Fred Tan
Managing Director, Tax
Grant Thornton

The son of Chinese immigrants from Vietnam, Fred Tan was born and raised in the Southland, and was among the first generation of his family to attend college. After graduating with Cum Laude honors from UCLA, he joined Grant Thornton’s Los Angeles office as an associate in 2003. Since then, he has worked his way up to become a managing director in the firm’s Privately Held Business Services tax practice, where he oversees national and global clients in a range of industries. Today he is a strong believer in helping Pan-Asian professionals succeed – both within Grant Thornton and in the broader community. As Ascend LA’s vice president of Professional Development, then later as a board member, Tan worked with companies in Southern California to host interactive programs focused on career advancement and to understand how the cultural aspects of an Asian American upbringing can help in a corporate environment. 

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