KPMG US has hired PR veteran Chris Monteiro, who was most recently the Chief Communications & Digital Marketing Officer for MasterCard. Monteiro takes on the role of Chief Communications Officer for KPMG US, and is responsible for developing a proactive strategy in line with the firm’s objectives as defined by its leadership.
Prior to joining KPMG, Chris Monteiro was the Chief Communications & Digital Marketing Officer for MasterCard’s Worldwide Communications department. Monteiro worked at the company for more than 18 years, and was its CCO and DMO since 2011, with responsibilities including communications consulting with customers, reputation and issues management, as well as internal and executive leadership communications and public policy communications. Monteiro’s earlier roles include that of Vice President for Public Relations at the Sherry Group, between 1994 and 1998; Senior Account Management for Public Relations at Wirz & Associates, between 1991 and 1993; Athletic Communications Assistant at the University of Connecticut, between 1990 and 1991; and Public Relations Associate at Mintz & Hoke Communications Group, where he started his career in 1988.
Monteiro holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Fitchburg State University. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Arthur W. Page Society.
Monteiro joins KPMG in the US as its Chief Communications Officer, and will be working from the New York office. Monteiro takes responsibility for KPMG’s communications agenda, for which he will develop a proactive strategy in line with the firm’s objectives as defined by its leadership. The role includes managing the firm’s communications team, as well as delivering on: media relations, issues/crisis management, leadership communications, corporate reputation, internal communications, and digital/social communications.
Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG, remarks that she is “pleased” to announce the addition of Monteiro to the head of the firm’s communications team. She adds “Given today’s complex business environment, the need for effective communications has never been greater. Chris’s experience leading strategic communications programmes, combined with his collaborative approach, will help KPMG continue to create competitive differentiation by showcasing our firm, our vision, and our people.”