MANAGING PARTNER, OC OFFICE, CLA
WHY: Was managing partner and member of executive committee of Irvine-based White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, secondlargest accounting firm with HQ in OC. Joined firm in 1990, became a partner in 2001. Specializes in corporate and passthrough taxation; extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, transactional issues, business formations, and exit strategy planning.
RECENT: White Nelson merged with Midwest’s CLA in November.
QUOTABLE: “I conducted an internal survey and discovered about 60% of our accountants were CSUF graduates. We've had a long tradition of hiring Fullerton grads, but I was surprised at how high the percentage was.”
2020 HOBBY: “I have really recommitted myself to running and training this year. There is no better time to reinforce your health.”