Three GHJ Partners Named "Banking and Finance Visionaries" by L.A. Times B2B Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 26, 2024) – GHJ, a national advisory and accounting firm, is proud to announce that three of its partners have been honored as "Banking and Finance Visionaries" by L.A. Times B2B Publishing. GHJ Advisory Services and Transaction Advisory Services Practice Leader Anant Patel, Private Equity Practice Leader David Sutton and Media and Advertising Practice Leader Dan Landes have been recognized for their exceptional contributions to the banking and finance industry, underscoring GHJ's commitment to excellence and leadership in the field.

"We are incredibly proud of Anant, David and Dan for their well-deserved recognition as Banking and Finance Visionaries. Their exceptional leadership, strategic acumen and dedication," said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. "Their exceptional leadership, strategic acumen and dedication to our clients' success are what sets them apart. Working with leaders of such high caliber, who earn the trust of their clients and consistently deliver great value, is truly inspiring. This recognition is a testament to their hard work and the positive impact they have on our clients and the industry."

GHJ is proud of the work it does to partner with entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofit organizations around the world. All GHJ employees and clients are encouraged to #BeMore and pursue their personal and professional passions. When people are given the flexibility to have a rich, full, balanced life, they are empowered to bring their diverse perspectives and do their best work. This cultural philosophy underpins every interaction GHJ has with clients to ensure they benefit from tailored, innovative solutions.

GHJ congratulates Anant, David and Dan on their well-deserved recognition as Banking and Finance Visionaries. Their achievements reflect GHJ's dedication to fostering strong leadership and providing exceptional service to our clients, further solidifying GHJ’s position as a trusted advisor in the banking and finance industry.


Anant has significantly shaped the advisory landscape and the accounting industry. His expertise in facilitating major global transactions and strategic advisory has positioned GHJ as a leader in the banking and finance industries. Anant's visionary leadership and deep commitment to client success have driven significant growth and expansion within GHJ's Advisory Services Practice and Transaction Advisory Services Practice.

Known for his collaborative approach to advisory services, Anant has been recognized nationally and globally for his innovative work. He has been named a Most Influential Minority CPA multiple times and a Top 40 in 40s multiple times by the Los Angeles Business Journal. This is his fourth time being named a Banking and Finance Visionary. In 2023, Anant was appointed to Global Leader – Network Capabilities for international advisory and accounting network HLB, where he develops the framework to coordinate multinational proposals as part of HLB Executive Office’s Project Management Team.


David has demonstrated exceptional skill in leading complex M&A projects. He is known for providing insightful financial due diligence advice to execute deals and leading a high-performing team of experts. 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.

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 on GHJ’s website and L.A. Times B2B Publishing and hosts the Business Disruption and Resilience Podcast, which highlights how businesses navigate adversity. David's dedication to mentoring emerging leaders and advocating for work-life balance embodies GHJ's #BeMore philosophy, further enhancing the Firm's commitment to excellence and innovation.


Dan has made significant contributions to the finance and accounting advisory services, especially within the media and advertising sector. Dan is GHJ’s in-house expert on revenue recognition, and his innovative work in this space has been instrumental in guiding clients through the evolving financial landscape. He has written extensively about the role of revenue recognition in getting a better understanding of a business’ outlook and has appeared on GHJ’s Media Clips Podcast to discuss accounting standard updates that affect the entertainment industry.

A recognized expert in the industry, Dan has been a guest lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management teaching revenue recognition and led a film production accounting seminar at California State University, Northridge. In addition, Dan is actively involved in mentoring and has led various internal trainings on topics such as revenue recognition standards, financial statement preparation and supervision and review.

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in nearly 30 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm, Top Regional Leader in the West and Best Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

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 around 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 more than 200 staff members, who 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).