David Jansen

Private Company Services, Advisory Leader, PwC US

David Jansen is the U.S. Private Company Services Advisory Leader. In this role, he is responsible for delivering specialized resources and strategies to private companies that provide new and enhanced capabilities designed to help companies grow, improve financial performance and gain competitive advantage in a disruptive marketplace.  David leads a group that advises private companies, including family owned businesses and private equity portfolio companies, across a variety of industries including retail, industrial products, professional services, technology, communications and entertainment.

An Advisory partner in the New York office, David brings significant experience and a global perspective to his role. His career at PwC, which began in 1990, includes establishing relationships with C-suite executives of leading Japanese companies to enhance PwC’s profile in the Tokyo marketplace.  He also worked alongside Japanese business leaders to help establish an entrepreneurial and start-up center in Tokyo to provide assistance and mentorship opportunities for owners of private companies. 

David spent almost a decade working in PwC’s Deals Practice in London and New York.  Working with private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations, he has advised on transactions in multiple industries in over 40 countries. In addition to minimizing financial risk, he helped clients mitigate their reputational and business risk as they conducted M&A activities, expanded into new markets and worked with new business venture partners. 

After the accounting and fraud scandals of the early 2000’s, David co-founded PwC’s Anticorruption Practice focused on preventing and detecting financial statement fraud, corruption and corporate misconduct. This incorporated an alliance with the Harvard Law School Institute on Global Law and Policy to collectively advise both public and private sector clients.

David is a Chartered Accountant (Canada) by training.  He received a B.Comm in finance from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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