Responsiveness, creativity, and client focus: these qualities have guided Dave Porter over the course of his professional career. Having first worked at the highest level of public accounting with a Big 4 firm, Dave then started and led two successful consulting firms over the next 14 years before coming aboard. “Running your own business is an eye opener. The experience has shaped the way I serve clients today. There’s no better way to learn about a company’s issues than by sitting down with the owners, especially when you’re a business owner yourself.”
Dave also helps companies develop stronger internal controls to help prevent and mitigate risks associated with employee fraud. “Business owners are focused on running their companies, and may not stop to consider that a trusted employee might be stealing from them.” This need led Dave to launch Geffen Mesher’s Forensic Accounting group. Under his leadership, the group has quickly become a well-rounded and sought after forensic team in the region.
When he’s not sitting down with business owners, Dave likes to hit the open road on his motorcycle, packing everything from hiking boots to his nine-iron. “The typical ways people like to relax in the Northwest.”
Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1975
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon
Certified Fraud Examiner
Licensed Private Investigator, Oregon