Lester M. Sussman
Senior Practice Leader of Resources Audit Solutions, Resources Global Professionals
Les has 34 years of professional services and private industry experience in accounting and auditing. Since 2005, Les has been the Senior Practice Director of the Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) practice area for Resources Global Professionals (RGP), providing corporate governance, risk management and compliance services to clients globally. Les is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and risk management topics. He also leads RGP’s financial services industry group for the western region of the United States.
As an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche, Les held several leadership positions, including Partner in Charge of the Financial Services Group for the Pacific Southwest Region, Partner in Charge of the Capital Markets consulting practice for the West Region, Partner in Charge of the Woodland Hills office, National Director of Recruiting and College Relations and President of the Deloitte & Touche Foundation. After 26 years with Deloitte, Les joined Gemstar TV Guide as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for two years before joining RGP. Les is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of California and maintains current memberships with the American Institute of CPA’s, the California Society of CPA’s and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Les is currently a member of the Board of Directors of CU Bancorp, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Additionally, Les is Chairman of the Board of the Braille Institute.