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Jeffery Pearson, CPA
Partner, Assurance
Consumer Business Industry Group Co-leader
Managing Partner, San Francisco
Carol Spindler O'Hara, CPA
Partner, Assurance
Wine Industry Group Leader
Managing Partner, North Bay
Martina Gadgeff, CPA
Senior Manager, Assurance
Consumer Business Industry Group Co-leader

Overview

Many US consumer business companies continue to face intense competition, slow growth, rising costs, a shift in power to the retailer, a growth of private label brands and waning pricing power. This sector is highly dependent on consumers to drive sales and is price sensitive to such economic issues as rising commodity prices, interest rates, unemployment, energy costs, a weakening dollar and consumer confidence levels. 

To remain competitive, consumer business companies need to ensure that they are attuned to shifting consumer demographics, the increasing influence of digital media on brand information and value decisions, discerning purchase behavior, as well as the importance of corporate social responsibility, while focusing on driving topline growth and protecting margins. 

Areas we serve:

  • Online retail apparel and footwear
  • Food processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Personal and household products
  • Wholesale and distribution

Retail

Retail is a consumer driven industry and the recent changes in marketplace forces have created a challenging environment. Changes in consumer trends have accelerated quickly, creating a greater urgency for retailers to address new marketplace realities. Retail growth and the ability to maintain profit margins will be challenging as a result of high operating expenses, market saturation, an aging population, the rise of multichannel buying, less affluent buyers, the rise of digital media to influence purchase decisions, and diminished consumer loyalty. 

To remain competitive, retailers must remain extremely focused on operations, mitigate risks throughout the entire organization, and tirelessly reduce operating costs. 

BPM's Consumer Business Industry Group is committed to providing you with financial strategies to increase your efficiency and help you compete in a dynamic market. With our deep industry experience, we focus on your business's short and long-term goals. Our professionals have many years' experience working with both consumer business and retail clients and are capable of providing audit, tax, and consulting services that will ultimately keep your customers satisfied. 

Areas we serve:

  • Auto dealerships
  • Big-box retailer
  • Catalog/internet
  • Grocery
  • Restaurant chains
  • Specialty retail stores

People

Martina Gadgeff, CPA
Senior Manager, Assurance
Consumer Business Industry Group Co-leader
Jenise Gaskin, CPA
Employee Benefit Plan Audit Group Leader
Craig Hamm, CPA
Partner, Assurance and Advisory
Brad Holsworth, CPA
Partner, Assurance
Managing Partner, Walnut Creek
Phillip Hutson, CPA
Partner, Tax
Managing Partner, Palo Alto
Sumit Kalra
Partner, Assurance
Information Technology Audit and Compliance Group Leader
Carol Spindler O'Hara, CPA
Partner, Assurance
Wine Industry Group Leader
Managing Partner, North Bay
Jeffery Pearson, CPA
Partner, Assurance
Consumer Business Industry Group Co-leader
Managing Partner, San Francisco
Julie West, CPA
Corporate Tax Chair
Life Science Industry Group Co-leader

Contacts

Jeffery Pearson, CPA
Partner, Assurance
Consumer Business Industry Group Co-leader
Managing Partner, San Francisco
Carol Spindler O'Hara, CPA
Partner, Assurance
Wine Industry Group Leader
Managing Partner, North Bay
Martina Gadgeff, CPA
Senior Manager, Assurance
Consumer Business Industry Group Co-leader