KPMG has named Carole Streicher as the leader of its deal advisory and strategy (DAS) practice in the US.
Streicher represents the first woman to lead the DAS practice, and the only female M&A leader at a Big Four accounting firm.
In the new role, Streicher will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the practice.
She said: “The M&A market is exceptionally robust right now offering our people a dynamic environment to build a career.
“As the new leader of the practice, I am excited to introduce my new senior leadership team, half of whom are from under-represented groups, which showcases KPMG’s continued commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Streicher will specialize in building client-centric, cross-functional teams with industry experience to leverage proprietary data and analytics solutions to drive insights.
The team, which operates alongside 2,300 partners, focuses on both supporting clients transact globally and realize value.
Carl Carande, vice chair, advisory at the company, said: “Streicher brings more than 25 years of strategic leadership and experience providing innovative solutions to global fortune 500 companies, bulge bracket private equity funds, and middle market firms.
“Her deep commitment to serving clients, developing people and championing the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are the perfect components to successful leadership.”