KENNETH L. GOLDMAN
Ken Goldman is chairman of the board at MGO and a certified public accountant with more than 40 years experience leading large-scale accounting, auditing and outsourcing engagements for his clients. He also serves as chairman of MGO’s executive committee. Goldman specializes in businesses in the entertainment, sports and media fields, as well as privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Goldman holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from California State University, Northridge. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves as president of the Cal South Soccer Foundation and is a past treasurer of California State Soccer Association-South, as well as the organization’s 2017 Hall of Fame honoree. He serves on the advisory board of The Executives, which supports the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, and is a past president of the City of Hope’s Professions and Finance Associates group.
What was your proudest moment?
I was very proud when I reached my 40-year membership milestones in the AICPA and Cal Society of CPAs. I was amazed (and proud) that I had lasted that long in a challenging profession, and developed so many valued professional relationships.
What is your alma mater?
California State University, Northridge (1973)
What is your next project?
Continuing to assist our managing partner and chief operating officer with C-level projects; non-professionally, about to realize the horrors of a home remodel.
Who is your hero?
My hero was my mentor and best friend, Allan Whitman. Until his passing in 2016, we were partners for 40+ years, during which he taught me about the value of client service, integrity & honesty, and being fully transparent in all of my professional dealings and relationships.
What do you like best about Los Angeles?
I have lived in Los Angeles since I was 2 years old. Considering the weather, the entertainment options, the professional landscape, and the wonderful people – why would anyone want to live anywhere else?