Staford François
CPA, Partner

Staford François has more than 15 years of experience providing audit services on financial statements and internal control over financial reporting. His clients include public and private entities in the alternative investment space.

Staford François

Office | 818-205-2694

Woodland Hills, CA

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Experience and credentials

Provides assurance services to hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, real estate funds, private credit funds, venture capital funds, management companies, registered investment advisors (“RIAs”), broker-dealers, and 1940 Act Funds
Deep understanding of the application of SEC rules and regulation pertaining to RIAs along with SEC and CFTC rules and regulations pertaining to broker dealers
Broad knowledge of SEC processes related to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) with experience advising clients on their private filings of their form S-1 registration, performing down to date audit procedures as part of the clients IPO, providing the underwriter with comfort letters, and review proxy statements to be filed by SPACs
Assists clients with the implementation of new accounting standards
CPA licensed in California and Texas


MS, Accountancy – Texas A&M University
MBA – University of Rochester

Professional affiliations

California Alternative Investments Association
Association for Corporate Growth Los Angeles – Member, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Board
National Association of Black Accountants
We Benefit Children, Member
Fund raising activities for multiple sclerosis (MSA 150 Bay to Bay)