Name: Joe Paradise
Title: Office Managing Partner
Fundraising Goal: $5,000
Cancer directly and indirectly impacts the lives of so many. Before my sister lost her fight with breast cancer in 2012 she asked that I make sure that my niece stayed close with our family. Today my niece is 19, we talk every couple of weeks (or text…she is still a teenager) and my kids love spending time with her on frequent visits.
As a Pink Tie Guy, I ask everyone that in addition to a small financial contribution you pick up the phone and call someone impacted by cancer. You and the person you call will be glad you did!
Joe is the Office Managing Partner in KPMG’s Charlotte office. This role includes being the managing partner for KPMG’s Coastal Business Unit comprised of ten offices in the Carolinas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Joe also serves as an audit partner on a variety of clients spanning multiple industries, including consumer and industrial products.
Joe began his career in Jacksonville, FL and has worked over 20 years in the audit practice serving both private and public companies ranging in size from middle market to Fortune 500. He worked extensively with organizations within the Consumer and Industrial markets. He has experience working with global organizations on the registration of securities, acquisitions, dispositions/sales of large operating units, reorganizations and initial public offerings.
Joe also serves as the account executive on a number of cross functional clients throughout Florida and the Carolinas. In 2009, Joe was named the Raleigh office managing partner where he oversaw the growth of the firm’s practice from around 50 professionals to over 125. In 2017, he moved to Charlotte to assume his current role where he represents the firm in the regional marketplace, business and civic communities. He is also responsible for coordinating the highest level of quality client service in all functions throughout the business unit. Today, the coastal business unit includes approximately 115 partners/managing directors and over 1,400 professionals.
• Board of Directors, North Carolina Association of CPA’s
Diversity & Inclusion Council
• Advisory member, Charlotte Regional Partnership
• Advisory member, Charlotte Chamber
• Member, Florida State University Accounting Advisory Board
• Member, NC State Poole College of Management Advisory Board
• Member, UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business Advisory Board