About the Author

Kip M. Twitchell

kipKIP TWITCHELL is a partner with IBM Global Business Services (GBS) Financial Services Sector. He has extensive experience as a consultant in financial management and business intelligence systems, having consulted on or led construction of systems for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is a CPA and expert in the field of business event-based reporting and financial systems.

He began his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1990, transferring to Chicago, Illinois and the Consulting Division in 1992. Price Waterhouse became PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, and the consulting division was acquired by IBM in 2002.

He graduated with concurrent degrees of Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy emphasizing Information Systems Consulting from Brigham Young University in 1989.

On September 11, 2005 IBM awarded him the Patrick Quigley IV Memorial Award for exemplifying the highest qualities of dedication, persistence, loyalty, and integrity. An Eagle Scout, he has served extensively in the Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including two years as a volunteer missionary in Kyushu, Japan.

He was born in Salt Lake City and attended high school in Ogden, Utah. He resides in the Dallas, Texas suburbs with his wife, the former Kari L. Goodwine of Monticello, Utah, and is the father of three daughters and a son.