Professionals

Gareth LeaCPA, CFE, CFF, FCAManaging Director

New York +1 212 430 3419
Education

M.B.A., Finance, Manchester Business School, Manchester, England

BSc. (Hons), University of Lancaster, England

Gareth Lea has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing, serving as a financial and operations leader, and as a testifying expert in accounting, auditing and financial fraud matters.

Gareth has worked with clients on forensic investigations and financial due diligence, as well as on matters involving audit malpractice, purchase price disputes, revenue recognition, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Specifically, he focuses on litigation consulting, forensic accounting and compliance matters, and engagements involving white collar crime, and interim executive financial and operating roles. In addition, Gareth has recently served as Chief Compliance Officer at a leading New York-based registered investment adviser.

Gareth has worked with clients across many industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, energy, healthcare and manufacturing, in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Prior to joining StoneTurn, Gareth served as Chief Operating Officer with American Health Services. Previously, he was a Managing Director at a New York-based hedge fund, where he was Chief Compliance Officer, and head of asset management and financial due diligence for the firm’s investments in senior secured loan facilities to the middle market. Earlier in his career, he held senior accounting and auditing roles with several large professional services firms and two Big Four accounting firms, in the U.S. and Asia.

Gareth is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in New York and Texas), a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, Certified in Financial Forensics, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).