Eric Hersom is a partner in the Orange County practice of Hardesty, LLC. Eric has 30 years of experience as a Big 4 auditor, public company controller, and CFO of private equity-owned manufacturing companies. Most of Eric’s jobs have been with international manufacturing companies based in the U.S. where low cost manufacturing and inventory and cost management are keys to success. Eric began his career as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche in the Silicon Valley and then progressed through a number of publicly traded international manufacturing companies in capacities ranging from financial analyst to corporate controller. Most recently Eric has been recruited to be the CFO of four manufacturing companies with annual revenues of $10 million to $100 million. At Leading Edge Aviation Services, Eric joined a platform company during its acquisition phase and was instrumental in creating the fresh-start accounting and valuation of a large European acquisition, later integrating the financial and budgetary reporting for the five newly-acquired entities.
Eric holds a bachelor of science in business administration and accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a California certified public accountant.