About Drew

Drew Richards is a director at Marcum, a national public accounting firm located in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and is licensed by the State of Connecticut. Drew has over 12 years of experience conducting, reviewing and analyzing financial information for companies that span a variety of industries including manufacturing, cannabis, life sciences, biotechnology, and employee benefit plans. Drew’s background includes financial statement audits and state and federal compliance audits, with a focus on CT Department of Economic and Community Development regulations for digital media production and other state tax credit programs. He offers an array of services to both publicy held and private companies, including financial auditing and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and quality of earnings reports, consolidations and financial analysis.

He is actively involved in his local community and volunteers on a number of boards and commissions.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA)
  • The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
  • Shoreline Arts Alliance. Board of Directors, Past Treasurer
  • Clinton Country Club, Finance Committee Chair

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • NY Cannabis Growers Showcase, October 2023
  • Virginia: Reviewing Marijuana Business Tax Implications, Recordkeeping, and Accounting Best Practices, August 2023
  • Together We Grow: Cannabis Industry Networking Reception – Banking on Success, December 2022
  • The GreenWave Buzz – Accounting Talk with Marcum; Implications of Canopy USA Consolidation and recent 280E development, November 2022
  • The Business Chat: Industry Pro’s – Cannabis, October 2022
Practice Focus

Financial Statement Audits
Due Diligence Projects
Financial Analysis
Employee Benefits
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Industry Focus

Life Sciences
Employee Benefit Plans
Tax Credit Programs


Master of Business Administration
Quinnipiac University

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Providence College