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Debbie Messemer
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Debbie Messemer serves as the Managing Partner for KPMG in San Francisco. Her primary responsibilities include leading and representing the firm in the marketplace, development of marketplace strategies, overseeing the delivery of high quality client service, and attracting and retaining key resources. She has spent a significant portion of her career serving financial services organizations, including banks, private equity and venture capital clients. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Council, and the University of California, Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Ballet and is member of the International Women’s Forum and the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco.

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Which Businesses Will Succeed in a Perfect Storm?

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 5:58 PM

Autotech, fintech, and healthtech. These aren't just buzzwords. They epitomize the enormous increase in technology's role and value. Technology is no longer a side discussion, but an integral part of a company's strategy.

Innovations in cloud, mobile technologies, data and analytics, and social networking are fueling companies and disrupting markets....

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Closing the Childhood Literacy Gap

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 10:03 AM

September is National Literacy Month and a reminder that as kids across the U.S. settle in for another school year, many are at a critical disadvantage due to low literacy skills or outright illiteracy.

Without intervention, these students face a challenging future. Literacy has lifelong impacts on educational achievement,...

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Dream Big

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 5:10 PM

March is Women's History Month, a good time to reflect on the impact of women in leadership, and on my own career, as I mark an anniversary.

Fifteen years ago, I transferred from KPMG's Dallas office to its San Francisco office to serve a banking client. My Bay Area...

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Baseball and Business

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 9:50 AM

As the San Francisco Giants and the Bay Area celebrate their second World Series victory in three years with a parade just a couple of blocks from our office, I can't help but think of the characteristics that made the Giants great and how they can be applied to business....

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