Slade Fester, BDO San Jose

Slade Fester

Bay Area Assurance Office Managing Partner


BDO San Jose Office,
BDO San Francisco Office



Executive Summary

Slade Fester leads for BDO’s Hardware Industry Group, a part of the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting primarily serving technology and life sciences companies, particularly publicly-traded and privately-held companies in the semiconductor, telecommunication, electronics, and technology manufacturing sectors.

His service focus includes audits of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting companies, business combinations, revenue recognition, evaluations of internal control structures, and business acquisition/disposition due diligence. He has assisted clients with initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, and private placements of debt and equity. These qualifications give him unique insights into business, financial, and tax concerns.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.B.A., Accounting, California State University, Long Beach