Managing Partner, Squar Milner
WHY: Runs fourth-biggest accounting firm HQ’d in California with 517 employees. Clients include: Genius Brands, Reven Housing REIT, La Jolla Pharmaceutical. UCLA English B.A., Pepperdine J.D., George Washington University master of laws in taxation.
RECENT: Bought DZH Phillips of San Francisco last year to boost presence in state. Moved HQ to Irvine Towers office.
QUOTABLE: “We think there is real market distinction in being a California firm. We don’t have a desire to be a national firm.”