David Crouch
David CrouchFirm Managing Partner
“Solid tax planning doesn’t happen in a vacuum, once a year, or with a filing deadline looming. The most effective and highest value relationship with a CPA comes from thinking ahead and having a holistic view on a client’s financial situation – including both personal goals and key business considerations. We do our best work in partnership with our clients, seeing them through economic cycles and life changes, and bringing our expertise in the ever-evolving tax arena to bear at critical junctures. The buck doesn’t stop there however, as we also strive to utilize the wealth of knowledge our service partners bring to the table to elevate our partnership to that next level. Any CPA can file a return, it’s the steady, thoughtful and informed guidance through life’s big decisions that really sets Bregante + Company apart.”

David Crouch has been a CPA since 2016 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of California State University, East Bay and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an option in Accounting. David got his start in the accounting field when he was 14 and worked for a small CPA firm full time through college. He is currently attending Golden Gate University to earn his Master’s degree in Taxation. He joined Bregante + Company LLP as a staff accountant in 2008 and became partner in 2018. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, woodworking and spending time with his wife and puppies.

David specializes in providing tax compliance and planning services, business advisory services and attest services to closely held businesses and individuals.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, cannabusiness, retail/wholesale, manufacturing, management service, equipment leasing, motorsports, nonprofits.

PLEASANTON OFFICE
4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 400
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925.416.0550, Ext. 4252
Fax: 925.416.0604

dcrouch@bcocpa.com

Jeff Belingheri
Jeff BelingheriOffice Managing 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

Jennifer Ruth
Jennifer RuthOffice Managing Partner
“Maneuvering through tax and financial issues can be an overwhelming and stressful journey. One of the most rewarding experiences is being able to lessen that stress and explain the issues in a clear manner that isn’t intimidating. We also strive to build a strong partnership relationship with our clients. Our clients call with all manner of questions and concerns in their lives, not just tax compliance. Our goal is not only to provide strong technical advice in our areas of expertise but to also provide our clients with guidance or referrals in any area they need.”

Jennifer Ruth 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 Bachelor of Science degree 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, was promoted to principal in 2015 and became partner in 2017.

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

Niki Doctor
Niki DoctorPartner
“We serve as trusted, strategic partners to our clients. We take the time to understand their objectives and offer bespoke solutions to help them make financially sound business decisions. We are committed to client success and strive to provide prompt and efficient services in all our engagements.”

Niki Doctor 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 Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Gujarat University in India. Niki joined Bregante + Company LLP as a manager in 2012 and became partner in 2018.

Niki specializes in closely held businesses and high net worth individuals that require tax planning, tax advisory, international tax and compliance services. She also works with businesses that require a combination of tax services and financial accounting, including compilations and reviews.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, restaurant, architecture and engineering, high-tech, service (law, advertising, consulting), retail, manufacturing, 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

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

Paul Hammond
Paul HammondPartner Emeritus
“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

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, cannabusiness.

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 Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Washington. 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

Coben Tistadt
Coben TistadtPartner
“Public accounting is an industry both self-regulated and critical for our markets and systems of tax. As CPAs, we have the freedom to serve as tax advocates and the obligation to be impartial judges of financial statements. We strive to become trusted advisors for our clients through honesty, expertise, a strong work ethic and creativity. We deliver top-shelf service in a family-first, non-corporate environment. Our work goes way beyond tax returns and financial statements (although these are important); we work with our clients regularly on tax minimization strategies, business structuring, restructuring, exiting, selling, or acquiring a business, accounting systems enhancements, estate planning, charitable giving, and other sundry matters. Our foundation is a strong grasp of debits and credits and the art of accounting. I’ve been working to improve this craft almost 20 years and bring to the team a solid knowledge of tax law with an innovative spirit to explore grey areas and find positive solutions.”

Coben Tistadt earned his CPA license in 2002, scoring the 3rd highest for his sitting of the CPA exam. He is currently a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accounts, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the steering committee for the CALCPA Tax Discussion Group in the East Bay. He holds a Master’s degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Pomona College in Claremont. Coben started his career in public accounting in 2000 with Isler CPA in Eugene, Oregon, joined Bregante + Company LLP as a manager in 2011, and became partner in 2018.

Coben has expertise in tax law, regulations, rules and procedures pertaining to individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts and estates, and international issues, and in financial reporting standards for accounting in general. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his three sons, daughter and wife in and around Berkeley, studying theology and philosophy, and trying to keep fit.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, international taxation, trust and estates, nonprofits, cannabusiness.

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

ctistadt@bcocpa.com

Managers

Ted Krejdovsky
Ted KrejdovskyPrincipal

Ted Krejdovsky 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 has a Master’s degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with a concentration in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He joined Bregante + Company LLP as a senior accountant in 2004, became a manager in July 2008 and a principal in January 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports and golfing.

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 provides tax compliance and planning services to the individual owners of the business clients that he works with.  He also advises clients as a business consultant on mergers & acquisitions, business succession and estate planning.

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

Sam Hon
Sam HonDirector

Sam Hon has been a CPA since 1987 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Master’s degrees in both Accounting and Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of San Francisco. He joined Bregante + Company LLP as a director in 2018 as part of the merger with WDJ & Co. CPAs, a firm with which he was affiliated for over 20 years. In his free time, he loves sports and enjoys exercising, swimming, basketball and running.

