|Ronald D. Kent '87|
Ron is an Audit Partner with the Irvine, CA office of McGladrey LLP and is focused on serving companies in the Firm's Financial Services Practice. With more than 25 years of public accounting experience, Ron has served as the national practice leader for McGladrey’s specialty finance practice and more recently is the Firm’s practice leader for the West Region Financial Services practice.
Ron is also a member of McGladrey’s financial services leadership team and is very involved in serving McGladrey’s highest profile clients in the Western region.
Ron has worked extensively with clients in both the public and private markets and on various attest services including traditional audits and numerous agreed upon procedures engagements for securitization transactions involving specialty finance lenders and mortgage servicers. He has been the partner with some of the largest relationships of McGladrey in the West and has been the audit partner on numerous capital and debt raising campaigns, including initial public and secondary offerings.
Ron also works with various private equity funds who invest in a wide range of industries, including community banks, market media, entertainment and communications. He is the client service coordinator to several private equity firms, coordinating the delivery of McGladrey’s services through the Firm’s Professional qualifications and memberships: Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Ron is also a former board member for the Accounting Advisory Association of California State University, Fullerton.
Ron received B.A. from California State University, Fullerton and graduated from the Firm’s Business Advisory Program conducted by the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
The Center for Corporate Reporting & Governance at California State University, Fullerton is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.