Richard is an experienced financial consultant and accountant for companies ranging from private equity-backed growth businesses to multi-national public corporations.
At Brandlin & Associates, Richard performs quality of earnings analyses on target companies for capital sources including banks, private equity firms and other lenders to assist in their investment decision-making process. He has also provided forensic accounting and litigation support services including fraud and accounting malpractice investigations, as well as damage calculations. Richard has worked on matters with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) including the investigation of an EB-5 Program fraud and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the investigation of negative option marketing schemes.
Prior to joining Brandlin & Associates, Richard was an audit senior associate at PwC where he primarily practiced in the financial services industry. He frequently vetted portfolio company valuations for private equity clients by validating discounted cash flow and market models. This involved analyzing complex contracts, progress payments, incentive compensation plans and international operations. He also analyzed periodic fluctuations in financial statements to assess risk and draw conclusions, and evaluated the design and effectiveness of internal controls.
Richard graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in California and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Richard is a candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program having passed all three levels of the exam.