Brian Heckler

National Sector Leader, Industrial Manufacturing

KPMG in the U.S.

Brian is the U.S. leader of KPMG’s Industrial Manufacturing Sector which includes Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Engineering & Industrial Products, Conglomerates, Transportation and Metals. In this role, he is responsible for building the KPMG brand in the sector through the creation of leading industry services, thought leadership and go-to-market strategies to support the largest Industrial Manufacturers in the U.S. He also serves as the Global Lead Partner on Johnson Controls and Dover Corporation. Brian has provided technical support and project assistance on accounting issues in acquisitions, bankruptcy, carve-out, IPO/spin-off, sales transactions, and adoption and application of accounting standards to strategic or private equity buyers.

Education and qualifications

  • Shippensburg University (summa cum laude)


  • American and Illinois Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

  • Former Professional Accounting Fellow – US SEC (1995–1997)

  • Department of Professional Practice (1993–1995; 1997–1999)

  • Passed CIRA exams, pending certification

Connect with me

  • Chicago, IL, US

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