Kevin Grimmett graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in accounting. Kevin worked his first year after graduation as an assistant Chief Accountant at the Salt Lake City International Airport before accepting a position with a regional CPA firm. Kevin worked as an auditor for the next three years, auditing numerous private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin then spent six years as the controller of a large Utah construction company. In 1985, Kevin started his own CPA practice and later formed a CPA partnership with another CPA. In 2002, after many years in public accounting, Kevin took the position as Chief Financial Officer at United Way of Salt Lake.