Keith McGowan

Keith leads BDO’s Asset Management industry group practice, which encompasses hedge, private equity and venture capital funds/fund of funds as well as mutual funds, BDCs and broker-dealer entities.


Keith has more than 16 years of professional audit experience and 10 years of diversified industry experience. Keith deals directly with alternative investment vehicles including hedge and private equity funds/fund of funds ranging from firms in start-up phase to multi-strategy complexes with assets under management exceeding $1.0 billion. Keith’s professional experience is wide in scope and breadth. With experience as a former CFO, Keith is able consult his clients with a unique lenses into various accounting standards and pronouncements and the implications to their businesses. In prior roles, Keith served as CFO of several private equity sponsored companies, where he was directly responsible for all financial and tax reporting, including filings with SEC, as well as overseeing daily operational functions.

Keith’s public accounting experience also includes assisting companies though various transition phases including acquisition. He has also been intimately involved in taking several clients through their initial going public phase and has performed multiple engagements in connection with registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Keith has presented to numerous company boards, investors and debt-holders. Keith has also been a guest speaker at numerous investor conferences and is an instructor at BDO’s Continuing Professional Educational Programs.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Cold Spring Harbor Huntington Soccer Club Board Member Committee of Hearts member for the NY Chapter of Hedge Funds CareNew York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

B.S., Accounting, Adelphi University