John Stomper is an audit partner in the Financial Sponsors & Financial Services industry practice based in the Chicago office. He has more than 30 years of diverse accounting experience including nearly 20 years of providing audit and consulting services to an array of financial services clients, including private equity funds, hedge funds, registered investment companies (mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and BDC’s), specialty finance companies, and other alternative investment vehicles. He also services CohnReznick’s Cannabis and Commercial Real Estate practices.
John has consulted with clients on fund formation, financial reporting and valuation issues. He is also a specialist in performing GIPS verification engagements. He also recently helped a cannabis-related REIT complete its IPO and follow-on offering. John has been a speaker and panelist at several fair value conferences, including the AICPA Fair Value Conference and the Illinois Venture Capital Association Fair Value Panel. He also has served on the AICPA Expert Panel for Investment Companies.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, John led the mutual fund practice at a nationally recognized accounting firm and was a partner in the Investment Management practice at a Big 4 Accounting Firm. At those firms, he was responsible for the audits of mutual funds and other registered products, as well as private equity funds and hedge funds. In 2019, John was recognized as an Outstanding Accounting Alumni by his alma mater, Nothern Illinois University.
BS, Accounting and Finance, Northern Illinois University
MBA, Finance, University of Chicago
Shelter, Inc., Treasurer (a not-for-profit helping at-risk and neglected children in Chicago suburbs)
Saint Simon’s Church, former Senior Warden
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member, Illinois CPA Society
Member, AICPA Expert Panel on Investment Companies
Member, Northern Illinois University Accounting Executive Advisory Committee
Former Member, AICPA Investment Performance Task Force
Former Member, AICPA Asset Management Revenue Recognition Task Force