Until his retirement in July 2016, Immanuel was a Partner at Grant Thornton LLP, a global, forty-thousand strong professional services firm with offices in 130 countries. He held several key leadership roles with Grant Thornton and served clients in the technology, medical devices, life sciences, software, manufacturing, telecommunications and service industries. He led Grant Thornton’s Technology Industry Practice in Philadelphia and the North East Region for over a dozen years. In addition, he was also the National Life Science Co-Leader for the Firm in 2015 and 2016. He previously led Grant Thornton’s National Software Industry Segment.
He has successfully taken clients public through the IPO process and has served large and medium sized public and private companies through-out his career. He is a thought leader and a frequent speaker at external and Grant Thornton conferences. He has also authored whitepapers and Grant Thornton Publications and moderated multiple roundtable events for “C” level participants covering a wide range of topics.
He is on the board of the Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce and until his retirement served on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (“PACT”); and in 2016 completed his tenure on the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (“PICPA”) Professional Ethics Committee and PICPA’s IT Assurance Committee.
He also has served as a Judge for the Wharton Entrepreneurship Business Competition since 2012. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Immanuel holds an M.B.A. in Accounting & Finance from Emporia State University, Kansas and an M.A. in Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai, India. He is a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.