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Lee Duran

Assurance Office Managing Partner in San Diego, BDO USA LLP

Lee Duran serves as the National Leader for BDO’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice. Duran, who has almost 30 years of professional experience, has served global and domestic clients in a variety of industries. They include technology, life sciences, manufacturing, distribution, and services. He is BDO’s U.S. liaison to the BDO International member firm in Japan. Before he joined BDO, he was the partner in charge of the international assurance practice for financial services in a Big Four firm’s Tokyo office. He has been active with the Association for Corporate Growth, Cleantech San Diego, TechAmerica, and the San Diego Venture Group

ALMA MATER: San Diego State (B.S., Accounting), Thunderbird School of Global Management (M.S. International Management)

FUN FACT: He was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1983 to 1985, serving in Koror, Palau, Micronesia.