Pierre-Alain Sur

US Tech-enabled Audit Leader, PwC US

Summary of experience

Pierre is PwC's US Technology Industry Leader across all lines of service (Advisory, Assurance, and Tax), and a Partner in the Assurance practice. He also serves as the Firm’s US Leader for the Communications, Entertainment, and Media Industries and previously led PwC’s Global Telecommunications Practice. In these leadership positions, Pierre leverages his drive, enthusiasm, and visionary thinking to inspire his teams to deliver superior client service and advice to enable some of the largest Fortune 500 companies, as well as emerging innovative start-ups, to reach their financial and strategic business goals.

Pierre is currently based in New York, and has served companies headquartered in the US with global operations in various countries around the world for more than 20 years. He has worked with many leading edge companies to drive transformational change within these key industries, and currently serves as the Global Relationship Partner for Corning.

From strategy through execution, Pierre brings big-picture strategic thinking and devises practical solutions to complex business issues, in areas such as financial due diligence, carve-outs, mergers and acquisitions, business model transformation and process improvements, and controls. He has also consulted to his clients and industry executives on the adoption and implementation of US and international accounting standards, Sarbanes-Oxley 404, revenue recognition, SEC and regulatory matters, initial public offerings, debt issuance, and merger and acquisition activities.

Pierre’s leadership roles provide him with invaluable executive contacts within the Technology, Communications, Entertainment, and Media industries with whom he interacts with on an ongoing basis to discuss and impact evolving industry trends and leading business practices.

Pierre grew up in France and speaks French, English, and Spanish. He is a graduate of Skema Business School (France), a Certified Public Accountant in Arkansas, New Jersey, New York and Texas and a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.