Richard Hecht, CPA, is a Member of Brock Capital Group LLC and the Managing Member of Audubon Consulting Group LLC.
He has more than 40 years of accounting and managerial experience. His responsibilities as a Partner at Marks Paneth & Shron included developing business and assisting clients with their accounting and tax needs through the entire lifecycle of their businesses. Mr. Hecht specialized in consulting with law firms on management structure, partner compensation and profitability enhancement. Additionally, Mr. Hecht was a member of the Operating Committee, which advised the firm’s leadership on management issues, planning and policy matters.
As the managing member of Audubon Consulting Group LLC, Mr. Hecht advises privately-owned businesses on business and tax strategies. This includes valuing and structuring the purchase and sale of business, the development of early-stage enterprises and strategies for building internal capital.
Previously, Mr. Hecht was the Managing Partner of one of Marks Paneth & Shron’s predecessor firms. After a few years of military service and working in private corporations, Mr. Hecht joined Charles Hecht & Co., a CPA firm that was founded in 1907 by his grandfather and later managed by his father.
An active participant in numerous professional organizations, Mr. Hecht is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), where he was a Vice President.
Mr. Hecht donates a great deal of time and expertise to nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Capital New York, a regional program funding startup businesses and affordable housing. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of StoryCorps and the Board of Education in his hometown.
Mr. Hecht holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from New York University.