Thomas Buetow

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Thomas Buetow, CPA


  • Role


  • Service

    Audit and Assurance

  • Industry

    Manufacturing & Distribution


  • Louisville, KY

  • Direct Line: 502.566.1063

Professional Experience

Tom worked for KPMG for 23 years serving as partner in charge of the South Bend, Indiana tax practice and then the Louisville/Lexington tax practice. While at KPMG, he served on the Professional Practice Review Committee and the Chairman’s Leadership Council. His practice focused on large industrial corporations, financial institutions and cooperatives. When Tom left KPMG, he helped form Buetow Le Mastus & Dick, PLLC (BLD). Tom assumed assurance and business advisory responsibilities in addition to tax responsibilities for pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, and investment funds. He has expereince in taking companies public and in mergers and acquisitions, and thus enjoys advising clients on structuring entities and providing expert testimony in litigation. Tom also led two successful hostile corporate acquisitions.

In addition to his public accounting practice, Tom has been involved with a number of private companies in various roles, including as an investor:

  • Concept Inc., private prison construction and management – CFO, Director
  • AutoMon Corporation, parole and probation case management software – Director
  • CMB Development Company, residential land development – Partner
  • Western District, LLC, industrial warehouse leasing – President, Director
  • Louisville Bedding Company, manufacturer of bedding components – Director, Audit Committee chair

Professional Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Metro United Way Tocqueville Society, Board Member
  • Louisville Fund for the Arts, Board Member
  • Summit Academy, Board Member
  • Our Savior Lutheran School, Board Member


Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, 1971, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan