As chair and chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP, Lara is responsible for overseeing all aspects of its US Audit & Assurance practice, including the execution of its quality, innovation, growth, and talent strategies. Throughout her career, she has held significant client responsibilities serving as a global lead client service partner on a variety of large multinational clients. She also is a member of the US Executive Committee.
Previously within the US Audit & Assurance practice, Lara served as its deputy CEO, national managing partner of Audit Innovation and Client Service Delivery, and chief operating officer. Lara’s leadership philosophy is based on her deep understanding of multinational clients in various industries, her leadership roles and experiences, and her passion for advancing innovation and inclusion in the profession.
Lara is a licensed certified public accountant in New York and New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University at Albany – State University of New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College.