Background

Responsiveness, creativity, and client focus: these aspirations have guided Dave Porter over the course of his career. 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. “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 occupational fraud and assist the victims of fraud recover. “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.

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.”

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