We are pleased to welcome Kathy Wong and Craig Hamm into the Firm’s partnership. The two new partners span the Firm’s Bay Area offices and serve both our Tax and Advisory practices.
“Becoming a partner at BPM means so much more than technical expertise and managing clients,” said Jim Wallace, CEO of BPM. “Our partners represent our principles and serve as role models for our associates and others – Kathy and Craig exemplify our values.”
Kathy Wong joined BPM over 10 years ago, focusing her practice on domestic and international tax planning, consulting and compliance for corporate and private individual clients. Her expertise in foreign investment in U.S. real estate has been recognized in the professional community through her presentations to the Association of Asian American Bankers, Merrill Lynch and Coldwell Banker. Her community involvement includes her role as a principal corporate member in Hong Kong Association of Northern California and an active member in ChinaSF –organizations that foster and facilitate U.S.-Asia trade and business opportunities. As a mother of two young children, Kathy also contributes to the firm’s WIN (Women’s Initiative Now!) program to develop and retain women in the firm and serves as a role model for young women professionals in managing and balancing family and a successful career. Kathy received her BA in Accounting from the University of Hawaii and her MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
“I am excited to work alongside the highly accomplished partners of BPM and contribute to the continued success of the Firm and our clients,” said Wong.
Craig Hamm leads the Firm’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) Group as well as the go to market strategy for the venture capital and private equity industries within BPM’s Financial Services Industry Group. Throughout his career, Craig has served start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies in the venture capital, service, life science and technology industries. He has extensive experience with advising and supporting clients through mergers or acquisitions by providing due diligence and quality of earnings services. He has extensive experience providing assurance services to venture capital and private equity funds. Craig holds a CPA and a CVA license and BS in Accounting from Santa Clara University. During his spare time, he can be found coaching his two children’s soccer teams.
“BPM’s partners have the expertise needed to solve our clients’ most pressing and complicated needs – I look forward to working with them more closely to help our clients succeed,” said Hamm.
Distinguished by the Firm’s unremitting commitment to the success of clients, BPM was also recently awarded the Best of Accounting winner for client satisfaction. Fewer than 1% of all accounting firms in the United States and Canada have earned the 2016 Best Accounting Award for providing remarkable service quality to their clients. For more information, visit us at bpmcpa.com.
Founded in 1986, Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 largest firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area, we serve emerging, mid-cap, and closely-held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad reach of industries ranging from financial services, technology, life science and consumer business to real estate, nonprofits, wine and craft beverages. Our International Tax Practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and our well-recognized SEC Practice serves approximately 35 public reporting companies. We are listed as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women,” and the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal and Silicon Valley Business Journal all list BPM as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Accounting Today ranks us as the number one “Best Firm to Work for” in the nation, in the Large Firm Category. Most recently, we received Inavero’s Best of Accounting Award for client service excellence – an honor less than one percent of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned for providing exemplary client service. For more information, visit us at bpmcpa.com.