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Chet Wood

Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Chester J. (Chet) Wood serves as global lead client service partner for KKR. Throughout his more than 30 years with Deloitte, Chet has held a number of leadership roles responsible for driving the firm’s growth and quality client service. He most recently served as U.S. Merger & Acquisition Services Managing Partner and member of Deloitte LLP’s Executive Committee.

Based in New York City, Chet started with the firm in 1981 in Salt Lake City. During his career, he has worked in Boise, ID; New York; San Francisco; and Sydney, Australia. He has been lead tax partner for a variety of global clients, and served in the firm’s Office of the CEO program, providing strategy and service to global clients.

In 1997, Chet assumed the leadership of the Tax and Legal practice for the Australia Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm. He returned to the United States in 2000 to serve as U.S. Tax deputy managing partner. In 2003, Chet was named chairman and CEO of Deloitte Tax LLP, a role he maintained for eight years.

Chet is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds active licenses in Idaho and New York. He is also a member of the AICPA and the state societies of CPAs for Idaho and New York. Born and raised in Nevada, he is a cum laude graduate of The College of Idaho. Chet resides in Stamford, CT, and is active in several community organizations, including serving on the board of the Opportunity Network.


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