Patrick Canning

Managing Director, Vice Chairman

Patrick is a Managing Director, Vice Chairman at Cresset and is responsible for business development across the organization.

Prior to Cresset, Canning served as Managing Partner of KPMG’s Chicago office, the firm’s second largest office, as well as the Midwest market. He was previously Managing Partner of KPMG’s Boston and Providence offices.

Canning retired from KPMG in March 2020 after 38 years with the firm. He was responsible for overseeing the delivery of high-quality client service, leading a culture of ethics and integrity, developing marketplace strategy, attracting and retaining key resources, and representing the firm in the marketplace. He previously served as Lead Director for KPMG’s board of directors.

Canning earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Providence College and is a CPA. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Betsy, and has two grown daughters.