Al Van Ranst became the CFO of the Boston Foundation in February 2010. The Foundation manages over $1 billion of assets for more than 900 donor funds. He has been tasked with oversight of all financial reporting, information technology and operational risk management.
Al was previously a partner with KPMG LLP where he led the information technology audit practice in the Boston office for eight years. He focused on the evaluation of internal controls and developing staff. As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Trust Services Task Force, Al led the development of the auditing standard for certificate authorities. Al also served on the American National Standards Institute’s Accredited Standards Committee that developed the technology standards for certification authorities. From 1994 to 1996 he led the KPMG banking and finance practice in New England. During his career, he also audited many nonprofit organizations and other for-profit companies and partnerships.
Al received a M.B.A and a B.S in Economics from Cornell University where he served in the Development Office for two years while attending classes. He has been on a Cornell alumni advisory council for over 20 years and a volunteer treasurer of various nonprofit organizations for many years.