Gumbiner Savett Inc. Managing Director, Audit & Accounting Shareholder Rick Parent was selected in the professional services category of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s most recent LA500 list honoring the most influential leaders and executives in Los Angeles.

The most recent listing of forward-thinking professionals from the city’s business community highlights the work that took place and the progress that was made in the months before Covid-19, and also aims to serve as a reminder that L.A. is led by some of the brightest, most innovative and resilient business professionals from around the globe. In consideration of those guidelines, the LA500 casts a spotlight on many of the individuals who not only are able to help navigate the pandemic today but are also equipped to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

“There is nobody more deserving than Rick to be recognized for such an honor,” said Valerie Colin, Tax Department Leader and Tax Shareholder. “When you’re as dedicated as he is to the betterment of the firm year after year, it’s not surprising that he has been chosen for the LA 500.”

Added Jon Shoemaker, Audit and Accounting Leader, “Rick is such a thoughtful leader. His skill and industry knowledge has lead Gumbiner to reach so many goals over the years and his perseverance and commitment to his work and the company are exemplary.”

Parent, who joined the firm in 2005, is marking his sixth year as managing director. Specializing in audits and financial reporting for private and publicly held companies, he leads CPA audits and provides due diligence and special reports for clients in real estate, life sciences, technology, manufacturing, entertainment, and hospitality. He heads the firm’s operations committee, co-leads its real estate department and is a member of the SEC Company practice.

Previously, he worked in private industry, a national certified public accounting firm and one of the Big 4.  Parent also holds a bachelor’s degree in music from USC and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music.

About Gumbiner Savett Inc. (

Gumbiner Savett Inc. is a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Its purpose is to enrich clients’ lives by facilitating the achievement of their financial objectives and providing career fulfillment for its employees. Gumbiner Savett — an independent member firm of BKR International — is dedicated to being a preeminent assurance, tax, and business advisory firm for growth-oriented businesses, middle-market enterprises and high-net-worth individuals in Southern California. In addition to traditional private and public company accounting, auditing and tax services, it specializes in general business consulting, estate and trust planning, fraud examination studies, business management, bookkeeping and litigation support.