Mr. Philip J. Isom

Partner, Global Head of M&A, Head of US Corporate Finance and Restructuring

KPMG in the U.S.

Phil Isom leads KPMG’s Global M&A practice as well as Corporate Finance and Restructuring for KPMG in the US. He is a member of the Global Corporate Finance executive committee. Phil leads over 2,600 professionals operating in 156 member firm countries, providing wide-ranging M&A advisory services, including mergers, acquisitions and divestments, strategic and financial advice, distressed M&A process or restructuring, leveraged buyouts, and structured financing. Phil has 20 years of experience in investment banking, investing and restructuring, including establishing the capital advisory practice at another Big Four firm and co-founding boutique capital management firms. During his tenure, Phil has led the transformation and growth of the firm’s Corporate Finance practice by building industry-focused teams and acquiring a middle-market investment bank. The practice has since added capital advisory, real estate, an international desk, a private wealth desk and fairness opinions to its product suite. Additionally, Phil has overseen the acquisition of BBK, a boutique restructuring practice that has further developed KPMG’s global industrial sector advisory capabilities.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Capital Markets Enterprise Execution Financial Services Fix Investment banks Real Estate Securities Turnaround

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, University of Dayton

  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, Loyola University Chicago


  • General Securities Representative (Series 7)

  • Securities Agent (Series 63)

  • Investment Banking Representative (Series 79)

  • General Securities Principal (Series 24)

Connect with me

  • Chicago, IL, US

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