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Jonathan R. Guthart

KPMG US Capital Markets Group

New York, NY, USA


Jonathan Guthart is a partner with KPMG LLP and is currently seconded as the global partner-in-charge of KPMG's US Capital Markets Group ("USCMG") based in New York. USCMG provides services to KPMG member firms serving foreign private issuers that file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).

    Jon is currently the Chairman of the AICPA Center for Audit Quality's International Practices Task Force  (IPTF). The IPTF meets periodically with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff to discuss and focus on international emerging technical accounting and reporting issues relating to SEC rules and regulations. 

    Jon started his career in 1986 in the U.S. firm's San Francisco office serving a variety of clients in the software, medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. From 1993 to 1995, Jon was on a developmental assignment in KPMG's Department of Professional Practice (DPP) in New York. While in DPP, Jon provided technical accounting and SEC reporting assistance to KPMG's global bio-technology and pharmaceutical client base. Jon also served in KPMG's Office of the General Counsel. 

    Jon was elected to the partnership in 1996 and became a U.S. firm designated SEC reviewing partner in 2001 and a Foreign Filing Review Partner in 2007.

    Prior to assuming his role as the global partner-in-charge of USCMG, Jon had been seconded to the KPMG U.K. Member firm.  Based in London, Jon was responsible for performing foreign filing reviews and other U.S. centric services to our European, Israeli and Indian KPMG member firms and their clients.

    Jon has extensive experience in serving a wide range of industrial, manufacturing, and information and communication companies. He has served publicly and privately held companies as well as international companies. He has been involved in numerous initial public and secondary stock offerings and has participated in KPMG's international quality review program for SEC registrants.

    Jon earned his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a certified public accountant.

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