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Lynne Born

chief executive officer





Lynne Born is the Chief Executive Officer of Perelson Weiner, a leading consulting and full-service accounting firm located in New York City, recognized multiple times as one of the nation’s “Best of the Best” accounting firms. Perelson Weiner specializes in advising successful entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and families, Family Offices, privately held businesses, and non-profit organizations on achieving complex and sophisticated business and personal objectives using a proactive and value-based approach.

As CEO, Ms. Born focuses on strategic planning, culture, growth strategies and go-to-market initiatives in a variety of niche, industry and service areas that drive the Firm's business objectives forward. Ms. Born has extensive expertise in professional service firm management specifically in the financial services, family office and high-net-worth arena, specializing in business transformation and emerging technologies, succession planning, business development strategies and the design of best-in-class Leadership and Development Programs for next generation career growth.

Lynne has served as the Partner-in-Charge of one of the largest Multi-Family Offices in the country serving high-net-worth business owners and multi-generational families. Lynne’s clients call upon her for consulting around strategic planning and execution, growth and business transformation strategies when the privately held company (or family) is at an inflexion point due to changes in the business landscape. Lynne is a recipient of 2014’s Woman of Influence Award, Silicon Valley and Women Who Make Their Mark Award, 2014.


Ms. Born attended Northwestern University and participates in ongoing professional development including Harvard Business School’s Leading Professional Services Firms; Strategic HR; Organizational Development; Executive Compensation; Business Development and Financial Management.


  • Board of Directors, Women Business Collaborative - Coalition of Leading Business Women’s Organizations

  • Vice Chair, Strategy and Emerging Technologies Section, American Accounting Association

  • Co-Chair, Business Transformation Committee, PrimeGlobal International Association

  • Chair of the Board of Directors of Watermark (2015-2017), Silicon Valley’s premier executive women’s networking organization

  • Member of Inside Public Accounting’s Advisory Board

  • Advisor, The Representation Project

  • Previous Member, CalCPA Succession Planning Committee


  • 2017 HLB North American Annual Conference, Managing Partner Session – “Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on the Accounting Profession”, Keynote Speaker

  • 2017 and 2016 Watermark Conference for Women – Keynote Speaker (7,000 attendees)

  • 2016 Inside Public Accounting Conference – “Innovation in the Accounting Industry”

  • 2016 and 2015 Watermark Make Your Mark Awards – Keynote Speaker

  • 2016 Daily Journal Corporate Governance – Privately Held Business Cybersecurity Concerns

  • 2014 HR West Conference – Driving Revenue through HR Initiatives, Keynote Speaker

  • 2014 Women of CoreNet & California Diversity Conference – Innovation and Business Development Strategies