MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The BerganKDV, Ltd. board of directors is pleased to announce that Dave Hinnenkamp, CPA, has been selected to serve as the firm’s chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2018. Hinnenkamp is currently serving as BerganKDV’s wealth management partner-in-charge, a position he has held with the firm for the past 16 years.
A 34-year veteran of the firm, Hinnenkamp began his career at BerganKDV in 1984 as a staff accountant and rose through the ranks to become partner in 1992. In 2002, Hinnenkamp was responsible for the launch of BerganKDV Wealth Management as a startup entity. As a long-standing member of the firm’s leadership team, Hinnenkamp has been instrumental in guiding and developing the culture and structure of the organization, which has grown into a nationally ranked firm approaching $60 million in net revenues.
Hinnenkamp earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from St. Cloud State University and is an active member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Minnesota Society of CPAs. He is also an active supporter of Crescent Cove, an organization offering hospice, respite and palliative care to children and young adults with shortened life expectancies.
“I am very excited to take on this new role at BerganKDV,” said Hinnenkamp, “I have spent nearly onehalf of my career working on the CPA side of our business and the other half building the wealth management line of business, giving me a unique perspective. Human capital is our primary asset and my intention is to focus significant effort on attracting, retaining and developing talent and ensuring those talents are unleashed to grow and improve our firm.”
The firm’s board of directors hired leadership consultant Patti Seda, from Seda Consulting, LLC to help launch and conduct the search and interview process. Seven candidates were interviewed by an 11-person panel over a three-day time frame in November. The shareholders then reviewed the panel’s recommendation, making their final vote in early February.
“The board of directors have worked diligently to identify the leadership traits, qualifications, core responsibilities and accountabilities needed to ensure our firm’s continued success,” said Board Chair Earl Edeburn, “We are confident that Dave has the perfect mix of technical expertise and even more important, passion around our firm’s vision, to lead our team as we continue to grow and thrive.” Hinnenkamp will begin his duties on July 1, 2018, succeeding current President & CEO Loren Viere. Viere, a 40-year veteran of the firm, will remain on staff to continue to service clients and consult on merger and acquisition activity.
About BerganKDV: BerganKDV is a professional services firm that solves complex business, financial and technology challenges, all under one roof. We have more than 350 employees in our locations in Iowa and Minnesota offering tax, audit and accounting, planning and consulting, technology, payroll and HR management and wealth management services throughout the Midwest.
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