Ricky White

Audit & Advisory Partner

Ricky White, CPA, is a Partner in RyanSharkey’s Financial Advisory practice. Ricky has over 18 years of experience as an advisor to companies, providing transaction advisory, accounting advisory and assurance services focused in the government contracting and technology industries.

Ricky has led due diligence for more than 50 M&A transactions with over $4 billion in transaction value on both the buy-side and sell-side. He has also led multiple initial public offering engagements, reverse mergers and private debt offerings. He has provided technical accounting advice and support to numerous clients in areas such as revenue recognition; debt and equity transactions; stock-based compensation; derivatives and business combinations.

Previously, Ricky spent over 16 years with an international firm, providing audit and transaction advisory services, primarily in the government contracting and technology sectors.


B.S., Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business

Professional Certifications and Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Maryland and Virginia
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Leadership Committee – Future Fund (a giving circle of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia)
  • Former Chair – ACG National Chapter’s Annual Strategic Growth Conference and DealSource
Service Experience: 
  • SEC Filings
  • Assurance
  • M&A Transactions
  • Public Offerings
  • Reverse Mergers
  • Private Debt Offerings
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Debt and Equity Transactions
  • Stock-Based Compensation
  • Derivatives
  • Business Combinations
  • Due Diligence
  • Auditing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Strategy
  • GAAP Accounting
  • SOX / Internal Controls
  • Regulatory Compliance
Industry Experience: 
  • Government Contracting
  • Technology
  • Professional Services