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Richard Simitian

Audit Partner
Grant Thornton LLP

Serving on the Board
since 2007


“Over the last decade, I feel that our society has become complacent regarding the homeless in our country,” says Rich. “Nobody in America should be without a place they call home. I joined the Weingart Center Board because I believe the people of the Weingart Center has a solution that can change the lives of thousands and make the city of Los Angeles an even greater place to live,” adds Rich. “Please join me in contributing to an organization that provides a solution to homelessness in our city.”

Rich is an Audit Partner with Grant Thornton LLP.  Rich previously served as the Audit Practice Leader and Office Managing Partner of Grant Thornton LLP’s Southern California practice.  Over his 30 year career with Grant Thornton, Rich has provided auditing, accounting, SEC and business advisory services to entertainment, consumer products, restaurants, real estate and manufacturing companies.

Rich graduated from Pace University, New York where he received his B.S. in Accounting. He is a certified public accountant in California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Rich is a past chair of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (“CalCPA”), a membership organization with over 40,000 members. 

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