Managing Director

David McLean is a Managing Director in CNM’s Los Angeles office with 14 years of experience in technical accounting and financial reporting. His primary area of expertise is assisting clients with readiness and execution of IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs/spin-offs, private placements, and a variety of technical accounting issues. David has extensive experience in technical accounting including revenue, leases, business combinations, stock-based compensation, and financial instruments. David has worked on more than 10 IPOs and dozens of capital raising transactions over the last 5 years, and is an expert in SEC reporting matters.

Prior to joining CNM, David was a Director in PwC’s Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services practice, where he worked closely with clients from around the world on a variety of capital markets transactions and technical accounting issues. David also spent two years in PwC’s National Office, in the SEC Services group, where he consulted on a full range of technical accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory issues. Prior to that, David was an external auditor for 10 years, working with a variety of clients, from small start-ups to international public companies.

Education, Certifications and Associations

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. – Business Economics / Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), California
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Member of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Industry Specialty

  • Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Health & Life Sciences