Deanne (DeDe) Ebner

Deanne Ebner

Education

California Polytechnic State University
B.S. in Business Administration

Years of Experience

17 Years

Industry Expertise

Life Sciences, Software, Technology

Big Four Alma Mater

KPMG

Deanne (DeDe) Ebner

Senior Managing Director – Advisory

DeDe brings more than 17 years of financial consulting and executive management experience to WilliamsMarston LLC. Prior to WilliamsMarston, DeDe was a Managing Director at Chord Advisors, LLC, a boutique accounting advisory firm serving more than 400 pre-IPO, public and private equity-backed growth companies on a variety of technical accounting, SEC reporting and capital markets transactions. While at Chord Advisors, DeDe specialized in the accounting and reporting for complex stock-based compensation arrangements, SEC reporting, business combinations, equity financings, revenue recognition, and initial public offerings. Her broad industry expertise includes technology, software, and life sciences.

Prior to Chord Advisors, DeDe was a Senior Manager in KPMG LLC’s audit practice in Silicon Valley. In this role, she managed the audits for a multitude of growth companies, assisting many of them throughout the IPO process. While at KPMG, DeDe spent two years in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York City (the “National Office”), KPMG’s national resource center for technical accounting, auditing, and SEC filing matters. While in KPMG’s National Office, DeDe was the lead author of KPMG’s first Stock-based Compensation Guide. As an expert in stock-based compensation, she was routinely a keynote speaker at numerous internal and external technical seminars.

DeDe is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she graduated magna cum laude.