Kailesh Karavadra was recently named head of Ernst & Young’s San Jose office.

Kailesh Karavadra has been named managing partner of accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP’s downtown San Jose office. The San Jose office, which employs more than 700 employees, is one of the largest employers in the area.

Karavadra’s duties will include overseeing the firm’s San Jose workforce, expanding its client base and growing its workload with existing clients, according to a profile in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

The San Jose office landed major deals last year,including the IPO plans for Facebook Inc. and Zynga Inc.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with many startup companies that are household names today,” says Karavadra. Overall, the firm has been involved with 40 percent of Silicon Valley-based companies IPO offerings since 2004.