Ryan Hecht

Ryan Hecht

Assurance Practice Leader


BDO Columbus Office



Executive Summary

As Assurance Practice Leader, Ryan is responsible for the strategy and operations of BDO’s assurance practice in Columbus.

As an assurance partner at BDO since 2017, Ryan has extensive experience serving the complex and strategic audit needs of multinational organizations in a variety of industries. He serves both public companies and private companies that are growing and scaling complexities including private equity owned portfolio companies and IPO or SPAC pathing companies. His global experience includes leading group audits for US based companies along with completing component audits for overseas based companies both public and private.

Outside of his role at BDO, Ryan has been part of various community organizations including roles on the Board of Directors of Children’s Hunger Alliance, HandsOn Central Ohio and the State of Ohio Audit Committee.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.S.B.A., Accounting, The Ohio State University (cum laude, University Scholar 1997-2001)

Community Involvement

Children’s Hunger Alliance, Governing Board, Executive Committee & Finance Committee
HandsOn Central Ohio, former Board Member and Treasurer
State of Ohio Audit Committee, former Member