BPM To Open New Office in Napa Valley


SANTA ROSA, Calif., November 11, 2013 -- BPM, one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, will open an office in St. Helena on November 11. The new office enhances the firm’s ability to serve its growing client base in Napa Valley by providing convenient access to trusted assurance, tax and business consulting expertise. BPM is in a unique position to offer Napa Valley clients the best of both worlds, combining the resources and sophistication of a big firm, with the agility, personal service and community engagement of a small firm. Based in San Francisco, BPM now has offices in six Greater Bay Area locations, including Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, Palo Alto and San Jose.

"Our Napa Valley relationships run very deep, and we are absolutely thrilled to be opening a physical location in the heart of Wine Country," stated BPM Founder and CEO, Curtis Burr. "The exponential growth of the BPM Winery & Vineyard Land Group is directly related to our relationship driven approach to client and community service. The St. Helena office increases our accessibility to clients, business partners and all the Napa Valley communities we serve." The office will be located at 1432 Main St. in St. Helena.

BPM has been serving California’s winery and vineyard communities for nearly 30 years. The firm provides a full-spectrum of accounting and consulting services from assurance, tax, initial set-up of accounting systems to cash-flow forecasting, bank loan negotiation, business succession planning, and interim CFO services. The firm serves the diverse needs of wineries of all sizes from negociants to large, fully-integrated vineyard and winery operations.

"Big firm sophistication and small firm high-touch client service differentiates BPM in the marketplace," said Carol O’Hara, Managing Partner of BPM’s North Bay Region and Leader of the firm’s Winery and Vineyard Industry Group. "We’ve always made a strong commitment to providing personal, accessible service, and having an office in the center of the region really helps us further demonstrate our commitment. The St. Helena office will work closely with the BPM office in Santa Rosa to serve our firm’s long-established clientele throughout the North Bay region."

BPM’s Wine Industry Group professionals are active and hold leadership positions in numerous associations including Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Wine Industry Financial Symposium (Napa), Sonoma County Vintners, Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley and the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance to name a few.

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 high net worth individuals 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 Firm in the North Bay" for a third year in a row by readers of NorthBay biz (magazine), "2013 - Top Wine Industry Accounting Firm" by Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine and selected one of the "Best Places to Work" for a record eight consecutive years by the North Bay Business Journal.