Our Origins

DFK International was founded in 1962 by three accountants from London, Paris and Sydney who recognized the benefits of exchanging their knowledge and experience with colleagues in other countries.

The U.S. national group was then formed in 1978 as The Accountancy Group. These leaders sought to strengthen their services by enhancing their technical resources. The common thread: colleagues sharing technical expertise and management practices. Recognizing the need for a global affiliation, the US group joined DFK in 1982, forming DFK International/USA.

Our Mission
DFK/USA facilitates the interchange of ideas, knowledge and information in an effort to provide the highest level of professional services to clients through a national and global association of independent public accounting firms.

Our Objectives

DFK/USA seeks to empower our member firms by providing:

Practice Managment

An environment that facilitates the interchange of technical and administrative ideas, knowledge and information.

Quality Member Firms

Access to sophisticated skills and expertise to member firms throughout the United States and the world. Each firm in DFK has completed an in depth application complete with a site visit. This helps ensure that only quality member firms are admitted into DFK and that you can rest easy knowing your clients are in good hands.

Global Reach

A national and international presence while fostering the independence and individuality of member firms.


The DFK/USA Board of Directors, comprising of one representative from each member firm, meets twice yearly to give direction to the affairs of the association. The DFK/USA Executive Committee, comprised of nine officers, is authorized to act on behalf of the Board and meets monthly, primarily by conference call. The Executive Committee also holds three in person meetings a year. The DFK/USA Executive Office, located in Denver, CO, conducts and facilitates the day-to-day affairs of the association, including all administrative, communication and financial functions, as well as maintaining member relations and member services.

Executive Team

Maureen Dillmore

DFK/USA Executive Director


Rachel Green 

DFK/USA Membership Coordinator


Executive Committee

Streett Baldwin

President, Ellin & Tucker


Benjamin Bohlmann

Treasurer, Friedman LLP


Will Eckerson

VP of Recruitment & Retention, Bennett Thrasher


Scott Crane

VP of Education - Reynolds & Rowella


Manuel Ramirez

Vice President of International Relations, RJI International


Kimberly Ripberger

Vice President, Bernard Robinson & Co


Fred Berk

Vice President, Friedman LLP


Steve McDonald

Immediate Past President, Abdo Eick & Meyers


DFK International
DFK International, headquartered in London, boasts a global membership located in over 80 countries, with over 180 firms in over 300 offices. This group’s goal is to have a member firm in every major business center of the world. In fact, DFK International currently has one of the most extensive networks of any international organization.