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Andersen is the founding member of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms with more than 4,500 professionals worldwide, over 600 global Partners, and a presence in over 148 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms. In the U.S., Andersen has more than 1,000 personnel located in 19 cities across the country. Andersen encompasses top advisors with previous experience in the international accounting firms, law firms, IRS, and state taxing authorities. Many of our advisors hold multiple professional credentials and have depth in a wide range of capabilities allowing us to provide clients with comprehensive, integrated solutions.


We specialize in full service individual and business entity tax compliance and consulting. Our clients are at the center of our operating model which is structured to allow us to be entrepreneurial and proactive in our approach, and enables our Managing Directors to “roll up their sleeves” and work directly with you. As an Andersen client, the professionals you get to know in your first meeting are the same professionals who will be working with you throughout the process.


Petra N. Loer

Armanino LLP

Armanino LLP is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California. We are a nationwide leader in serving privately-held companies, as well as, nonprofit organizations and public entities.

We provide four main areas of service – assurance/audit, tax, consulting and business management. Our technology focus and global services are key aspects of our service lines. We work with clients in a large range of industries including technology, manufacturing and distribution, consumer-retail, nonprofit, private schools, real estate, professional services, life sciences, insurance and healthcare. Our offices are located in California, the West and Mid-West regions of the US, and we have consultants on the ground at key locations across the nation. We provide global services in more than 100 countries through our membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting organizations.


BPM, the largest California based accounting and consulting firm, offers tax, business consulting, wealth management and audit services across a wide spectrum of industries from offices in San Francisco, Menlo Park, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Stockton, Santa Ana and Santa Rosa, California. We also have offices in Eugene, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.

The 500-person firm is locally owned, with a strong foundation of environmental, social and philanthropic stewardship.

Chase Commercial Bank

Chase Commercial Banking serves more than 23,000 corporate, state, municipal, financial institution and non-profit clients in the U.S with annual revenue generally ranging from $20 million to $2 billion and nearly 36,000 real estate investors and owners. The firm offers a comprehensive set of financial products and services, including credit, equipment finance, real estate finance, treasury services and provides clients with access to the investment services of J.P. Morgan.

Chase offers you the local delivery of global capabilities and specialized industry expertise. Our experienced bankers and dedicated service professionals take the time to understand your needs, are empowered to make decisions locally and deliver a comprehensive set of financial solutions.


Rethink the way you manage risk. Creative. Data-driven. Strategic. Discover how Hays transforms insurance and risk management through modern technology and industry expertise

Company Facts
 Founded in 1994
 Full Service Insurance Broker and Risk Management Partner
 Became part of the Brown & Brown Team in 2018
 240+ locations
 9,000+ team members
 $2.014 billion annual revenue
 Local presence with national resources
 Ranked in Top 10 Insurance Brokers
 Organic Growth – we grow one client at a time

David Liebes
(650) 393-2008
CA License #0M77715
Hays Insurance Services


Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. Our belief is that by delivering smarter and more creative legal services, we will not only enrich our clients’ experiences with us, but also support them in achieving their business goals.

Our long-standing relationships, international outlook and collaborative structure, make us the go-to partner for the speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions and regulatory matters. Reed Smith is a leading international law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
For further information, please visit

C. Craig Lilly

Partner – Silicon Valley/San Francisco
T: +1 650 352 0502


RSM International

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. We guide our clients through business challenges by understanding their needs and bringing together the right team to address them. With 9,000 professionals and associates in 90 cities nationwide and access to more than 41,000 people in 120 countries through our membership in RSM International, we can meet your needs wherever in the world you do business.


Will Vogelsang, Partner


As a market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies turn businesses into intelligent enterprises and SAP applications and services enable business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably and adapt continuously. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit

Pamela Dunn
SAP America


Stuart McFaul Associates

Stuart McFaul Associates is an outsourced marketing consultancy providing interim CMO and executive coaching services. It is distinguished by “bringing the marketing department with them” by providing access to a network of over 1000 vetted marketing specialists. The firm is lead by Stuart McFaul, an award-winning Silicon Valley marketing veteran who has worked with over 250 companies worldwide, from Fortune 100 companies such as Apple and Hitachi, privately-held companies and startups, non-profits and foreign governments.


Stuart McFaul, President
415-869-8579 x 701