Tim E. Bentsen, CPA Ridgeworth Funds, Board Trustee Synovus Financial Corp., Board Member Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. , Board Member Lecturer, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, University of Georgia KPMG LLP, Partner (Retired) BOARD PROFILE •
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Leadership Highlights: Eighteen years of leadership positions with responsibility for business units with revenues up to $500 million; service on Firm’s Operations Committee and Board Nominating Committee as well as national financial services, audit and market development leadership teams. National and International Client Relationships: Audit Partner and Account Executive for numerous national and international clients with extensive audit committee involvement; lead partner for non-­‐audit services for Top 10 US bank including risk, regulatory, internal audit, operational and tax services Governance and Audit Committee Focus: Qualified as an Audit Committee Financial Expert; frequent speaker on corporate governance topics; leadership role in KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute; and, 10-­‐year faculty member for the University of Georgia Directors’ College Board Experience: Extensive not-­‐for-­‐profit board experience including service as board chair and chairing nominating and governance, audit, finance and strategic planning committees; joined board of Ridgeworth Funds on April 1, 2012 and serve on its audit committee; joined board of Synovus in April 2014, and serve on the risk committee; and, joined board of Krispy Kreme in December 2014 and serve on the audit committee. LEADERSHIP SUMMARY – KPMG LLP 1975 -­‐ 2012
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Account Executive and Market Development Leadership (1998 – 2012): served as Account Executive for many of KPMG’s largest audit and non-­‐audit clients across the Southeast with direct interface with c-­‐level executives, board members and Audit Committees. •
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Market Development leadership (2009 – 2011): served as a leader in the restructuring of the firm’s market development processes and support. Area and National Leadership (2005 -­‐ 2009): served as Lead Area Managing Partner for the Southeast Area (7 states, 15 offices, 2,000 people) with bottom-­‐line responsibility for a business with $500 million in revenue. Also, served as a member of the Firm’s National Operations Committee with primary responsibility for delivering on the Firm’s financial plan. Office Leadership (2003 – 2009): served as Office Managing Partner for the Atlanta office of 900 people with responsibility for growth, people, process, technology and client service. Also, served as the Firm’s key representative in the marketplace. Audit Leadership (1998 – 2009): led the MidSouth region (4 states, 5 offices, 400 professionals) audit practice for 5 years and the Southeast (7 states, 15 offices, 1,000 professionals) with responsibility for growth, profitability, people and client service. Member of the Firm’s national audit leadership team for 6 years with specific national leadership for Client Care. Southeast Partner in Charge – Financial Services (1993 – 1998): led our financial services teams in audit, tax and advisory for the Southeast in serving the banking, investment management, insurance and real estate industry segments. Lead Audit Partner (1985 – 2004): partner responsibilities with global clients. BOARD AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ROLES •
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Ridgeworth Funds – beginning April 1, 2012, joined the Board of Trustees of the Ridgeworth Funds, a family of mutual funds with a wide array of stock, bond and asset allocation funds available to institutional and individual investors. Chair of Governance and Nominating Committee. Synovus Financial Corp. – elected in April 2014 to the board of Synovus, a $28 billion bank holding company doing business in five Southeastern states. Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Committee. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. – joined the board of this iconic, global brand with over 1,000 shops worldwide selling premium-­‐quality doughnuts and great-­‐tasting coffee around the world. Member of the Audit Committee. Frequent speaker on roles and responsibilities of Audit Committees at KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute conferences and roundtables, NACD Annual Meetings and other similar events. Speaker at the inaugural Battlefield to the Boardroom conference for retired Admirals and Generals preparing for corporate board service. Organizer and faculty member of the University of Georgia’s Directors’ College for over 10 years. •
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United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta: 2004 – 2011; Board Chair: 2008 – 2009 Atlanta Area Council -­‐ Boy Scouts: 1998 – 2013; Board Chair: 2006 – 2007 Woodruff Arts Center, The Commerce Club, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Downtown Atlanta, Arete Scholars Fund, Atlanta Children’s Shelter and others EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS •
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Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Tech University Partner Development Program, Harvard University Inaugural participant in KPMG’s Leadership Development Program for emerging leaders Licensed CPA Member, American Institute and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants