Ryan Starkes

Partner & Life Sciences Practice Leader & Raleigh Market Leader


Ryan is a Partner at Centri Business Consulting, leader of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice & Raleigh Market Leader. He has more than 25 years of public and private accounting experience. He joined Centri in July 2018, and throughout his career, has worked with public, privately held, and private equity portfolio entities, ranging from pre-IPO entrepreneurial startups to large public multinational corporations assisting, collectively from an audit, consultative and internal perspective, while supporting a multitude of financial accounting advisory, financial reporting and internal control issues and transactions.

Prior to his time with Centri, Ryan was an Audit Partner at BDO USA, LLP for 12 years (2005-2018). Ryan also served as the National Life Sciences Practice Leader for BDO USA, LLP, and previously as one of its Practice Leaders for the firm’s Technology & Life Sciences Industry Group. Ryan’s prior experience also includes leading the SEC Reporting Group at a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company (2002-2005). Ryan was also a Partner at a technical accounting and consulting firm that provides financial accounting advisory and financial reporting services to private and public companies and pre-IPO companies.

Ryan received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Hofstra University in 1992 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of both the AICPA, New York, and New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants. During his time at BDO, Ryan authored many of the life sciences industry publications and was a frequent presenter/moderator/trainer at various internal and external events.