B. Riley adds Larry Kanter as senior managing director

18 August 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read

B. Riley Financial, a Los Angeles-based diversified financial services company, has welcomed Larry Kanter as a senior managing director within its consulting arm B. Riley Advisory Services.

Based in Dallas, Kanter joins the firm’s forensic accounting and litigation support practice. He brings more than 35 years of experience in forensic accounting and fraud investigations.

Kanter has supported law firms and Fortune 100s and international businesses across a wide range of industries. He has provided expert testimony to federal and state courts as well as arbitration panels on matters relating to GAAP, internal controls, damages quantification, fraud investigations, and forensic accounting investigations.

Kanter spent the last 12 years running his independent consultancy, Kanter Financial Forensics. Before that, he spent four years as a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, where he founded and led its forensic data analytics practice. Earlier in his career, Kanter was a partner at EY and PwC.

B. Riley adds Larry Kanter as senior managing director

Aside from consulting, Kanter has taught a master’s level course in forensic accounting and financial statement fraud at Southern Methodist University for over 10 years.

He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, and certified in financial forensics.

“We continue to strategically scale our Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support practice with highly skilled practitioners in our commitment to provide best-in-class resources to solve our clients’ most pressing business challenges,” said Ian Ratner, Co-CEO of B. Riley Advisory Services. “Larry brings world class expertise to our firm and is well-regarded as a trusted advisor among his clients.”

B. Riley’s various subsidiaries provide services in investment banking and institutional brokerage, wealth management, real estate solutions, corporate advisory, due diligence and valuation, forensic accounting, and restructuring. The public company has more than 1,600 employees, according to LinkedIn, and approximately 200 offices across the US, Mexico, Germany, India, and Australia.

“B. Riley’s expansive internal network of expert resources and capabilities allows me to better serve the needs of my clients. I’m delighted to join this world class team of professionals and look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success,” Kanter said.

B. Riley earlier this summer acquired Crawford & Winiarski, a Detroit-based forensic accounting and litigation consulting firm.