Mark Larson

Global and U.S. Retail Sector Leader - National Line of Business Leader, Consumer Markets

KPMG in the U.S.

As a senior audit partner and the Global Head of KPMG’s retail industry practice, Mark is responsible for the quality of service and responsiveness provided to KPMG’s largest clients in the retail industry. He is well-versed in the forces and trends shaping the future of the retail industry, including consumer behavior, digital, mobile, social media, globalization, cloud technology, sustainability, and regulation. Mark has extensive experience with operating, accounting, SEC reporting and internal control issues facing retailers. In over 30 years at KPMG, he has also developed significant global experience, travelling to work with clients and business partners in the U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Japan, Canada, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. Mark has lived in St. Louis, Dallas, Sydney Australia, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.

  • Audit
  • Ethical business and governance
  • Internet
  • Mega trends
  • Operating Effectiveness
  • Regulation
  • Social media
  • Tax strategies
  • Technology
  • BBA in Accounting, University of Notre Dame

  • Certified Public Accountant, AICPA

  • Licensed CPA, States of Illinois; Kentucky; Missouri, Ohio and Texas

  • Board of Directors, National Retail Federation Foundation

  • Member, Retail Industry Leaders Association

  • Member, The Consumer Goods Forum

  • Board of Trustees, Chicago Symphony Orchestra