Partner - Assurance & Advisory Services
Clara Fong has over 20 years of experience serving publicly traded and privately held companies of all sizes in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, software, and manufacturing and distribution. She has extensive experience providing audit and accounting-related services to clients, and has worked closely with company executives, underwriters, and legal counsel on a range of transactions, including initial public offerings, acquisitions and debt and equity offerings.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND LEADERSHIP
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, BayBio, Northern California’s Life Science Association
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Concordia University, Quebec (1993)
Diploma in Accountancy, Concordia University, Quebec (1997)
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Clara was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec where she began her accounting career with EY Canada. Although she has considered the Bay Area home for almost 20 years, she continues to be a proud Canadian who will always have an affinity for hockey, the maple leaf and poutine.
Outside of the office, Clara can be found running in the Presidio and Crissy Field and has completed several marathons, half marathons and shorter races. She is always up for the challenge that comes with obstacle course races such as the Spartan Races – the Trifecta is the next goal! She also enjoys hiking on any one of California’s beautiful trails and kayaking in warm tropical waters.
Clara enjoys travelling with her family to different countries and especially enjoys exploring different cultures. She has travelled to several countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America with many more places to see. Clara is also fluent in the French language and spends her summers living and working out of her home in Paris, France.