KPMG LLP Names Darren Burton Vice Chair, Human Resources


MONTVALE, N.J./PRNewswire/ –KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, this weekannounced the appointment ofDarren Burtonto the role of vice chair, human resources. Burton succeedsBruce Pfau, who is retiring from the vice chair role after 12 years and joining the firm’s Advisory practice in a senior consulting role.

A member of KPMG’s management committee, Burton will have responsibility for developing the firm’s people strategies and all human resources activities, including such areas as compensation, benefits, campus and experienced hire recruiting, training, talent management, diversity and others. He will work closely with KPMG’s leadership teams to advance and build upon the firm’s already strong culture, in which employee morale is at an all-time high and the firm has been recognized for the second consecutive year as the highest-ranked Big Four firm onFORTUNEMagazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Burton has more than 20 years of experience leading HR programs and strategies for large employee-focused organizations and has a proven track record of achievements, particularly in areas such as talent management, employee engagement and performance development. He joins KPMG from Raytheon Company, where he most recently served as vice president, human resources and security for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services Company.

“At KPMG, we aspire to be the clear choice for our people, our clients and the public, and having an extraordinary workforce continues to be paramount to our success,” saidLynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP. “Darren’s skills, experience and passion will enable us to continue to innovate and build upon our strong employee engagement efforts and inclusive culture.”

While at Raytheon, Burton also served as vice president of corporate human resources and enterprise human resources operations, where he oversaw corporate human resources, labor relations, talent acquisition, human resources mergers and acquisitions and workforce planning. Prior to that he was vice president of human resources and security at Raytheon Missile Systems, leading the business through a three-year transformation that focused on organizational effectiveness, talent management and leadership development.

Prior to Raytheon, Burton also held senior HR positions at Williams Lea, a global provider of business process outsourcing services; IBM; the Campbell Soup Company andE.I. DuPont de Nemoursand Company.

He holds a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations fromCornell Universityand a bachelor’s degree in sociology from theState University of New York.


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