Victor G. Ramsauer, CPA
As CEO, Shareholder and President of LEVITZACKS, not only does Victor Ramsauer lead the firm he advises the firm’s clients on the sale, acquisition and divestiture of businesses with values exceeding $175 million. In addition, he provides senior leadership regarding deal structuring and negotiation, financial reporting research, and the design and performance of due diligence procedures.
With extensive skills in auditing, M&As, and general business consulting, Mr. Ramsauer also has a comprehensive understanding of the government contracting market and Federal Acquisition Regulations. He advises various government contractors in preparing for successful pre-award surveys by the Defense Contract Audit Agency, negotiating forward pricing rates, and gaining approval of termination-for-convenience claims, among other outcomes.
Mr. Ramsauer has been interested in accounting since he was a child, when he helped his mother at her bookkeeping job. After taking a business class in high school his life’s course was set, and he majored in accounting at California State Polytechnic University.
Early in his career, he worked at one of the world’s largest accounting firms. “At that firm, a young accountant like me had almost zero chance of interacting with a partner, let alone a client — and it was frustrating. At LEVITZACKS, we’ve deliberately created something different, where there’s a real feeling of teamwork, and no ‘pecking order’ among employees. I think it not only allows us to deliver a better work product; it’s also been validated by the numerous ‘best place to work’ awards we’ve won.” Victor’s view and mantra for the firm is “One Firm, One Team” where everyone works together for the best results for our clients.
Mr. Ramsauer derives great satisfaction from solving clients’ problems, and he sees a similar drive in his colleagues across the firm. “To resolve complex problems, you have to ask smart questions and be a great listener. It’s gratifying that our team has the soft skills — and the technical expertise — that our clients need.”
- Licensed CPA in California and Nevada
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Cyber Center of Excellence, Treasurer
- Aerospace and Defense Forum, San Diego Chapter Steering Committee
- Association of Government Accountants
- San Diego Military Advisory Council, Secretary
- National Defense Industry Association, Board Member
- Downtown San Diego Partnership, Board Member and Finance Committee
- Provisors San Diego Downtown
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting, with Honors, California State Polytechnic University