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Haft Accounting and Finance EIR: Brian Hughes, W’81, WG’91, Fmr National Private Markets Group Leader

August 04, 2020

Tuesday, August 4 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT

Registration OPENS July 21st

Brian Hughes enjoyed a distinguished career with KPMG as an Audit partner and operational leader, serving as KPMG’s National Private Markets Group Leader and National Co-Leader of the firm’s Venture Capital Practice until September 2019. He was named to the board of Bentley Systems, Inc. in March of 2020 and serves as Audit Chair, leveraging his nearly forty years of diversified experience in public accounting with a unique specialization in serving high-growth Venture Capital and Private Equity portfolio companies as well as public companies. Brian’s visionary, inspirational leadership catapulted his channel forward, making it an engine of growth for KPMG nationally. His client work centered on supporting entrepreneurs of high-growth companies throughout their entire life cycle: from development stage, through subsequent rounds of financing and other capital formation transactions, on to an IPO—he has worked on more than 40 over the course of his career—or acquisition by larger market participant. His work has spanned industries, with a concentration in the technology and healthcare spaces.

Brian earned both his BS in Accounting and Economics and his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and has been a Philadelphian ever since. He serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Technology Council and for the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center. Brian and his wife Julie have been married for 34 years and are the proud parents of three hardworking daughters, all who have played collegiate-level tennis and one of whom is an All-American three years running.



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