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Kenneth J. Guidry, CPA

Kenneth J. Guidry, CPA

Director and Founding Shareholder | 

  • What I Do For Clients
  • Experience
  • Associations
  • Thought Leadership

Audit and financial consulting to publicly-owned private-equity backed and privately-held businesses in a broad range of industries including oil & gas service companies, oilfield equipment manufacturing and fabricating, construction, engineering and architectural service, entertainment, hotels and hotel management companies, clubs, food service operations, leasing, importing and wholesale distribution, telecommunications and technology companies and software development companies.

SEC reporting experience includes initial public registrations and secondary debt and equity filings, annual and quarterly compliance filings (Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, etc.). Additional experience includes assisting with reverse merger transactions, private placement filings for debt and equity securities and transaction services for buyers and sellers, including transaction structuring and due diligence investigations.


Industries Served:

  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality
  • Distribution
  • Energy & Oilfield Services


CPA, Certified Public Accountant - Texas, California, Louisiana

Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., Houston, TX

President, 2004 - Present

Audit Practice Leader and Chief Operating Officer, 1992 - 2004

Audit Director, 1982 - 1992 


Ernst & Young, Houston, TX

Audit Manager, 1977 - 1982

University of Houston, Houston, TX 
Bachelor of Arts - Accounting, 1977

Current Commitments:

  • American Leadership Forum - Class XXXVII Senior Fellow
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Allinial Global
  • University of Houston –
    • University of Houston Bauer College Board
    • Bauer College Accountancy & Taxation Advisory Board – Founding member and past Chairman
  • Greater Houston Partnership
    • Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee
    • Audit Committee Chairman
  • National Association of Corporate Directors – Houston Chapter, Board of Advisors
  • Center For Houston's Future
    • Board of Directors, 2018
    • Leadership Forum Graduate, Spring 2011

Previous Associations:

  • PKF North America - Board of Directors, past Chairman
  • PKF International - Board of Directors
  • Prepared 4 Life - Board of Directors

Professional Achievements:

  • Accounting Today Managing Partner Elite - 2012
  • University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business Outstanding Alumni - 2011
  • CPA Magazine Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners - 2007
  • Leading Edge Alliance Innovative Leader of the Year - 2004

Speaking Engagements:

  • Greater Houston Partnership:
    • Thought Leader Series Houston’s Middle Market – "Breaking Out: Strategies for Game Changing Performance" - panelist
    • Business Leadership Council - "The Best of Best Practices in Leadership" - panelist
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce - “The Male Perspective on Women in Business in 2011” - panelist
  • University of Houston:
    • “Executive Professor of the Day” Abaco International Leadership Series for the MBA program
    • Guest Speaker at Executive MBA Leadership Circle for the Bauer College
    • Guest Lecturer at UH MAnet Meeting
  • The Advisory Board’s Forum on Recruiting & Retention - The Influence and Inspiration of the Managing Partner/CEO
  • HR Houston - HR Innovation: Impacting the Bottom Line panel discussion
  • Leading Edge Alliance:
    • Managing Partners Conference: Firm Culture     
    • International Conference, Dublin, Ireland: Marketing & Practice Growth
  • PKF North America:
    • Panel Member Presentation on Firm Leadership     
    • Panel Member Presentation on Firm Management
  • Houston Angel Network:
    • Corporate Governance - How to Build a Strong Board of Directors
    • Financial Elements of AIM Flotations
    • Due Diligence Investigations in Private-Equity Transactions


  • “Hurricane of a Season: Business Continuity Planning Key to Up-Time Survival” – Leading Edge Magazine – Spring 2009
  • “Volunteer Outreach Provides Benefits to Community & PKF Texas” – Leading Edge Magazine – Spring 2005

Video series– PKF Texas – The Entrepreneur’s Playbook®

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