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About Our Founder

Since our inception, CA&A has been totally focused on building a responsive, reliable and resourceful crisis & investment management practice.

From CA&A’s beginnings in 1985, (39 years ago) we made a conscious decision to remain a boutique practice.  We understand that our clients want hands-on support from experts they can trust.  We have proven over the years that CA&A’s team of professionals can do the work it typically takes a larger group to do. CA&A has the same expertise and experience of the large firms, but by maintaining our boutique status we don’t have to expend unnecessary resources to promote ourselves or to impress our clients with how big we are.  We also don't have to charge our clients the higher fees.  From Crisis & Professional Management, Private Equity and Investment Banking services, we are here to serve you.

Ronald J. Clear
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Ron Clear has over 45+ years of experience in turning companies around, developing structured deals, performing due-diligence and managing relationships with the private and public equity communities.  His early career includes positions as COO for Apple Computer’s largest retail dealership, CFO for Ducommun Metals, and President of Diamond.  He has also worked for the investment banking firms Montgomery Securities and Robertson Stephens.  As a former US Trustee Panel Member for California’s Central District, Mr. Clear has administrated thousands of cases in bankruptcy and is considered an expert in crisis management and investment banking in Southern California.


Mr. Clear received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and graduated cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine.  He went on to receive academic honors while earning a Master’s Degree from the school of Public Policy from the University of Southern California.  Afterward he became the youngest person ever admitted to the PhD program in the School of Business while attending USC. 

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