Les began his public accounting career at Arthur Young & Company. He specialized in audit-, tax-, and merger-and acquisition-related activities. His assignments included Lin Broadcasting, Warner Communications, Mobil Oil International, acquisition of Mercury and MGM records by Polygram, Arcata National’s acquisition of Charm Craft, and many others.
Les then decided to open his own CPA firm, which grew to 40 people. The firm developed deep subject matter expertise in publishing, media, communication, information, financial services, and manufacturing and service businesses.
Les first advised Global Growth in 2001, during due diligence and acquisition of an education and certification company that specialized in medical coding and billing. Since then, Les and his company was have provide audit, transactional, and financial due diligence services to Global Growth.