Shaun Budnik

Creator and Lead, Adapt Lab


Shaun Budnik is a Strategy Principal at Throughline, and the creator/lead consultant for the Adapt Lab for executives and senior teams. Shaun's experience spans over 30 years as a former CPA and retired partner and Deloitte LLP on a global leadership assignment to DTTL, Deloitte's Global Firm. She was part of the Global Audit Innovation Leadership team and supported Global Audit Strategy initiatives. She has led Labs for numerous businesses and academic institutions.  

Prior to her global leadership role, she was president of the U.S. Deloitte Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports educational programming that is shaping the talent of the future. Shaun helped the Foundation to expand its support of existing academic programs and to develop new programs to address challenges facing the business. A catalyst for women’s advancement, Shaun has spoken at many conferences on issues facing women in the workplace. She was Deloitte’s National Director for the Retention and Advancement of Women.  

As a retired partner and KPMG Audit Innovation Leader, Shaun steered the audit practice to transform its culture and professional mindset by positioning KPMG to deliver high-quality and relevant audits. In her role, she implemented new governance models, programs and technologies to advance the audit practice’s people, processes and technologies.  

She established the Audit Innovation Leaders Network, a collaborative group of partners dedicated to encouraging new ways of thinking and educating the practice on the impact of technology transformation.  

She served on KPMG’s Women’s Advisory Board, dedicated to creating a compelling work environment and enhancing career opportunities for women. Shaun can be reached at


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