PKF Clear Thinking Welcomes Neil Canty as Managing Director

Accomplished leader’s 30 years of financial operations experience to enrich Firm’s specialized advisory offerings

PKF Clear Thinking, LLC, the award-winning business advisory firm and subsidiary of PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, today announced that it has hired Neil Canty as Managing Director. Canty comes to the Firm with more than three decades of senior-level experience spearheading the financial operations of numerous million- and billion-dollar businesses.

“Neil is a renowned leader whose financial acumen and knowledge of the retail and consumer product spaces are unmatched,” said Stuart H. Kessler, Chief Executive Officer of PKF Clear Thinking. “His depth of expertise and commitment to operational excellence are squarely in line with what our clients have come to expect from our team. I have no doubt he will be a major asset to our work.”

Over the course of his career, Canty has been a trusted financial partner to some of the largest and most prominent brands in the United States and North America, including PUMA, Staples, BJ’s Wholesale Club and The Paper Store. His multifaceted areas of expertise include strategic planning, accounting operations, post-bankruptcy management, financial reporting and analysis, loss prevention, team development, system design and implementation, process improvement, and financial planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with many organizations over the past 30-plus years, gaining a keen understanding of what exactly it takes to ensure longstanding financial and operational success,” Canty said. “I look forward to bringing that insider’s perspective to the Firm’s client partnerships as I transition into the next chapter of my career.”