

Kelly serves on the board of the EPWNG (Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group). She is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University.


About CDH:

CDH has been serving privately held companies nationwide since 1996. The firm provides traditional services such as tax and audit, as well as many non-traditional consulting services including Executive Focus, HR Consulting, and IT Consulting for manufacturing and distribution, professional services, construction, and non-profits among others. The firm currently has offices in Itasca (IL), Chicago (IL), Brookfield (WI) and Nagoya (Japan).

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