Directors and Leadership

Kevin McDermott

Kevin McDermott

Kevin McDermott
Chief Audit Executive

Kevin McDermott is Pinnacle’s chief audit executive. He is based at the firm’s downtown Nashville office at Symphony Place.

McDermott, with more than 40 years of experience, started in the commercial loan department of a bank in Omaha, NE, in 1976. He joined the audit practice of Peat Marwick & Mitchell (predecessor to KPMG LLP) in 1978, spending his first six years at the firm providing audit services to clients in commercial banking and insurance. In 1986 McDermott joined the Nashville office of KPMG and was elected to the partnership in 1988. In 2008 he transferred to KPMG’s Office of General Counsel, where he provided assistance to the firm and outside counsel on various SEC investigations and third-party litigation matters, primarily involving clients in the financial services sector.

McDermott earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from South Dakota State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and New York. McDermott is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He has served on the boards of directors of various professional and community organizations and currently serves on the boards of and chairs the audit committees of Genesco, Inc. and Daktronics, Inc.

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