Our Team

Jeff Belingheri
Jeff BelingheriManaging Partner
“What separates us from most other CPA firms is that we view our clients as long term business partners and friends. We are dedicated to each of our clients’ success and committed to building a team of professional advisors that can best serve their unique needs. Whether it is Bregante + Company LLP or some other professional making the recommendation in any particular circumstance is not a concern; getting the right answer for our client is.”
Jeff Belingheri has been a CPA since 1993 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Marin County Estate Planning Council. He holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Jeff received his training at Price Waterhouse in the audit department of the Silicon Valley office, where he worked exclusively with high-tech startup companies. He joined Bregante + Company LLP in 1993 and became a partner in 1996.

Jeff works primarily with startup companies, closely held businesses and individuals as a tax advisor and business consultant. He has extensive experience in many areas of transactional planning (mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, etc.) and also with business succession planning and estate planning.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: architecture and engineering, service (advertising, consulting, and law), equipment leasing, food processing, high-tech, manufacturing, insurance, real estate.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 3113
Fax: 415.546.9745

NOVATO OFFICE
330 Ignacio Boulevard, Suite 201
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: 415.883.4262, Ext. 3113
Fax: 415.883.4290

Paul Hammond
Paul HammondPartner
“Financial decisions are seldom purely mathematical. They impact the lives of the decision-maker, their families, and often others. We provide an unbiased, confidential, friendly helping hand to assist our clients in evaluating financial information and the impact of alternative decisions. We take great satisfaction in understanding and educating our clients, and assisting them in selecting a path which is best suited to their particular situation”
Paul Hammond has been a CPA since 1975 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Paul holds a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Wesleyan University. He started his public accounting career in 1972 with Arthur Young & Company in San Francisco, and was a sole practitioner in Berkeley for six years before joining Bregante + Company LLP as a partner in 1982.

Paul works with a wide variety of clients, including closely held businesses, startup companies, high net worth individuals, nonprofit organizations and trust attorneys and administrators. He has extensive experience in tax compliance and business consulting.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: manufacturing, construction, high-tech, consulting, service, retail.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5130
Fax: 415.546.9745

phammond@bcocpa.com

Steven Fineran
Steven FineranPartner
“Tax law has become increasingly complex. Our role is to help our clients analyze and understand the benefits, risks and rewards of different strategies. Tax concerns shouldn’t overshadow the big economic picture; we help clients remember that sound business decisions are what is most important.”
Steve Fineran has been a CPA since 1987 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Steve holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Chico. Steve spent 12 years at local public accounting firms in San Ramon and San Francisco. In 1996, Steve joined Bregante + Company LLP as a tax manager, and in 2001 he became a partner.

Steve works primarily as a technical advisor and business consultant with closely held businesses and individuals. He specializes in entity formation and operation, transaction analysis, planning and compliance.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate syndication, sales, management and development, restaurant, service (advertising, law, and consulting), architecture, high-tech, cannabusiness, manufacturing, retail, construction, publishing, insurance and film production.

PLEASANTON OFFICE
4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 400
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925.416.0550, Ext. 4216
Fax: 925.416.0604

sfineran@bcocpa.com

Kenneth Preston
Kenneth PrestonPartner
“Our key strength is the flexibility to work side-by-side with our many varied clients. We bring vast experience and expertise to our engagements and, by blending this with the client’s knowledge and abilities, we are able to create a very good working relationship, a pleasant working atmosphere and ultimately an excellent final product.”
Ken Preston has been a CPA since 1977 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of North Carolina. He came to the Bay Area in 1979 from North Carolina and worked in a San Francisco public accounting firm as a manager and then as a partner until 1990. In 1990, Ken joined Bregante + Company LLP as a partner.

Ken works with a wide range of clients and is actively involved with individual, partnership and corporate taxes and tax planning. He also provides audit, review and compilation services to many of the firm’s closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, construction, service, consulting, leasing, manufacturing, retail, insurance.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5128
Fax: 415.546.9745

NOVATO OFFICE
330 Ignacio Boulevard, Suite 201
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: 415.883.4262, Ext. 5128
Fax: 415.883.4290

kpreston@bcocpa.com

Diana Sosa
Diana SosaPartner
“A valuable advisor is a good listener. Being familiar with a client’s current situation as well as their long-term goals makes it possible to take a proactive role in providing advice. Our clients call when they are in the planning stage of a major transaction, rather than after the fact. We value that close working relationship.”
Diana Sosa has been a CPA since 1991 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Diana holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Washington, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She has worked with a variety of clients in the public and nonprofit sectors providing audit, accounting, tax and consulting services. Diana joined Bregante + Company LLP as an audit/tax manager in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.

