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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, 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.  From Investment Banking to Crisis Management, we are here to serve you.

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Ronald J. Clear

Ron Clear has over 43 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. 

Jerry L. Conrow, CPA

 Mr. Conrow, specializes in business organization development, crisis management consulting, estate planning, general accounting and income/estate/gift taxation.  


 Mr. Conrow, was born and raised in Cripple Creek, Colorado, received a Bachelor Science, Business Administration at Long Beach State College, 1961 and Masters, Business Administration at Pepperdine University, 1982.  C.P.A. since 1962.  He is a member in good standing of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He has an extensive interest in  farming and water-related resources and is consider an expert in water right issues.  

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