Damien Martin

Damien provides tax compliance, consulting and planning services to individuals, families and fiduciaries and provides proactive succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and their family-owned businesses as the east region leader of BKD Private Client.  As a Private Client advisor, he also focuses on helping high-net-worth clients build and preserve their family’s legacy through an integrated suite of services designed to assist families manage and transfer multigenerational wealth.
He is the host of “Simply Tax,” a podcast dedicated to delivering practical and timely content to simplify tax challenges.  He spent more than three years serving in BKD's National Office where his major focus was the 2017 tax overhaul and continues to be involved in firm tax growth initiatives.
Damien is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, where he currently serves on the Tax Profession Strategic Advisory Group, and Illinois CPA Society, where he has served on the Estate, Gift and Trusts Committee.
He is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. degree, and a graduate of Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, with an M.S. degree in taxation.