Executive Team

Helen C. Adams, CPA

San Diego Managing Partner

”At Haskell & White we continue to evolve and streamline our processes to ensure that we are nimble and responsive in our approach to client’s needs.”

With Haskell & White since: 2013

Helen oversees Haskell & White’s San Diego practice, coordinating the direction of San Diego client services. Prior to joining Haskell & White, she served as an audit partner with Deloitte, where she provided assurance and advisory services involving initial and secondary offerings, M&A transactions and expert testimony, and establishing financial controls and corporate strategy for her clients.

Helen served the clean technology and alternative energy industry for over 15 years, including a 9-month period as a loaned C-level finance executive. She is a recognized industry expert in the field, and consulted regularly with both US and international companies preparing for IPOs or significant acquisitions/divestitures.
Helen has served as the audit committee chair and a member of the compensation committee for LRAD, a public company in San Diego.

Helen is also a teacher, judge, competitive dancer and member of the United Country Western Dance Council, and holds 10 World Champion titles in the sanctioned sport of country western dancing.

Industries & Areas of Specialty:
  • Technology
  • Life Science
  • Clean-Technology
  • Alternative Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Audit of private and publicly held companies
  • M&A transactions
  • Expert testimony
  • Financial controls
  • Corporate strategy
Industry Organizations:
  • Athena Scholarship Foundation Board – Chairman of the Board (fmr.)
  • Athena’s Forum for Executive Women – Mentor
  • Women Corporate Directors
  • Women of Wind Energy
  • San Diego Corporate Directors’ Forum – Membership Committee
  • Deloitte’s San Diego FAST 50 Program – Chairman (fmr.)
  • Chairmen’s Roundtable
  • Software San Diego
  • LEAD
Education:
  • San Diego State University – B.S. in Accounting
    Magna Cum Laude, with distinction in her major
Community Involvement:
  • California State University San Marcos Foundation Board – Audit Committee Chair
  • Make-a-Wish
  • The Senior Community Centers
  • Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  • YWCA of San Diego

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