SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2014 -- BPM, one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, is proud to announce that Richard Bellucci has been elected Chairman of the Board, while Founding Shareholder Curtis Burr will continue to serve as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. Bellucci will succeed Marc Berger, who announced his plans to step down as Chairman to focus on client service initiatives and growth of the firm’s East Bay region. Bellucci’s term as Board Chair will commence immediately. BPM is based in San Francisco with approximately 350 personnel serving clients’ assurance, tax and business consulting needs from its six Greater Bay Area locations, including San Jose, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Santa Rosa and St. Helena.
“I want to congratulate Rich Bellucci on his unanimous election to Chairman by our fellow Board Members,” said BPM Founder and CEO, Curtis Burr. “BPM has always emphasized developing top-quality talent and leadership, and I’m thrilled with the Board’s decision. Having led the firm’s burgeoning SEC Practice Group in Silicon Valley, Rich is a proven leader and committed to growth with integrity. With the expertise of our professionals throughout the firm, BPM is in strong position for continued success.”
With more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, including seven at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bellucci will continue to lead BPM’s SEC Practice Group serving a variety of industries including semiconductors, software, telecommunications and networking equipment, life sciences and venture capital. He has participated in numerous public offerings, private placements, and business combinations and possesses extensive experience in the SEC registration and reporting process.
“I am more excited than ever about the opportunities that lie ahead for BPM and honored to be leading the Board of Directors as we continue to execute on our defined strategic plan,” said Bellucci. “With our distinct reputation for world-class service to our clients, and an ongoing commitment to our employees and the communities where we live and work, BPM has a tremendous future ahead.”
Active in charities and civic organizations, Bellucci is a Board Member of the San Francisco 49ers Academy and the Santa Clara University Accounting Advisory Board. Bellucci earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Economics with an Accounting emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a member of the AICPA and CalCPA Society.
Additional BPM Board Members currently serving terms include:
- Doug Schultz – Tax Partner in the San Francisco office
- Brad Holsworth – Assurance Partner and Walnut Creek office Partner-In-Charge
- Brian Finnegan – Assurance Partner in the San Francisco office, Leader of the Financial Services Industry Group and firmwide Assurance Practice Group Leader
- Carol O'Hara – Assurance Partner, Leader of the Winery & Vineyard Land Industry Group and Santa Rosa / St. Helena office Partner-In-Charge
- Jackie Matsumura – Tax Partner in the Walnut Creek office and Leader of the Real Estate Industry Group
- Rich McDonnell – Tax Partner in the Palo Alto office and Co-Leader of the High-Net Worth Practice Group
- Nick Steiner – Assurance Partner in the San Jose office and Leader of the Technology Industry Group
BPM is one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, serving the Bay Area's emerging and mid-cap businesses, as well as private client services since 1986. BPM has extensive experience in a broad range of industries including technology, life science, manufacturing, food and wine, automotive, nonprofits, real estate and construction. Its international tax practice is one of the largest on the West Coast. BPM has been named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today.