Kirthi Mani


Kirthi is the Managing Principal of New York and leads CLA's Global Advisory & Outsourcing Practice- that helps businesses expand both within the United States & across the globe, by acting as a single point of contact for all their global needs.  Her team can help with entity creation, banking set-up, insurance, location services, incentives & grants, global payroll, health insurance & benefits solutions, HR, Global mobility, immigration (through law firm partners), local & state registrations, compliance, day-to-day book keeping, financial reporting, cash flow management, budgeting & forecasting, tax filings & compliance and more.

Kirthi helps our clients across the globe when opportunities beckon them to uncharted territory; by acting as their trusted advisor alongside management, navigating the myriad of cross-border business, regulatory, operational, personnel and compliance issues.

She is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion council member at CLA with a passion to bring "DEI in our DNA".

Prior to joining CLA, Kirthi has a decade of private industry experience with multi-nationals like GE Healthcare, Levi Strauss & Co., Thermo Fisher Scientific and Kiewit Corporation.  She was part of the International Finance team at Carnegie Mellon University that helped set-up and support their Qatar and Australia campuses.

Kirthi is a thought leader and a regular speaker at Global conferences, based on her extensive experience in cross-cultural interactions, working with Global businesses from The Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia and the Middle East.


Stanford University Graduate School of Business LEAD graduate

Certified Public Accountant (US)

Chartered Accountant (India)

Bachelor of Commerce (University of Calicut, India)

In the community

Board member of BCT- a trust that works against hunger, illiteracy and ill health.

MassChallenge- Expert, Judge and Mentor.  MassChallenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship through collaboration and development. They have more than a decade of experience accelerating startups, industry, and innovation ecosystems. 

SelectUSA- Mentor, Women in Tech Cohort.  Select-USA is a US Government program established to facilitate business investment in the United States. The Women in Tech Mentorship helps female founders from across the globe to succeed in the United States.

SelectUSA Investment Guide Banking Chapter Author- As the U.S federal-level program dedicated to facilitating and promoting hgh-impact business investment into the United States, SelectUSA publishes the Investment Guide as a premier resource for business investments in the United States.  Chapters in the guide are authored by competitively selected subject matter experts in their respective fields.

World Bank- Doing Business in the Unites States contributor.