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Kevin E. Stoutermire




Executive summary

Kevin is a Managing Director within our advisory practice with 25+ years of finance, controls, and business risk experience. Kevin is a trusted business advisor to executive management of various companies.  At Grant Thornton, he has helped companies assess effectiveness of internal control environments, supported transition to new accounting standards, provided support during ERP implementations, restructured ERM programs, and reviewed other governance, risk and compliance processes.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Kevin worked at Masco Corporation, a multi-billion dollar diversified manufacturer of home improvement and building products.  While there, Kevin held two leadership positions as their Director of Corporate Control Services, and a Director of Internal Audit.  Kevin’s responsibilities included effectively leading their ERM program where he optimized risk identification methods and reviewed results with the Board.  He also led the internal control program where he focused on rationalizing internal controls over financial reporting allowing for increased reliance by external auditors and lower fees.  As audit director, Kevin was instrumental in developing and executing a strategy to transition Internal Audit from a SOX focus to operations focus. 

Prior to Masco, Kevin held various finance and audit management roles during his 17 year tenure at Ford Motor Company.  Positions included corporate finance manager responsible for developing forecasts, budgets and business plans, and analyzing performance against KPIs.  He also had notable achievements as an internal audit senior manager in Ford’s General Auditors Office.

Prior to Ford Kevin worked at PwC on clients in banking, real estate, manufacturing, and health care sectors.

Kevin has led large teams, and his experience includes valued achievements in the following areas:
Internal Audit; Internal Control; Enterprise Risk Management; Financial Planning & Analysis; Product Development Finance; ERP Change Management; Price Strategy; Board of Director attendance and presentations; Cross-functional Team Leadership.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Audit professional.
  • Sits on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, as well as the Board of Trustees of Eton Academy, a non-profit school for children with learning differences.



  • BS in Accounting and an MBA with Finance concentration – both received from the University of Notre Dame.


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