Frank has been directly involved in the retail industry since starting with Moss Adams in 1983. He is well-versed in multiple industry sectors, such as apparel and consumer goods, as well as in various distribution models, including traditional bricks and mortar, pure ecommerce, direct to consumer, and cross-channel combinations. With a focus on helping clients to grow and achieve their goals, Frank identifies impactful industry trends, develops relevant strategic plans, and assists in plan implementation. He spends a significant portion of his time with clients during liquidity events, where preparation and negotiation are integral for success. 

Frank presents at industry events such as MAGIC’s Retail Forum and is regularly quoted in the Orange County Business Journal, Apparel News, TransWorld Business, Shop-Eat-Surf, and other industry publications. He has co-authored the Moss Adams Annual Retail Update since its inception.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Retail Industry Outlook: Trends and Strategies for 2019
    (Moss Adams Webcast, March 2019)
  • Refocusing Retail: 2018 Industry Trends
    (Moss Adams Webcast, March 2018)
  • 2017 Retail Outlook
    (Moss Adams Webcast, June 2017)
  • The Future of Retail—Are You Prepared?
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding Board Member, Fashion Gives
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, National Retail Federation
  • Member, Surf Industry Manufacturer's Association
  • Member, The Professionals Club


  • BS, accounting, California State University, Long Beach

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