LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 9, 2017… Effective January 1, 2018, GHJ (GHJ) is pleased to announce the promotion of David Sternberg to Partner. David has been at GHJ since 2009 and is a key member of the Transaction Advisory Practice at the firm.
“David has deep expertise and talent that has helped us provide unparalleled service to our clients,” said Leon Janks, managing partner at GHJ. “I am excited to have him step into this role as a partner at the Firm and know he will have numerous contributions to help us grow. This is a well-deserved promotion, and the entire partner group is proud of his achievement.”
David’s transaction advisory experience is an asset to the Firm’s Transaction Advisory Practice, and his consultative mindset will contribute to GHJ’ ongoing growth within its Advisory Practice. With his promotion to partner, David will help advance the Firm’s robust middle-market Audit Practice with a concentration on high-growth, entrepreneurial-minded organizations.
David has significant clients in all of the Firm’s core niche areas and enjoys working in both a due diligence and advisory role with his clients. He has built trusted relationships with clients who know they can count on him to help them with their needs.
“I embrace diversity and innovation to help our clients and GHJ #BeMore successful,” David explained. “I’m also passionate about developing and empowering our people to #BeMore for our clients, the firm and themselves.”
GHJ is committed to developing a diverse group of innovative leaders who are making a positive impact not only with clients but also within the community. The Firm’s core values are leveraged as a living framework that fosters and cultivates long-term relationships for future success and growth. The Firm’s goal is to support and nurture its emerging leaders to best serve and strategically advise its clients. David’s career is another example of the Firm living one of its core values “grow great people” as he grew through the ranks from a senior accountant serving a variety of the Firm’s more complex clients.
“I look forward to taking on new responsibilities as a partner at GHJ,” David said. “This promotion will give me the chance to further support the vision of the Firm and be an integral part in growing our services as we work to better serve our clients. I’m looking forward to leading by example, infusing positive energy and creating a fun work environment for all.”
About David Sternberg
David Sternberg has over 11 years of public accounting experience providing audit, transactional and general business advisory services. He previously worked for a Big Four firm and joined GHJ in October 2009. His industry experience includes closely held entities operating in a wide variety of industries including food and beverage, media and technology, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, nonprofits and family offices.
David’s experience also includes companies backed by private-equity groups. In addition to performing audits and reviews, he has extensive experience in advising in the area of mergers and acquisitions, providing financial due diligence consulting such as quality of earnings, working capital analysis, EBITDA analysis and projections. David has assisted on deals ranging from $5 million to $200 million.
Founded in 1953, GHJ is a Los Angeles-based accounting firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future. The firm works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth.
Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 14 partners and approximately 150 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. The firm is 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).