Background

As a Shareholder, David Porter is known for his responsiveness, creativity, and client focus. After 15 years in public accounting with a Big 4 firm, Dave started and led two successful consulting firms over the next 14 years before coming aboard at Geffen Mesher. He also served as the VP of Finance and Controller for a rapidly growing manufacturer of technology products. His experience in public accounting, private industry, and consulting combine to give him a unique perspective.

Dave’s forensic expertise helps companies develop stronger internal controls, mitigate risks, and recover from occupational fraud when it does occur. “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.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Oregon Chapter

Auto Team America

Association for Corporate Growth Portland, Past Chapter President and Current Board Member

The Risk Management Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

American Cancer Society, Past Portland Board Member
Multnomah Athletic Club, Past Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Multnomah Athletic Club, Past Property Committee Chair
Multnomah Athletic Club, Past Budget Committee Chair
DePaul Industries, Past Board of Trustees and Treasurer
March of Dimes, Portland Chapter, Past Board Member

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1975
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon
Certified Fraud Examiner
Licensed Private Investigator, Oregon

Key To Success

"Each client is unique. Listening intently and keeping an open mind helps us to find the right answer for each one."

SPECIALIZATIONS

Business transactions