Ralph Nefdt is the managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Desert and Mountain West market territory, encompassing Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. In this role he also serves as a member of the firm’s National Leadership team. Nefdt has been an Audit Services partner with Grant Thornton since joining the firm in 2001. Prior to that, he worked with one of the Big Four firms in New York and in South Africa. In addition to his portfolio of audit clients, he has performed a number of other leadership roles within the firm. For many years he was the Professional Standards partner for the Greater Bay Area offices, overseeing risk management and professional excellence policies and procedures.
Nefdt has more than 25 years of experience working with public and private companies in a variety of industries, including technology, consumer and industrial products, manufacturing, retail, and distribution. His technology industry experience includes significant involvement with software revenue recognition and software-as-a-service revenue arrangements. His client responsibilities have included being the lead engagement partner to many public companies, including taking them through their IPOs, going private, M&As, and other complex business transactions in an international environment.
- Not-for-profit organizations
Professional qualifications and memberships
CPA — Arizona, California
Chartered Accountant — South Africa
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Great Phoenix Leadership
Postgraduate Certificate, Theory of Accounting, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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