For the sixth consecutive year, BPM Partner Rick Parent is named among the 500 “Most Influential People in L.A.” by Los Angeles Business Journal


SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2023BPM LLP, one of the top 40 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Business Journal has selected Partner Rick Parent to its 2023 list of LA500: The Most Influential People in L.A. The annual list celebrates influential leaders in Los Angeles, Calif., whose vision and creativity can be counted on to help the city move forward.

“Rick’s unwavering dedication to clients and innate leadership qualities have rightfully earned him a spot on the LA500 list for an impressive six consecutive years,” commented BPM CEO Jim Wallace. “We are honored to have Rick as a guiding force at BPM, and congratulate him and all of the other honorees.”

Rick specializes in audits and financial reporting for private and publicly held companies, working closely with chief executives and chief financial officers. Specifically, Rick leads audits and provides due diligence and special reports for real estate, technology, manufacturing and distribution, entertainment and hospitality clients.

Rick has worked with pre-IPO and SEC-registered companies of varying sizes and has experience helping companies go public. Before becoming a public accountant, he was a chief financial officer, where Rick became well-versed in providing accounting due diligence and support for acquisitions and divestitures, as well as downsizing and restructuring. He has helped clients with their budgeting, international operations, accounting and forecasting, business contracts, information technology, debt and equity fundraising, private equity/venture capital, and consolidation of multi-divisional entities.

Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. He is involved in several music and sports-related organizations as a long-time member of the Dean’s Circle Executive Board of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, and as a former board member of the Los Angeles Sports Council. Rick is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

About BPM

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About Los Angeles Business Journal

Each week, the award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal examines the many ways that the Los Angeles economy operates. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community’s dynamic business and economic scene. Learn more on Los Angeles Business Journal’s website here.

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