Professional Services

Blain Heckaman

CEO, Kaufman Rossin, Miami

Kaufman Rossin provides accounting, audit, tax and outsourced services, as well as business, risk and forensic advisory services and employs more than 400. The firm has been in business for almost 60 years. Heckaman has led the firm since 2012, although he’s been with the company since 1984. “I never aspired to become CEO,” says Heckaman. “About 20 years ago ... the managing team who was working on succession planning came to me and asked if I wanted to go into management. It’s not something I had really thought about, but I wanted to try it.”

EDUCATION Ball State University (BS)
ADMIRES I have had the pleasure of working more closely with Kerry-Ann Royes, president and CEO of YWCA South Florida. Kerry-Ann is a remarkable, strategic leader and a powerful force for change.
Sabbatical Topic I’m fascinated by psychology.
READING Dune chronicles, by Frank Herbert

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