Sam specializes in providing tax and accounting services for high net worth individuals and small businesses.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: wholesale and retail, manufacturing, real estate, professional services and restaurants.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5137
Fax: 415.546.9745

shon@bcocpa.com

Hinoki Crum
Hinoki CrumManager

Hinoki Crum has been a CPA since 2004 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. 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

Corey Graham
Corey GrahamManager

Corey Graham has been a CPA since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He joined Bregante + Company LLP as a staff accountant in 2016 and was promoted to manager in 2018.

Corey 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. Corey also provides tax compliance and planning services to the individual owners of the business clients with which he works. He serves as the in-charge accountant on many of the attest engagements performed in Bregante + Company LLP’s San Francisco office, as well as serving on the firm’s internal audit committee.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: nonprofits, contractors (general and specialty), retail, restaurants, manufacturing, real estate (investment, development, management, brokers, agents), attorneys, architects, consultants, automobile dealerships.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5104
Fax: 415.546.9745

cgraham@bcocpa.com

Anisha Harjani
Anisha HarjaniManager

Anisha Harjani has been a CPA since 2012 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s in English and Economics from Whitman College. Anisha joined Bregante + Company LLP in 2014 as a senior accountant and became a manager in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world, reading and spending time with her husband and son.

Anisha works primarily with high-net-worth individuals and provides tax compliance and planning services to the individual owners of the business clients with which she works.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, cannabusiness, architecture, management service and service industries (law, consulting, etc.).

PLEASANTON OFFICE
4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 400
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925.416.0550, Ext. 4218
Fax: 925.416.0604

aharjani@bcocpa.com

Lakshmi Kesaraju
Lakshmi KesarajuManager

Lakshmi Kesaraju has been a CPA since 2014 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned a Master’s degree in Commerce from Osmania University in India and has an Associate Company Secretary Certificate from India. She is also a Certified SAP FI Consultant. Lakshmi joined Bregante + Company LLP as a senior accountant in early 2018 and was promoted to manager in June 2018. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, travel and spending time with family.

Lakshmi specializes in tax planning and compliance for high-net-worth individuals, S and C Corporations and partnerships across a wide range of industries. She also works with small businesses that require tax services and financial accounting, including compilation and review of financial statements.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, construction, restaurant, service industries (law, doctors, consulting), retail, manufacturing, nonprofits.

PLEASANTON OFFICE
4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 400
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925.416.0550, Ext. 4200
Fax: 925.416.0604

lkesaraju@bcocpa.com

Mimi Lee
Mimi LeeManager

Mimi Lee has been a CPA since 2007 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Golden Gate University. She joined Bregante + Company LLP as a staff accountant in 2005 and was promoted to manager in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys traveling locally and internationally, bike riding and hiking.

Mimi works primarily with closely held businesses providing financial accounting and tax services. She also provides tax compliance and planning services for high net worth individuals and to the individual owners of the business clients that she works with.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: professional services, travel, winery, publishing, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, insurance, engineering, trusts, nonprofits.

NOVATO OFFICE
330 Ignacio Boulevard, Suite 201
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: 415.883.4262, Ext. 3124
Fax: 415.883.4290

mlee@bcocpa.com

Aakansha Mehrotra
Aakansha MehrotraManager

Aakansha Mehrotra has been a CPA since 2015 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Delhi, India and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rajasthan University. Aakansha joined Bregante + Company LLP as a staff accountant in 2017 and was promoted to manager in 2018. She enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and family.

Aakansha specializes in tax compliance, tax planning and financial accounting for closely held businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, professional services, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, non-profits.

PLEASANTON OFFICE
4309 Hacienda Drive, Suite 400
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925.416.0550, Ext. 4230
Fax: 925.416.0604

amehrotra@bcocpa.com

Daniel Novak
Daniel NovakManager

Daniel Novak has been a CPA since 2014 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Master’s degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Dominican University of California. Daniel joined Bregante + Company LLP as a manager in 2018. His spare time activities include camping, cycling and working on cars.

Daniel works primarily with high-net-worth individuals, closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: professional services with a focus on architects and engineers, manufacturing, retail and wholesale.

NOVATO OFFICE
330 Ignacio Boulevard, Suite 201
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: 415.883.4262, Ext. 3112
Fax: 415.883.4290

dnovak@bcocpa.com

Steve Pacheco
Steve PachecoManager

Steve Pacheco has been a CPA since 2006 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 an emphasis in Accounting. Steve is currently attending Golden Gate University and is on track to earn his Master’s degree in Taxation by December 2021. He joined Bregante + Company LLP as a manager in 2017. In his free time, he enjoys traveling Western Europe and the Continental US, attending sporting events and golfing.

Steve works primarily in financial accounting, tax services and tax compliance for closely held businesses. He also provides tax compliance and planning services to high net worth individuals, nonprofit organizations and trusts.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: real estate, professional services, nonprofit organizations, cannabusiness.

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
301 Battery Street, 2 Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.777.1001, Ext. 5129
Fax: 415.546.9745

spacheco@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, nonprofits, cannabusiness.

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

awasley@bcocpa.com