Author Archives: Ralph Nefdt

About Ralph Nefdt

Ralph Nefdt is the managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Phoenix office. He is responsible for overall operations, client relations and continued growth in Arizona. Nefdt has more than 25 years of experience working with public and private companies in a variety of industries including technology, consumer and industrial products, manufacturing, retail and distribution. For more information or for the detailed white paper on the Index, please visit

Grant Thornton Business Optimism Index Reports Growing Confidence In Economy

Grant Thornton Business Optimism Index

Each year, Grant Thornton works with business leaders nationwide to gauge their optimism in the U.S. economy. This project, titled the Grant Thornton Business Optimism Index, was started in 2002 with three key measures over time: U.S. economy: Business leaders’ perceptions of whether the U.S. economy will improve, remain the same or deteriorate in the… Read More →