Diana works with businesses and nonprofit clients that require a combination of financial accounting and tax services, and provides tax compliance and planning for closely held businesses, individuals and trusts.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: contractors (general and specialty), private schools, investment brokerage firms, wholesale industries (lumber, automotive, high tech), retail industries (sportswear, automotive, health/food), restaurants, manufacturing, real estate (investment, development, management, brokers, agents), attorneys, physicians, architects, consultants, seafood brokers, processors and commercial fishermen, orchards and tree farms.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5143
Fax: 415.546.9745

dsosa@bcocpa.com

Jennifer Ruth
Jennifer RuthPartner
Jennifer has been a CPA since 2002 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of California State University, East Bay and holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an Accounting Option. She began her career in the East Bay working extensively with automobile dealerships and their owners. Jennifer joined Bregante + Company LLP as a manager in 2011 and was promoted to principal in 2015.

Jennifer works on a wide variety of clients including extensive work with real estate investors and management firms as well as other closely held businesses and nonprofit clients that require a combination of financial accounting and tax services. Jennifer also provides tax compliance and planning services to the individual owners of the business clients with which she works. Jennifer serves as the in-charge accountant on many of the attest engagements performed in the San Francisco office of Bregante, as well as being a member of the firm’s internal audit committee.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, contractors, attorneys, insurance, nonprofits, service, automobile dealerships, trusts, estates.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5132
Fax: 415.546.9745

jruth@bcocpa.com

Managers

Coben Tistadt
Coben TistadtPrincipal
Coben has been a CPA since 2002, and is currently a member of the East Bay Estate Planning Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Pomona College, and studied Business Administration and Accounting at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University while studying for the CPA exam. Currently, Coben is working on a master’s degree in Taxation at Golden Gate University. He started his public accounting career in 2000 in Eugene, Oregon and joined Bregante + Company LLP as a manager in January 2011.

Coben specializes in tax planning and compliance for individuals, partnerships, S and C corporations, trusts and estates, across a wide range of industries. He is familiar with federal, state and U.S. international tax law, and has many years of experience working on and supervising nonprofit audits. Coben also consults on a wide range of various accounting, tax, and general business issues.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, private equity investors, trusts and estates, professional service providers, nonprofits, manufacturers, and retailers/wholesalers.

PLEASANTON OFFICE
4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 400
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925.416.0550, Ext. 4227
Fax: 925.416.0604

ctistadt@bcocpa.com

Tonia Wasley
Tonia WasleyManager
Tonia has been a CPA since 2002 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She received a degree in Engineering from the St. Petersburg Institute of Technology, and took accounting courses at University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Golden Gate University. Tonia joined Bregante + Company LLP as a staff accountant in 2000 and became a manager in July 2008.

Tonia works primarily with closely held business and nonprofit clients that require a combination of financial accounting and tax services. She also provides tax compliance and planning services to the individual owners of the business clients she works with. Tonia is in charge of nonprofit, compliance and business audits in the Novato office of Bregante + Company LLP.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: architects, engineers, real estate, travel, public relations, toy developers and nonprofits.

NOVATO OFFICE
330 Ignacio Boulevard, Suite 201
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: 415.883.4262, Ext. 3103
Fax: 415.883.4290

awasley@bcocpa.com

Ted Krejdovsky
Ted KrejdovskyPrincipal
Ted has been a CPA since 1997 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with a concentration in Accounting. He is currently taking classes at Golden Gate University and is on track to earn a master’s degree in taxation during December 2015. Ted joined Bregante + Company LLP as a senior accountant in 2004 and became a manager in July 2008.

Ted works primarily with closely held businesses that require a combination of financial accounting and tax services, including preparation of full disclosure compilations and reviews for those clients that need financial statement services. He also provides tax compliance and planning services to the individual owners of the business clients that he works with.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: architecture, insurance, real estate, janitorial, marketing, education, security, telecommunications and manufacturing.

NOVATO OFFICE
330 Ignacio Boulevard, Suite 201
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: 415.883.4262, Ext. 3110
Fax: 415.883.4290

tkrejdovsky@bcocpa.com

Niki Doctor
Niki DoctorPrincipal
Niki has been a CPA since 2006 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She received both a bachelor and master’s degree in Accounting from Gujarat University in India. Niki joined Bregante + Company LLP as a manager in 2012.

Niki works primarily with closely held businesses that require tax advisory and compliance services. She also provides tax compliance and planning services to high net worth individuals.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: consulting, real estate, restaurant, retail, manufacturing, engineering, publishing and hospitality.

PLEASANTON OFFICE
4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 400
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925.416.0550, Ext. 4235
Fax: 925.416.0604

ndoctor@bcocpa.com

Hinoki Crum
Hinoki CrumManager
Hinoki has been a CPA since 2004 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan and an M.S. in Accountancy from Golden Gate University. She joined Bregante + Company LLP as a staff accountant in 2006 and was promoted to manager in 2014.

Hinoki works primarily with closely held businesses that require a combination of financial accounting and tax services. She also provides tax compliance and planning services to the individual owners of the business clients that she works with.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, engineers, restaurant, retail, nonprofit, and publishing.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5105
Fax: 415.546.9745

hcrum@bcocpa.com