Lester M. Sussman, Senior Practice Leader of Resources Audit Solutions, Resources Global Professionals

Les Sussman has 34 years of professional services and private industry experience in accounting, auditing and professional services. Since 2005, Mr. Sussman has been the Senior Practice Leader of Resources Audit Solutions (RAS), the arm of Resources Global Professionals that provides corporate governance, risk management and compliance services. Recently, he assumed leadership for Resources' financial services industry group for the western region.

As an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche, Mr. Sussman held several leadership positions, including Partner in Charge of the Financial Services Group for the Pacific Southwest Region, Partner in Charge of the Capital Markets consulting practice for the West Region, Partner in Charge of the Woodland Hills office, National Director of Recruiting and College Relations and President of the Deloitte & Touche Foundation.

After 26 years with Deloitte, Mr. Sussman joined Gemstar TV Guide as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the finance organization for this $900 million public company with operations in media, publishing, technology and licensing.

Mr. Sussman currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Braille Institute and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Children's' Bureau and the Board of Governors of the School of Business at his alma mater, The Florida State University.