KPMG LLP Names John Riordan Managing Partner of Its Knoxville Office

| Source: KPMG LLP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has named John Riordan as managing partner of its Knoxville office.

In his new role, Riordan will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Knoxville office, which serves clients throughout eastern Tennessee. Riordan is the firm's first managing partner in Knoxville, an office which has recently relocated to the First Tennessee Plaza.

"We see continued growth and opportunity in Knoxville and are excited to expand our presence in this important market," said Riordan. "I look forward to leading our growing team of talented professionals to deliver high quality service to our clients."

Riordan has 26 years of experience that ranges from serving large multinational SEC registrants to start-up companies in the technology, consumer markets, industrial markets and manufacturing sectors. He joined KPMG in 1987 and was admitted to the partnership in 2000.

Active in the community, Riordan looks forward to working with his colleagues in Knoxville charitable and civic affairs. He has served as a board member for Literacy Action, Inc.; past treasurer and executive committee member of The Empty Stocking Fund; member Tocqueville Society of United Way; and has coached several youth sports teams.

Riordan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Albany. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and Georgia.


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International.") KPMG International's member firms have 145,000 people, including more than 8,000 partners, in 152 countries.

Kristen Morgan