Simon Platt co-founded StoneTurn in 2004, and was the firm’s managing partner until 2016, when he was appointed Chairman.
Simon has led and been involved in many accounting and financial disclosure-related investigations on behalf of Audit and Special Committees of Boards of Directors. He has also testified in Federal and State courts and at arbitrations, assisted in mediations and acted as an independent, neutral arbitrator in accounting-related matters. His engagements include numerous expert testimony and non-testifying consulting roles.
Simon’s extensive background includes working with companies from large U.S. multinational corporations and foreign public companies to smaller, privately-held enterprises, across a wide range of industries. Principal areas of experience include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (“GAAS”) issues, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) investigations, purchase price disputes, contractual damage quantification, accounting record reconstruction, fraud investigations and business analysis.
Prior to co-founding StoneTurn, Simon was with Deloitte for more than 23 years, where he served as a U.S. audit partner specializing in the retail, distribution and manufacturing industries. He led Deloitte’s New York / Boston Dispute Consulting practice, established the firm’s Dispute Consulting Group in Boston, founded and led its Forensic Audit Assistance program, and served as the National Forensic Practice Leader.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and New York.