Ken Fleming

Ken Fleming

Partner, CPA, CVA · +1 (703) 923 8686

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Ken Fleming is a partner in our Tysons, Virginia office (DC) and advises businesses, owners and investors on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and serves the office of the CFO. Ken has nearly 25 years of advisory and public accounting experience in a wide variety of industries including software and technology, government contracting, business services, manufacturing and distribution, aerospace and defense, healthcare, retail and hospitality, real estate and construction, biotechnology, emerging growth, and private equity.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Ken provided financial due diligence and advisory services to debt and equity investors for a transaction services firm. Ken was also a senior manager in the assurance and business advisory practice at KPMG LLP where he served numerous public companies involved in complex business transactions, IPOs and registration statements. Ken started his career at Arthur Andersen.

  • ­Provides transaction support, including financial due diligence, quality of earnings, seller preparation assistance, carve-outs, business valuation, integration support and structuring and negotiation in connection with mergers and acquisitions, significant financing events and special situations
  • Advised clients on billions of dollars in transaction value from both buy-side and sell-side perspectives
  • ­Provides CFO advisory including enterprise finance and accounting support services, audit readiness and support, financial modeling, integration, carve-outs and divestitures, financial restatements and performance improvement services
  • ­Experience serving clients of a wide range in size and stage, from emerging growth to Fortune 500 public companies, private equity and federal agencies
  • Transaction team member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Deal Team of The Year - Private Company winner at the 2018 Corporate Growth Awards
  • ­Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (NVCC), Board of Directors
  • ­NVCC Government Contractor Awards Nominating Committee Member (2020 and 2021)
  • ­2021 ACG Capitol Region Deal of the Year and Growth Nominating Committee member
  • ­Speaker and panel participant at various merger and acquisition and business advisory related events and conferences, and contributor to various thought leadership articles and presentations
  • ­Frequent speaker at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith College of Business and Georgetown Law
  • ­Financial Executive Forum Steering Committee Member, Tech Council of Maryland (formerly)
  • ­American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • ­National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • ­Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • ­“Maximizing value through preparation: a discussion of key strategies and tactics in an exit” Presenter at Manufacturing & Distribution Symposium, July 2019
  • ­“A discussion with PE Firms with unique out of the box deal terms” Moderated panel for NVTC CFO Series event, June 2019
  • ­“Complex Capital Structures, Complex Valuations: Critical Implications Of The AICPA’s New Valuation Practice Aid,” November 2018
  • ­“Due Diligence and Valuation In M&A: Conventional and Transformational Transactions,” August 2018, BVR webinar presenter
  • ­“Why More Transformational M&As Are On the Horizon For 2018,” March 5, 2018, Bisnow article
  • ­“Understanding the Multi-Generational Workplace,” presenter and panel leader at 2018 Department of Commerce Financial Management Conference
  • ­“Planning a Successful Exit Strategy,” led executive panel discussion at Tech Council of Maryland Financial Executive Forum event related to acquisition and IPO exits
  • ­“M&A in Government Contracting: How to Navigate a Transaction, Before and After with a Focus on ‘What Matters,” presenter at GWSCPA’s 11th Annual Government Contractors Conference
  • ­“Understanding the Client's Business Plans and Business Models: Interpreting Financial Statements,” Georgetown Law
  • ­“How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements,” Georgetown Law
  • ­Robert H. Smith School of Business, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Undergraduate course at University of Maryland, “Budgets, Forecasts and Accounting Issues”
  • ­Robert H. Smith School of Business, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Undergraduate course at University of Maryland, “Building Projections and Budgets Into Your Business Plan”
  • ­Robert H. Smith School of Business, Executive MBA class, University of Maryland, “Preparing Effective Forecasts”

Location

Washington DC

Education

Colorado State University
Master of Business Administration, concentration in finance

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Accounting