Daily News: November 4, 2014

KPMG Acquires EntryPoint’s Global Trade Management Practice

KPMG acquired the Global Trade Management (GTM) Practice of EntryPoint Consulting, a provider of SAP Global Trade Services technology and business consulting services to multinationals across industries. The EntryPoint team will join KPMG’s Trade and Customs Practice enabling KPMG to provide both regulatory and technology consulting under one umbrella.

EntryPoint’s Global Trade Management practice has deep experience in key industries, including aerospace & defense, consumer products, high tech, industrial machinery, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

Doug Zuvich, KPMG’s global leader for Trade and Customs Services said “Multinational corporations are continuing to invest in technology to support global trade, in response to the increasing scrutiny they face in a complex global trade marketplace. With the addition of EntryPoint’s outstanding professionals and their extensive capabilities, KPMG’s Trade and Customs practice will be ready to work alongside these leading companies and provide them with immediate SAP GTS consulting and services to meet these challenges.”

Andy Siciliano, KPMG’s U.S. Trade and Customs practice leader, said, “We are happy to welcome EntryPoint’s professionals to KPMG. Their extensive SAP GTS consulting and implementation experience in conjunction with our existing in-house capabilities will enable KPMG to continue to meet the expanding needs of current and future clients in this area.”

Robert Waldrop, formerly EntryPoint’s VP of Global Trade Management, said “We’re a team of endless ideas, so we’re beyond excited at the thought of becoming a part of a company with KPMG’s intellectual and financial resources. The completion of this acquisition gives our Global Trade Management team greater opportunities for professional growth, our clients a full complement of global trade management services from planning through execution across the globe, and our clients the scale to drive forward their businesses together with KPMG’s assistance.” Waldrop joined KPMG as its global SAP GTS leader based in New York City.