GHJ Promotes David Sutton to Partner

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 11, 2023) – GHJ, a leading accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of David Sutton to Partner. For nearly six years, David has been a member of the Firm’s Advisory Practice and a leader in the Transaction Advisory Services Practice.

“I am proud to welcome David to the role of partner,” said Advisory and Transaction Advisory Services Practices Leader Anant Patel. “His work in the M&A space is invaluable to our clients and his leadership has really strengthened our team over the years.”

Developing leaders is integral to GHJ’s vision and values, and the Firm’s underlying success is driven by retaining and developing the best, diverse talent. David’s promotion is an example of such commitment.

“I am beyond grateful for the support of the Firm, colleagues, family and friends, and I am so excited to be a part of the journey with the wonderful GHJ family,” David said.


David Sutton is the Private Equity Practice leader at GHJ, serving clients across the U.S., ranging from small family offices to established multi-disciplinary funds. He has more than 15 years of experience across finance, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

David’s deal experience includes work with clients in the consumer products, manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, technology and entertainment sectors. David leads transaction-related projects including Quality of Earnings, working capital analysis, forecasting ad deal structuring. He also oversees all of GHJ’s cybersecurity engagements.

A leader in GHJ’s Business Resiliency Taskforce, David leads the direction of GHJ’s content by identifying the trending topics clients should know. He has been published in GHJ’s blog and L.A. Times B2B Publishing and hosts the Business Disruption and Resilience Podcast.

Prior to joining GHJ in 2017, David advised on transactions ranging from $10 million to $1 billion and provided performance improvement, restructuring and turnaround advice to companies and their stakeholders. He was previously an Aerospace Engineer with the U.K. Ministry of Defence.

About GHJ

GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as Accounting Today’s “Firm to Watch” and “Top Regional Leader in the West,” an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 firm and a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future. GHJ works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth.

Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and approximately 200 staff members that serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).