Shimek named managing principal of KPMG’s Short Hills office

Jennifer Shimek has been named managing principal of KPMG’s Short Hills office, the firm announced Tuesday.

Shimek, 45, joined the firm in 2015. She will oversee more than 860 partners and professionals at the audit, tax and advisory firm. The Short Hills office is one of three KPMG has in the state. It also has locations in Montvale and Woodcliff Lake.

Shimek will be responsible for the strategic direction and continued growth of the Short Hills office and assuring that KPMG remains a great place to work and build a career, the firm said.

Tandra Jackson, vice chair, growth & strategy at KPMG, said Shimek exemplifies the firm’s values of Integrity and excellence in her client work and her leadership of our people.

“With more than two decades of experience in regulatory enforcement and compliance in the health care and life sciences sector, she is the ideal person to lead our Short Hills office during the next phase of its growth,” Jackson said in a release.

A principal in the risk advisory solutions service group, Shimek has served as the Short Hills Advisory Office Leader for the past several years. She joined KPMG in 2015 as a principal in the forensics group. In addition to her consulting background, Shimek previously served as the chief operating officer for a large orthopedic specialty physician group and as the compliance/clinical services director for a large hospital system. She serves on the board of the State Theatre New Jersey.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to lead our Short Hills office partners and professionals as we continue to help clients navigate a multitude of business issues, including regulatory compliance, digital transformation and changing customer preferences,” Shimek said. “Especially in this complex environment, I’m committed to the growth and professional development of our people and to giving back to the communities where we all live and work.”

Shimek, who lives in Summit, holds a Bachelor of Science in risk management and insurance from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Professional Coder and is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.

She succeeds Corey Temple, who will continue to serve as the Life Sciences Industry Leader for KPMG’s Metro New York business unit and as lead partner on a large client engagement until his planned retirement in 2021.