Francine McKenna – McKenna Partners LLC

Practice/Organization Description

Ms. McKenna has more than twenty years of experience in business development, client relationship management and project delivery in a range of industries in the professional services environment. She leads McKenna Partners LLC, a specialized consultancy, advising other professional services firms, especially those that have interests in Mexico and South America.

Ms. McKenna is also working on independent writing projects. Her book about the Big 4 audit firms in the age of globalization and regulations is planned for early 2009. Her blog, www.retheauditors.com, comments on the role of the Big 4 firms in the global capital markets. She also can be found on Twitter as @retheauditors

Ms. McKenna was the first female Managing Director in Latin America for BearingPoint Inc, (formerly KPMG Consulting.), leading their Industrial, Automotive and Transportation practice for the region. She also was a Vice President for Information Technology for JP Morgan in Latin America, leading the Y2K PMO in the region. She is fluent in Spanish and has lived/worked in México City, Sao Paulo, Caracas, Bogotá and Buenos Aires.

As a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she served multinational clients in Internal Audit Services on a global basis and was a member of their internal team auditing "PwC the Firm." Before that, she was an Regional Vice President for Jefferson Wells International, a subsidiary of Manpower. McKenna was responsible for their largest region, managing sales, operations, client relationships and overall P&L for ten Midwest offices, including Toronto. Ms. McKenna held various positions in accounting and financial management prior to her career in professional services and began her career as an internal auditor at Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust in Chicago.

Ms. McKenna completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education course, "Leading Professional Services Firms," and is a CPA. She currently teaches in the School of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago and is on the Advisory Board of the Latin American Studies Program at the University f Chicago. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Purdue University.

Education

Purdue University Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Professional Associations & Memberships

IIA, ISACA

Contact

PO Box 738
Chicago, Illinois 60690, United States

  • 312-730-4884

Areas of Practice
  • Business Development
  • Legal Marketing
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